If You're Feeling Lucky Then Don't Bother Using A Realtor
Do you have to use a Realtor when you sell your home in Nanaimo?
No, of course not. But by being a FSBO, not using a real estate professional to sell your house could end up costing you a lot more than you ever imagined.
Realtors must follow certain rules of conduct and representation as dictated by their professional associations and by law. They are trained to see things that the general home seller might easily over look or might not even think about. Real estate agents are also held to a very high level of ethics as well.
As a home seller in Nanaimo, as with most home sellers around the world, you want to get the best possible price for your house. Pricing your house to sell can be a tricky thing, and with the real estate market changing so rapidly, yesterday's comparable sales may not be a good indicator of what your home is worth today.
Finding a qualified buyer for your home, putting together a solid purchase offer, guiding the home seller through the inspection process and all of the closing paperwork are all things that Realtors do, day in and day out.
Disclosure, or lack there of, is probably the biggest issue that arises when people try to sell their homes themselves. While most people are honest, there may be things that you simply forget to tell a buyer, such as the leaky roof that was repaired a few years ago, or the termite treatment that was done, or the drainage problem in the backyard that was fixed.
When you forget to tell buyers about these things - even though they were all correctly taken care of - the home seller will raise doubts in the buyer's mind.
Using a Realtor to sell your home in Nanaimo can give you more peace of mind, knowing that you have an experienced professional on your side.