WHY CHOOSE GoToFSBO.com?
Other web-sites you will find on the internet are referral companies, meaning they take your money and refer you to a broker/agent. You have no idea if there is going to be hidden fees until you talk with that broker.
We are the direct source. We offer better service, better pricing, lots of photos on the MLS (Realtor Multiple Listing Service) & Realtor.com® as well as your own personal GoToFSBO.com website listing. The referral companies CAN NOT offer you this.
We are LOCAL so we know the area. We even answer the phone!! We have been servicing Virginia, Maryland and DC since 1994. We also offer a FREE Consultation.
How do you know if you are dealing with a referral company? Just simply ask if you are speaking with the broker that will be listing your home.
If the answer is no, then call us! List direct with us and get the service you deserve!
What Are the Benefits to Selling My Home "For Sale By Owner?
1. LESS HASSLE AND FRUSTRATION:
2. WHO KNOWS YOUR HOME BETTER THAN YOU?:
When selling by owner, you don't have to leave the house because an agent wants to show it, or clean it every morning before leaving "just in case". You know when people are coming, and can prepare accordingly.
When a buyer makes an offer, there's not all that frustrating back-and-forth telephone tag between agents to reach an agreement. It can be done in minutes and end with a friendly handshake and smile between owner & buyer.
You know your home best. You know what attracted you to your home. You know what is special about your neighborhood. You know the schools. A well-maintained, fairly-priced home virtually sells itself; your role is simply to provide additional information.
3. YOU SCHEDULE THE APPOINTMENTS AND YOU MAKE THE DECISIONS:
You can advertise on the websites and newspapers that you like (not sit by in frustration because "they're not doing enough"), schedule showings when it's convenient for you, speak one-on-one with the potential home buyer and show them the highlights of your home. You can even take your home off the market for up to 10 days.
4. OUR PROGRAM ALLOWS YOU TO KEEP MORE OF YOUR HARD EARNED EQUITY RATHER THAN PUTTING IT INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S POCKET :
Figure out how much your home is worth. Then figure out what 6% of that is. It takes the average seller 2-3 hours to complete all the steps for us to list your property. That alone is saving you up to 3% of your home's equity. With our Full Service program, you can possibly save up to the full 6% if your buyer comes in as a For Sale By Owner Buyer (without an agent). For the Flat Fee you pay us,
we will draw up the offer for you and the home buyer - thus saving you the full 6% commission.
5. MORE PRICING FLEXIBILITY:
By listing your home for a Flat Fee in the MLS, you have far more flexibility with your price. By pricing your home a tad under your competition, you will have the best opportunity to
sell before your competition and for almost 3% more in your pocket.
6. LESS UNCERTAINTY:
Since you have the opportunity to meet the potential buyers, you are able to get a good feel if they are interested or not in your home. You are able to point out all the highlights of your
home to encourage them to buy YOUR home. You are able to set the stage to show your home in it's best light.
7. IT'S EASY:
"If you can sell your own car, you can sell your own home... it's that simple" said one of our home sellers. And he's right, once you find a buyer, For Sale By Owner Services and their staff, their network of lenders and network of settlement companies take over. Our webinars, books, and success kits show you what to expect and For Sale By Owner Services is your best advertising resource. And if you want someone to guide you and the buyer through the process, then maybe our Assistance Option is just what you need.
Additional Reasons WHY YOU SHOULD SELL FSBO
A reporter with Good Morning America decided to do a story on the merits of selling a home as a "for sale by owner". The merits this reporter provided were pretty much the same as those mentioned above. There was nothing really earth-shaking about the story to those of us in the business of promoting the FSBO concept except one little statement. That statement was that real estate agents as a profession make more money on an hourly basis, for the time worked, than any other profession. That was earth shaking. Think about surgeons, attorneys and bankers? All those professions are considered to be high-income jobs, many of which require many years of specialized education, and yet all are subordinate in income to the real estate agent on an hourly basis.
The source of this income is part of the equity that sellers have accumulated in their homes when a home is sold using a real estate agent. Real estate commissions are generally deducted from the seller's proceeds at the closing.
The seller retains those dollars if they are a FSBO. Keep the numbers simple when determining whether are not you want to be a FSBO or sell with a real estate agent.
The following is an example of a $450,000 home selling as a fsbo and selling with a real estate agent with a contracted 6% real estate commission.
Selling with FSBO
Selling with an agent
|Gross Sale Price - $450,000
|Average Advertising Cost - $1,350
|Commission - None
||$27,000 (.06 x $450,000)
|Net Proceeds to Seller $448,650
In this transaction, the seller paid the agent $27,000 to sell the home, and that's assuming the seller spent $1350 in advertising which is substantially more money than most sellers spend advertising/listing their home.
Another way to look at it: if someone buys a home and pays $450,000 for it, it would take that homeowner over 7 years of monthly payments on the principal on a 30 year mortgage at 8% to equal the $27,000 in real estate commissions.
That's 7 years of your principal payments that the real estate agent received at the closing table. Finally, remember the earlier comment on hourly earnings of a real estate agent?
If the agent had spent 20 hours dealing with this home from listing contract through closing, the hourly rate of the agent would be $1,350.
It is your home - It is your money!!