On the surface, selling a home seems like a fairly simple affair. All you need to do is put up a “for sale” sign, hold a few open houses, and cash the check when the first potential buyer comes through the front door, right? Unfortunately, few “for sale by owner” (FSBO) experiences are actually this neat and tidy.
The truth of the matter is that plenty of pitfalls and unforeseen mishaps can derail your ability to swiftly and efficiently get your home on the market and in front of interested buyers. In an effort to help those of you who plan on traveling down this path on your own, here’s a look at the five FSBO fails you can’t afford to make and how best to overcome these real estate traps.
Skipping Over the Home Inspection
The first fail…