LSUGUMBO New Orleans Saints Fan Shreveport, LA Member since Sep 2005 5307 posts
re: Selling a house- for sale by owner (Posted on 12/3/12 at 6:45 am to lesmiles13)
-Use a FSBO website to help market your house. -Price it just a little lower than the houses listed by realtors in your neighborhood since it doesn't't have the 6% commission attached to it. -Be ready to say "No" or "Let me think about it" to 100 different realtors calling/e-mailing/stopping by during the open house.
MikeBRLA LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jun 2005 9484 posts
re: Selling a house- for sale by owner (Posted on 12/3/12 at 7:27 am to lesmiles13)
I've done it and walked away with more cash in my pocket than my neighbors who sold with agents bc I didn't have to pay the 6% realtor commission.
As the other poster said, I'd go with a FSBO website since you get a lot of bang for your buck. They will also set you up with the standard purchase agreements for yor area. No need to get an attorney unless something goes wrong usually.
Unclutter everything (especially closets) and remove all personal pictures from the house before you show it. Also make sure it's spotless
guttata LSU Fan prairieville Member since Feb 2006 20383 posts
re: Selling a house- for sale by owner (Posted on 12/3/12 at 8:08 am to MikeBRLA)
The only 2 homes I've owned, I've sold FSBO. I just took what the realtors were asking in the neighborhood and asked about 5% less. I got a standard purchase agreement off the fsbobr website and sold it. Not very difficult at all
Belaire Buck LSU Fan Not in Bama Member since Nov 2011 52 posts
re: Selling a house- for sale by owner (Posted on 12/3/12 at 10:25 am to lesmiles13)
As others have stated use this or others like it. I just sold off of this site about 2 months ago. Did nothing. Had a purchase agreement from when we had purchased the house and modified it to fit our needs. The buyers did all of the work on their end. We just showed up to sign and pick up our check. Good Luck!
lsu tigerdog LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Nov 2007 135 posts
re: Selling a house- for sale by owner (Posted on 12/3/12 at 11:19 am to lesmiles13)
we've been working with fsbobr.com for the last 8.5 yrs, agents are great but no way could i pay their commission cost too on the sale of my home. call me if you have any questions,225.291.7901 x 224. if you live outside of baton rouge, you have some advantages for your buyers, like the 100% rural development program.