FSBO Sellers: Security Tips

Planning to sell your house as FSBO? 

Good idea!

You avoid paying agent commissions this way, and you have far more influence over how you market your home and who you sell it to.

(Not to mention that it’s a seller’s market right now… so selling your home by yourself is easier than ever before!)

However, selling as a for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) may create some security concerns. So, here are some suggestions for selling your home with as little risk as possible.

Screen Potential Buyers Before They Tour — When selling your property without the help of a real estate agent, you can have far greater control over who visits your home. Use this to your advantage and screen potential buyers BEFORE they come to see the house. That manner, you won’t accept people into your home who have a bad reputation.

Stage For Security — Of all, the purpose of staging a home is to make it appealing to potential buyers. However, make sure to hide or store precious objects where they will not be spotted by visitors.

Change The Lockbox Code Often — To work with buyer’s agents, it is likely that a lockbox will need to be put on the house. We recommend changing the code often so that people can’t memorize the code and enter your home uninvited.

Hire a Broker — To ensure that all of the contracts are created and filled out properly, we highly recommend hiring a broker. That’ll save you a lot of headaches down the road!

Hope that helps!

And if you’d rather sell your home fast for cash, give us a call at 813-324-3131. We can make you a fair cash offer within 48 hours, close in as fast as two weeks, no hidden fees!

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