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Given the hot real estate market, selling your home should be as easy as pie. But there are several factors you need to take into consideration before hanging your For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sign.

The ongoing pandemic has impacted every step of the real estate sales process from showing to closing, and industry standards have been established by the National Association of Realtors to help protect sellers and buyers alike. Working with a real estate professional allows you to stay on top of all the safety protocols, implement all the right measures and secure the waivers necessary to protect yourself legally as well.

It should come as no surprise that the number of potential buyers searching online for their dream home has grown exponentially.  Multiple major platforms such as Google, Zillow, and other social media powerhouses provide listings packed with ads and targeted to each buyer’s specific needs. Needless to say, a hand-penned FSBO sign on the front lawn isn’t going to cut it anymore.

With more buyers than there are sellers, multiple offers over the asking price can tempt sellers to dive into the market without the help of real estate professional. But that’s exactly who you need by your side to help you weed out the legitimate offers from those with shaky financing or other impediments to a final sale.

Those who are looking to go the FSBO route should also be prepared for a far more treacherous legal landscape, with plenty of new rules and regulations pertaining to disclosure and countless other issues. Society is far more litigious than ever before, and a trained real estate professional will help you navigate those often shark-infested waters

Instead of taking on this manic market by yourself, have a trained realtor by your side. You’ll be so glad you did. Interview agents and choose one who you feel comfortable with and who meets your needs. Who knows? You might even be able to negotiate a commission and asking price to net the same amount of money you would have made if you sold your home yourself, but with far far less hassle and far greater peace of mind.”

For more, call 708-583-8300, email gz@zerillorealty.com or visit www.zerillorealty.com.


About Giuseppe Zerillo

Giuseppe Zerillo is the managing broker and owner of Zerillo Realty Inc. He is active on many boards, serving as village trustee of Harwood Heights and corporate secretary for Casa Italia. In 2011, he received the IANU Foundation's 2011 David Award for outstanding promise in the field of real estate, and in 2012 he was honored by the Illinois State Crime Commission for his community outreach. Constantly seeking opportunities to give back, he donates to several charities and raises money for children with disabilities.

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