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Home Selling in Abington : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 14, 2008
Mike Calef answered:
Truly your best bet ESPECIALLY in this market is to hire an agent. I know that it is very difficult to look at the amount of money that you would be paying an agent and say that that is your best option, but when you are looking back in a year and your house hasn't sold because you haven't had the resources to market your home properly you will be really stuck. The hardest part of selling your home by yourself is a by product that not many people realize....the emotion of the process. A real estate professional is exactly that...professional. It is their job to be unemotional with every home they sell. They are hired to look out for your best interest and make you the most money possible. In selling your home yourself you will be tempted to tell someone that you are on the market for 250K for example, but will take 240K you are hurting yourself. The average FSBO will cost themselves 12-15% of the sales price. That is FAR, FAR more than any agent will charge. I hope that helps. ... more
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