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For sale by owner: Considerations to make

If you are putting your house up for sale, you may feel completely confident about it. However, at Essig Law Office, we often work with FSBO situations and know it can be tricky to try to go it alone. Selling your own house without any assistance can lead to some tricky situations. According to Angie's List, it comes with many challenges, which are important to understand before you jump into a FSBO.

If you want to sell your home by yourself, you must be very detail-oriented. Typically, a real estate agent is able to go through your home and pinpoint things that may stand out to buyers in a negative way. You may not have this objectivity. So, you have to be able to look at your home through fresh eyes and focus in on every detail to ensure it is really ready for potential buyers to see.

In addition, you need to understand all the real estate transaction laws and rules. All paperwork must be done properly and filed correctly or you could face issues. The process of selling a home can be complex, so make sure you know what you are getting into.

It is also essential you can spot a scammer. Some people look at FSBO properties as an easy way to get a cheap house. They may try to take advantage of you. You must understand the process and be knowledgeable about your home. Do not let a buyer pull the wool over your eyes. To learn more about real estate transactions, visit our website.

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  2. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  3. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  4. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

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