Sell Your Home Yourself or Hire a Realtor?


Selling a Home

Getting a home ready to sell takes plenty of work—of both the physical and the paper variety—and you’re bound to have plenty of questions. We’ve found Web sites with reliable answers and guidance to help you smoothly and quickly through the process, and even offer advice if you fear losing your home to foreclosure.

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Sell Your Home Yourself or Hire a Realtor?

Selling a home isn’t easy and it involves a lot of paperwork no matter how you go about it. Those who want reassurance that everything has been done correctly may benefit from having a realtor sell their home. People interested in saving a little money might decide the best option is selling their home themselves. Either way, we’ve found some of the best resources on the Web to help you make an educated decision about which option is right for you.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Most realtors have their own Web sites, making the Internet a great place to start shopping around for an agent who can help you sell your home.
  • If you’re unsure about the legitimacy of an online home listing site or realtor, look it up on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Web site.
  • Classified ads in your local newspaper or on Craigslist are a great place to list homes for sale. To find the Web site of your local paper just type the paper’s name into a search engine like Google or or search for it at the U.S. Newspaper List.
  • Selling a home may be a particularly emotional process for senior citizens who have lived there for many years. It’s important to ensure that those emotions don’t get in the way of a home sale and cause important steps in the process to be overlooked. Senior Citizen’s Guide published “7 Costly Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home,” that urges caution in making sure seniors are still aware of all details in a home sale, such as finding a credible realtor and understanding the financial costs of home sales.

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