The Wisconsin real estate market is heating up – do you still need a Realtor?

May 6, 2013


The Wisconsin real estate market, and nationally, has really turned a corner.  Well priced and well presented homes are selling quickly and multiple offer situations are occuring. So do you still need a Realtor to sell in a hot market?  We think so!


Selling For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is mainly done to save the real estate commission.    However, the real estate sales process is actually very complicated and when a Realtor does their job well, it may SEEM easy.  Attempting to do the same on your own can have several consequences:

Less Money

Often, FSBO owners sell for less than they would have if represented by a real estate professional.  Buyers of For Sale By Owners are out for a bargain.

Less Prospects

Longer time on market due to lack of networking resources MLS Realtors have.

Legal Liabilities

Do you know the disclosure laws for single family homes? What about lead based paint disclosures? Are you familiar with how to negotiate after a problem home inspection? And with what you need to share with future buyers?

More time and energy than you think. Plus, the liability is yours.

A good Realtor takes care of so many details behind the scenes.  Setting appointments and following up on showings; advertising and checking web traffic; presenting and delivering offers digitally according to deadlines; Dealing with title documents, appraisers, loan offers and so much more.   No matter who you are, your time is worth something and you have a life to lead.  Consider hiring a professional who does this everyday.  Watch this short video to learn more about selling FSBO and please contact First Weber Group for expert, complete real estate service in Wisconsin.


Here’s another article supporting the need for a real estate professional. Thanks for visiting the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog.

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