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As agents we like to buy for ourselves. On the way out, we have hired an agent and became the owner. It was money well spent and well earned. A
Granite Bay, CA
Do it all by yourself,save money.
Handle your own. This is real estate not heart transplant or on trial for murder. A lawyer will still fight a speeding ticket himself and a Dr. will still treat himself when they have a cold.
Do it yourself inside your brokerage, use your fee for closing costs.
We're facing the same decision in the next few months. Pretty sure we're going to sell it ourselves.
A highly respected real estate attorney in our area always said it is best to have someone else list your home.
MIKE ROCK Check with your Broker and review the E&O policy. It might not cover an agent selling their own home. Additionally just be a homeowner. You're too emotionally attached to your home.
Would you then become the 'hoovering agent' or the ever present homeowner? Either we are deceivingly dishonest to ourselves regarding these showing sins or you will choose to be in denial.
Which is correct?
if you're referring to listing this personal residence, list it with another well-versed listing agent....pay them a commission...a full commission.... and just be a homeowner....that's what I've always done with all of my properties, owner occupied and investments.... always listed with another agent in the office....and I asked them to handle it from the very beginning as they would with any homeowner....from market analysis to closing...
As long as it is disclosed and you pay if someone else brings a buyer it should not be a problem.
As I am an experienced agent I would do it myself. If I were new in the business I would co list with another agent.
Good morning Mike. Why not handle your own say, if you are in the business and fully disclose ownership, go for it.
Make it a great weekend!
Good Saturday morning Mike. I see a lot of older agents. I guess they feel that they can do a pretty good job at doing a fiduciary role.
MIKE ROCK - I know it's an emotional decision. However, if I cannot trust myself, how do I expect others to trust me?
I have sold most of mine myself, but I have turned it over to my agent after the purchase offer was signed so that he could deal with the paperwork and all that stuff that I would rather not do.