What you should know before selling your home without an agent

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What you should know before selling your home without an agent
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The United States has some of the highest real estate commissions in the word. To avoid this, many people choose to buy or sell their home on their own.

However, if you’re trying to cut costs by selling your home without a real estate agent, you’ll need to be prepared to manage the entire process.  

Startups can help

There are a number of startups that will help guide you through the selling process, as well as the sales and marketing plan. These startups usually only charge a small commission, much less than that of a real estate agent, and can save you a lot of hassle.

Read more: Pros & cons of selling your house yourself

If you’re going to go the strict for sale by owner (FSBO) route, you can list your property on the MLS free of charge and get more info on sites like Owners.com and FSBOGuide.com.

You might be better off with a professional

Emotions can run high when buying or selling your home, getting in the way of the right decision. So, if you’ve never bought or sold a home before you may be better off with the services of a real estate professional. 

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Clark Howard About the author: Clark Howard
Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust.
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