Posted by Dave T on April 01, 2000 at 23:38:26:
I suggest that you contact three successful real estate agents with experience in your neighborhood. Ask each for a written comparative market analysis and also for an estimate of seller’s expenses. Your seller’s expense may vary depending upon the type of financing the buyer obtains.
You want three real estate professionals to give you their opinions so that you can tell quickly if one is inflating the estimated sales price to get your listing. You also will get the benefit of three different professional opinions on what you might still do to the property to improve the “eye” appeal.
Even though you intend to go the FSBO route, the successful real estate agents will be happy to give you their opinions. Real estate professionals know that 95% of FSBO sellers are not successful and eventually list their property with a realtor. The agents will just look at this exercise as marketing for your listing.