More importantly you need to do the following to sell your own home. This was published on MSN for people wanting to sell their own home:
Educate yourself on relevant federal laws and state regulations governing real estate sales.
â€¢You do your own market research (including possibly hiring an appraiser) to determine your home's value.
â€¢You create your own marketing plan and decide how you will handle inquiries from prospective buyers or their agents.
â€¢You decide how to prepare your home for sale, including arranging for pre-sale repairs, inspections, or other necessary services.
â€¢You field all buyer inquiries, show the house yourself, handle all negotiations, and move the paperwork through the transaction.
â€¢You pay for the buyer's agent's services, unless the buyer is also working alone or has hired the agent for a set fee. You may also pay for services you require during the transaction, such as legal advice or help negotiating the contract. Discount brokers offer individual services for flat rates.
Jane Grant - Southwest Real Estate - Riverside County, CA