Zillow Advice: For Sale by Owner - For Sale By Owner: Is selling your home yourself hard? Trying to figure our if we need to list wit http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Selling a house isn't nothing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ Selling a house isn't nothing like performing brain surgery or being a dentist so those analogies are ridiculous. <br/><br/>There's a ton of information out there on how to sell your house yourself. Just be sure to do your research and know what to do when you run into problems. Also make sure you have all of the necessary paperwork. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2014-07-19T20:28:00Z Do it yourself. Not that ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ Do it yourself. Not that hard. If you like to save money and have the time go for it. When this bubble breaks 50% of the people brokers agents will drop out. It's not easy in normal or bad times. When your in a bubble like the past 12 years most of these agents have no idea what selling is really all about!! Take it from a broker started in 1986 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2014-07-19T20:22:00Z "If you are just trying to ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ "If you are just trying to avoid the fee, please realize that you are also avoiding the assistance of a professional."<br/><br/>Not necessarily. You can hire an attorney to review a boiler plate contract/disclosure/addendums for a set fee. You can hire a photographer for a set fee. You can hire an escrow company for a set fee. You can even put your home on the MLS for a set fee.&nbsp;<br/><br/>FSBO no longer means no professionals involved. It simply means that you want to know what you will pay for the professional services you hire up front and that you can select the services that you feel you need as opposed to agreeing to a percentage commission as your only viable option.<br/><br/> Owners need to do their research and choose the best route to sell for their house, price range and area. Sometimes that may be a full service agent, sometimes that may be a flat fee MLS agent or sometimes it may a combination of professional services without an agent. Smart owners choose the combination or agent they think will work best to sell their home. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2014-02-05T01:46:00Z Hi!Great question!If you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ Hi!<br/><br/>Great question!<br/><br/>If you are just trying to avoid the fee, please realize that you are also avoiding the assistance of a professional. I tried pulling my own tooth once because I didn't want to pay the dentist. Ouch!<br/><br/>Good Luck!<br/><br/>Mike<br/> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2014-02-05T01:16:00Z Anyone can sell their home ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ Anyone can sell their home by themselves.&nbsp; The main issue I see is that almost 90% of buyers (88% according to National Association of Realtors 2012) used a Realtor to help them find a home.<br/><br/>Why exclude 88% of the market? Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2014-02-05T00:32:00Z [Website removed by Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ <div>[Website removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for information.]</div> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2014-02-05T00:11:00Z All of these answers are ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ All of these answers are fear-based. &nbsp;I found no advice on here that has not been exaggerated, or that could not be rebuffed. &nbsp;I sold my first house myself. &nbsp;the forms are on the internet. &nbsp;The title and mortgage companies will walk you through the process. &nbsp;You should read what Malcolm Gladwell says about real estate agents. &nbsp;It is a service that is changing with the onset of the internet. &nbsp;Why do you need a real estate agent to search the internet for you? &nbsp;And why would they be more concerned with disclosures than you would be? &nbsp;they will move on. &nbsp;You can get an appraisal of your house yourself to know how to price it. &nbsp;I had that done, and Zillow was exactly on the money. &nbsp;I might take a car to a dealer and not worry about selling it myself, but for 6%, I'll try myself first. &nbsp; Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2014-01-30T17:16:00Z [Promotion removed by Zillow ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ [Promotion removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" rel="nofollow" title="Good Neighbor Policy" href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for more information.] Sun, 29 Dec 2013 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2013-12-29T05:13:00Z See &nbsp;[Hotlink and promotion ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ See &nbsp;[Hotlink and promotion removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our&nbsp;<a style="text-align: right;" href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm" title="Good Neighbor Policy" rel="nofollow">Good Neighbor Policy</a>&nbsp;for more information.] Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2013-10-02T16:10:00Z Hope all goes well and smoothly ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ Hope all goes well and smoothly for you Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Sale-By-Owner-Is-selling-your-home-yourself-hard-Trying-to-figure-our-if-we-need-to-list-wit/513204/ 2013-10-02T16:00:00Z