For Sale By Owner

Want to sell it yourself? We wish you the best of luck, and we will even help you get started. Why? Because we know that 85% of For Sale By Owners, or FSBO’s, will eventually list with a REALTOR® to get it sold and closed. When that time comes, you will know where to turn when you are ready for professional assistance.

Here are a few important items:

  • In 2012, FSBO’s accounted for 9% of U.S. homes sold.
  • In 2012, the average FSBO sold for $174,000. REALTOR® assisted homes sold for an average $215,000.
  • People who stop and knock on a FSBO door know the seller is saving a commission, so you can expect “low-ball” offers.
  • 50% of FSBO’s that were successful state they will hire an agent next time.

Using a REALTOR® will save time and money, not to mention stress. There is also the very serious safety concern. Most homes listed with MLS are shown by other agents, and they have typically already screened their prospects. A FSBO doesn’t know who’s coming inside their home, and it is usually with minimal supervision.

Downloadable Forms

There are literally hundreds of various real estate forms that might be needed in your unique situation. Here are a few titles to get you started.

Home Buying Tip - Buying a home

What to know when buying a home?

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions we make as a community. When you embark on the task of buying a home, it is essential that you are as prepared as possible. Being an informed buyer is one of the most important steps you should take before buying a home, as for most people it is the most expensive purchase we will ever make.

William Davis Realty wants to insure that you are as informed as possible, before making a commitment to purchase your home. As we want to not only see our home buyers happy, but we also want to see that you have made an educational decision during the home buying process.

So you may ask yourself, what are some of the most important steps before buying a home? First, you need to set and adhere to a strict budget. Being a home owner should be a blessing and not a strain. So set a budget of what you know you can afford each and every month.

Let your realtor know your intentions of buying a home, and what your price range is. Do not exceed your budget amount for any reasons, as this is a 30 year commitment you are about to make. Be sure not to get caught up with the temptation of buying a more expensive home, just because it has a better look than a cheaper one may have, as sellers go to great effort in staging homes so that they trigger that impulsive buyer that is within us all. So set your budget and stick to it.

In Summary

When buying a home it is an important decision, and staying within your set budget, will ensure you will be able to make your payment month after month. This essential step, will put you on the fast track of being an educated buyer.