User question: I want to sell my home, but before I list with a realtor I would like to try to do it myself in an attempt to avoid some expense. What alternative options are out there for someone like me? Is there a way for me to get my home on the MLS?
Answer from blueroof.com: Thank you for your question and I am going to give you several different ideas and perspectives to view this from.
First, we always recommend listing your home. The services of agents are not simply in the marketing. In fact that is a very small part of what agents do. They are trained in negotiating skills to make sure you get the most for your home as well as ensuring all state-required disclosures are done.
They also oversee all the inspections to make sure you don't pay for anything more than you have to in order to get the home sold.
Studies have shown that listed homes sell, on average, for much more than homes sold by owner. This is typically because buyers searching for homes by owner are looking for a bargain.
Second, if you do decide to attempt this on your own at first, you can list your home by owner for free on ABC15.com. Simply click on the real estate section and you will be directed to how you can list your home, upload photos, and much more all for free. This has helped numerous other get the word out about their home.
Third, there is a company that I know that you may want to look into. You would want to contact William at EFlatFee. His number is 480-205-9080.
They do limited service listings for a small flat fee. Their prices range from about $350-$1100 depending on what services you want. It may be a better way of starting out. I don't know all the specifics of how he works but he is the person I would recommend if that is a method you choose to look into.
Thanks again for your question and if you have any others please feel free to let us know.
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