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Debunking Myths About Selling Your Home by Owner

Selling your home by owner (FSBO–For Sale By Owner) can seem daunting, especially with the plethora of myths surrounding the process. However, with the right resources and support, selling your home by owner can be both profitable and straightforward. As the founder and CEO of SaveOnYourHome.com, I aim to debunk these common myths and encourage homeowners to take control of their home sale.

 

Myth 1: It’s Too Complicated

One of the most prevalent myths about selling your home by owner is that the process is overly complicated. While it’s true that selling a home involves multiple steps, it’s no more complicated than many other significant financial decisions you’ve made. With the right guidance and tools, anyone can navigate this process successfully.

At SaveOnYourHome.com, we provide a comprehensive suite of free resources designed to simplify every step of selling your home by owner. These include detailed checklists that break down the process into manageable tasks.

Myth 2: I Won’t Get A Good Price

Another common misconception is that selling by owner will result in a lower sale price.

Pricing your home correctly is crucial, and it starts with a thorough market analysis. Use online tools and local market data and consult with real estate agents to determine a competitive price. Additionally, by saving on commission fees, you can afford to be more flexible with your pricing strategy, potentially attracting more buyers.

 

Myth 3: It Takes Too Long

Many believe that selling a home by owner will take significantly longer than using a real estate agent. However, the length of time a home stays on the market often depends more on the property’s condition, location and pricing than on who is selling it. In the current environment where housing inventory is scarce, it is not uncommon for homes to go into contract within a few days, often with multiple competing offers.

By leveraging effective marketing strategies, you can sell your home quickly. SaveOnYourHome.com offers a range of free marketing tools to help you reach potential buyers. Utilize social media platforms, online listing sites and our customized yard signs to increase your home’s visibility. High-quality photos and virtual tours can also attract serious buyers, reducing the time your home stays on the market.

 

Myth 4: I Need a Real Estate Agent for Negotiations

A common myth is that you need a real estate agent to handle negotiations effectively. With preparation and the right resources, homeowners can also successfully navigate this aspect of the sale.

Understanding the basics of negotiation is key. Be prepared to counter offers, understand the buyer’s perspective and know your bottom line. In addition, when selling your home, the attorney you hire to handle the closing can also serve as a valuable guide or even handle the negotiations on your behalf. Who is better at negotiating than your own attorney?

Conclusion: Empower Yourself And Save

Selling your home by owner is not only a viable option but can also save you thousands of dollars in commission fees. By debunking these common myths, we hope to empower homeowners to take control of their home sales with confidence.

By selling your home by owner, you could potentially save $50,000 or more depending on your home’s value. Imagine what you could do with those savings — whether it’s investing in a new property, funding a child’s education or simply enjoying a more comfortable retirement.

Don’t let myths and misconceptions hold you back. With the right support and resources, you can navigate the home selling process with ease and confidence. Visit SaveOnYourHome.com today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a successful, commission-free home sale.


Yehuda Kohn is a 20-year veteran of the mortgage industry and the founder of SaveOnYourHome.com. Our mission is to transform the home buying and selling experience, making it more accessible, transparent and cost-effective by eliminating commissions and fees. This will give you the financial freedom to invest in your future. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @SaveOnYourHome for real estate-related tips.

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