Ed Cage wrote:
My nephew in law (USMC Sgt. Mark Vierig) is back from his third tour of Afghanistan. They wish to sell their home "FOR SALE BY OWNER."
I need as much help, suggestions, tips, do's, don'ts on selling a home (Jacksonville NC) FOR SALE BY OWNER.
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I'm glad you nephew made it back safe. If you research selling a home I think your going to find that trying to sell your home by yourself is usually the least efficient way to sell a house. It's a lot of work to show the house and does take a certain skill set. It is very difficult to get "the word out" and expose your home to all the potential buyers. I personally feel if you have it paid off and are in no rush to sell the home in the next (12-15 months) have at it and save the commission. If you are paying a mortgage and are moving, you will often SAVE money by selling it more quickly and not having to make mortgage payments.
Maybe your nephew could look into a discount broker. They will list and advertise your home at a discounted rate (far less than a full service agent) but will not show the home.
My brother in law "flips" houses. We have tried just about every way possible to list and sell these homes from for sale by owner to a full service agent. In the end, we found a small real estate agent (he worked out of his home) who listed the houses at a rate between the big guys and the discount agents.
I'd also like to mention, IF you nephew lives by a MC base, it would seem to be even more important to list the property with an agent. While I was in the MC and transferring to a new station, if I wanted to buy a home, the listings on the Internet by the brokers is the first place we were told to look.
Just some thoughts.