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For the complete list of top reasons to use a realtor, please visit our Why Use a Realtor? page.

4. Price Negotiation

Your realtor can help you with myriad of negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, date of possession, and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings.

5. Management of the Property Evaluation

Your realtor provides the due diligence during the evaluation of the property. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well test.


For more FSBO nightmares, please visit our Nightmare Stories page.

FSBO Could Have Problems Long After Sale
A recent transfer was held up due to a typo on the deed to the prior owner. The property was sold years ago to a young couple – The Smiths, by a widow, Mrs. Jones.

When the Smiths purchased the house, the deed was improperly prepared, showing it transferred only 1/2 interest to the property. The error was not caught at signing, so the deed was recorded. Even though it was only a typo, legally it transferred only 1/2 interest to the property. Unknowingly, the Smiths moved in. // Read more of the article.

An Inspector’s perspective of FSBO
Why is it when no agents are involved that people seem to think it is the home inspectors’ job to advise them on resolving and negotiating home inspection issues? I am not a Realtor, and have no training or interest in that facet of the real estate process. But I continually get put on the spot by my clients.

My experience has been some people are fine with the FSBO process and others haven’t got a clue. I can recall two recent examples of people who very desperately need a Realtor. // Read more of the article.