FSBO - For Sale By Owner

Deciding whether it’s the right time to sell your home is a very personal decision, involving numerous important questions related to both finances and lifestyle. Before putting your home on the market, it is crucial to consider your future plans and goals as a significant part of the equation.

To feel confident in your decision, remember these important tips.

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Keep Your Emotions in Check


Today, homeowners are staying in their houses longer than they used to. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), since 1985, the average time a homeowner has owned their home has increased from six to ten years.

This is much more than what used to be the norm. The side effect, however, is when you stay in one place for so long, you may get even more emotionally attached to your space. If it’s the first home you bought or the house where your loved ones grew up, it very likely means something extra special to you. Every room has memories, and it’s hard to detach from the sentimental value.

For some homeowners, that makes it even tougher to separate the emotional value of the house from fair market price. That’s why you need a real estate professional to help you with the negotiations and the best pricing strategy along the way. Trust the professionals who have your best interests in mind.

Stage Your Home Properly

While you may love your decor and how you’ve customized your house over the years, not all buyers will feel the same way about your vibe. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you focus on your home’s first impression, so it appeals to as many buyers as possible.

Buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the home. They need to see themselves inside with their furniture and keepsakes – not your pictures and decorations. As Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President of Research at NAR, says:

“Buyers want to easily envision themselves within a new home and home staging is a way to showcase the property in its best light.”


Getting the Price Right

Setting the right price for your house is important when you’re trying to sell it. If you’re selling your house on your own, two common issues can happen. For starters, you might ask for too much money (overpricing). Alternatively, you might not ask for enough (underpricing). Either can make it hard to sell your house. We can help you with a free no obligation CMA (Comparable Market Analysis.)

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Understanding and Performing Paperwork

Selling a house involves paperwork and legal documentation that has to be completed, such as the Louisiana Property Disclosure Document. There are a lot of rules and regulations to follow, making it a bit tricky for homeowners to manage everything on their own.

Without a pro by your side, you could end up facing liability risks and legal complications.

If you decide not to go it alone, give us a call we're ready to help.

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