For Sale By Owner Years Ago
I tried doing it about 20 years ago and it was an exercise in total frustration. The only people who came and looked were real estate agents who often talked down to me rudely, assuring me that I would never be able to sell it myself. It turned out they were right. Primarily because I was swamped caring for my young kids, dealing with work issues, and had NO CLUE what I was doing. It turned out selling your house on your own was hard work! And was a major learning curve for many!
For Sale By Owner Nowadays
Nowadays, it would be much easier for me, even if I wasn't a real estate agent. My kids are grown, though my business keeps me even busier than before. But with the internet, I can definitely advertise more widely than back then. And there are ways I could get my house on the market without having a regular real estate agent. It's still a lot of hard work, with difficult challenges, legal land mines to navigate, a lot of learning needed, and more.
FSBO Resources for YOU
For those and many other excellent reasons I would personally continue to choose to use a real estate agent again in the future. But for those of my neighbors who choose to go the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) route, I am a firm believer in helping them as well as my real estate clients. Some of the ways I do that include:
For Sale By Owner Facebook Groups
I have two Facebook groups that specifically welcome those selling their own homes. They're small but will grow. And each gets a few more eyes on your property – always a good thing. In addition, depending on my schedule, the location of the properties, etc., some of the homes listed in these groups may get the perks of having me share them further via blog posts, social media and other online ads, etc. Come join these two groups and see what's happening –
Even More Resources For YOU
If you post your homes for sale or rent here, depending on my schedule, you might even see me sharing your home further – on a blog post here or at one of my other sites; on one of my various Facebook pages; on Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, CraigsList, and more. Definitely great resources to help you in this difficult journey.
Options for You
As you can see, these provide great options for you as you work hard to sell your home by owner. Interested? Find me on Facebook or Pinterest, email me at [email protected], or call me at 916-768-0127. I'd love to help you!
P.S. If you are NOT selling/renting by owner, or if you should change your mind down the road, and are in search of a real estate agent to list your home for sale or would like help to find a home – please call me 916-768-0127! We are here for all your real estate needs and never too busy for your referrals!