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Monday, May 31, 2010

It Happened Once, It Will Happen Again: For Sale By Owner Real Estate

Every morning when walking my Boston Terrier, the infamous Diesel Dog, I know he will do the same thing – look under my car for a cat. I think the habit stems from the one time he looked under the car and found the neighbors fat cat lazing around.

It happened once, it will happen again.

Reminds me of many homeowners who decide to sell their house or condo themselves (FSBO, For Sale By Owner) by placing a sign out front and waiting for the knock on the door. To be honest there are some real estate agents who think similarly as well! 

Several years ago in a different market they did succeed as a FSBO.  But in today's Brevard County Florida real estate market it will not likely happen again. I do not mean to discourage owners from attempting to sell themselves.

The reality is I have assisted FSBO sellers before in the Viera area and will continue to do so when asked. But times have changed and marketing real estate is not the same. Call me to discuss how marketing your home in 2010 is different than just 5 years ago!

Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, serving Brevard County Florida’s most popular communities including Viera, Suntree, Rockledge and Cocoa Beach.

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