Property owners who want to have their homes for sale by owner must know that they need to have a legal document called a real estate contract or an Offer to Purchase. A real estate agent may tell you a lot of real estate bogus but you must know who to consult if it involves a legal real estate document? — a real estate attorney.
A FSBO seller must know these steps to have an FSBO offer to purchase:
Search for a real property lawyer that does deed preparations for FSBOs.
Ask how much this document may cost. A deed preparation may cost around $100 to $200.
Know if the sales contract they provide is approved by the Bar association of your state.
Ask your real estate attorney if they do contract reviews and consultations. You may need this before you do the final contract signing.
You are now set to handle the contract details of your FSBO real estate offer to purchase.
*** Note: Number 3 and 4 may have additional fees so be sure to ask.
With this new knowledge you must always remember that the purchase to offer is a legal document. To get the best advice and the quickest process, consult the right people. Legal documents are handled by legal professionals like your real estate attorney. Do not believe those real estate agents that seem to take advantage of your FSBO status. They can trick you into shouldering 10 up to 200 times the actual fee.
So, if you are planning to sell your property by for sale by owner, know what you need, who to ask for help; know the real process; and save money. Even selling your own home by owner may be tricky and pricey if you do not know how it is done properly.