Is it really that difficult to sell your home by yourself? It depends. Do you like to market, negotiate and fill out legal documents? If yes, you may prefer to sell your home without the help of a Santa Cruz real estate agent.
Before you make your decision, consider these three disadvantages of selling your home as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO):
1. You may under-price or over-price your home. If you’ve overpriced your home, you won’t get many interested buyers. When you drop the price of your home a few weeks later, you’ll have missed the “new on the market” window of opportunity that brings in a lot of potential buyers. If you under-price your home, buyers will wonder what’s wrong with it, and if it sells, you’ll be leaving money on the table.