4 Obstacles to Selling Your Home in Albuquerque Without an Agent

4 Obstacles to Selling Your Home in Albuquerque Without an Agent

It’s not rare that a person may feel they can sell their home on their own, which is called For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Many people believe that by not using a real estate agent that they’ll save money and have more control over the process.  But most of the time, they end up having more stress than those who hire an agent. What are some of the issues that people face when they sell their house on their own?

Setting the Right Price

People who chose not to use a real estate agent have a tough time setting the right price. They are emotionally attached to the house, and it’s not easy to separate those feelings.  So in many cases they set the price too high, which will drive away buyers and prolong the process.


Home sellers are never really prepared for all the paperwork it takes to complete a sale. In addition, some of the paperwork is hard to understand.  This is why real estate agents spend so much time training, so that they can comprehend all of that legal speak. And an agent will also handle all of the paperwork, so you do have to. This alone can be convincing enough to hire a real estate professional.

Selling in Your Desired Timeframe

Home sellers don’t always realize how long the process takes. You need to get your home ready to sell, show it to buyers, close the sale, and more. All of this can add up, making the process take longer than people expect. As such, many will set unrealistic deadlines and be disappointed and frustrated when they fall short.

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Most homes need to be prepared to sell.  There’s almost always some repairs to be made, along with cleaning and staging. This is a crucial part of the process that many homeowners overlook when they sell their own home. Home buyers typically will look at a home online and judge the home by the photos. If they don’t see a clean home, they will just go to the next listing.

Why go through all of these stressful obstacles on your own? Hiring an experienced agent will alleviate a great deal of stress and confusion during the selling process, as well as help you make more money in the end.

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