Sunday, August 22, 2010

Selling Your House: Do you choose the Do-it-yourself, Jiffy Lube or Firestone Method?

Selling your house can be approached in a similar manner as getting an oil change.  I am not talking about loosening some bolt, draining the old fluid, and filling with new although in this market that may very well describe the process of debunking old real estate information and providing current market information.

When it comes to an oil change you can choose to either...
  1. Do it yourself under the old shade tree, 
  2. Go very basic with minimal service (Jiffy Lube), or
  3. Choose a full service store  (Firestone)
When choosing to sell your house you may go the way of...
  1. Do it yourself (FSBO).  If you have the skills, go for it knowing if problems arise there is nearby professional help! 
  2. Choose the no-frills route, minimal service such as placing your listing in the MLS system will work but there is more to selling a house.
  3. And most choose a full-service brokerage who has the resources to market and get to the closing table as smoothly as possible.
As a real estate agent in Brevard  County, Florida, I have some flexibility in the level of services I provide my clients.  If you are looking for someone to get your listing in the MLS while you schedule showings, accept offers and negotiate and deal with the closings, we can work things outCall me to discuss your individual needs.

If you are looking for a full service real estate agent in Brevard County who provides full service, from recommending preparations to getting to the closing table, call or drop me an email.

Gary L. Waters, PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida.