If you’re thinking about selling your home, you are no doubt aware of the ups and downs that are going on in the current market. In these conditions, the best strategy is to do whatever you can to make your home stand out from the competition. A first step is to make any needed improvements to your home to make it as presentable and appealing as possible to potential buyers. Curb appeal is also an important factor to consider. Another step is to spread the word – think of how many contacts you have who may know an interested buyer through friends, family and work contacts. Finally, you will want to consider how you will list your home, whether you will use the FSBO Florida method or the traditional route of using a Realtor.
No matter how large or small your home is, or what its current condition or market value may be, as the seller of the property, you will be responsible for paying all of the real estate fees and commissions. This includes paying the commission to the buyer’s agent. Since the average fee is about 6-7% of the value of the home, it’s not surprising that people are looking for alternatives such as the FSBO Florida way of selling their homes. Doing it yourself can literally save you thousands, if not tens of thousands in real estate commission payouts.
Whether you opt for FSBO Florida or using a realtor, one of the most important steps in listing and ultimately selling your home is advertising your property on MLS, or Multiple Listing Service. This board offers a nationwide online directory of all of the properties that are available in a specified area. It can be accessed by both realtors and the general public. Properties can be searched for by neighbourhood, price, number of bedrooms and other features. Pictures or even virtual tours of the homes are often included to attract potential buyers. The benefit of MLS is that is allows interested buyers to view your listing from anywhere in the world, giving your home the highest exposure possible.
Normally, a real estate agent will complete the MLS listing and submit it as part of the work agreement. However, it’s not necessary to work with an agent to have your listing submitted to MLS. FSBO Florida properties can be added easily by using a flat fee service such as ListWithFreedom.com. Using these services is fast and easy and there is excellent customer support available to help guide you through the entire process.