FSBO BLUES | LOUISIANA REAL ESTATE


I read an article last night in the wall street journal that really got me thinking. The article was about the founder and former CEO of forsalebyowner.com. In 2011, he listed his own 2,000 square foot, 2 bedroom, New York home for sale on his own web site as well as advertised it in various classified ads. After 6 months of sitting on the market, he sought the help of a licensed real estate agent. The agent told him that he actually had the home priced too low and was also targeting the wrong type of buyers. Soon after listing the property, they received multiple offers and ended up closing for $150,000 more than the original asking price.

Now granted, the real estate market in New York is quite different than here in south Louisiana. Yet, so many times I have watched fsbo’s struggle for months and end up losing more than they ever would have by simply paying a realtor commission. This seems no different than going to court without an attorney. Very risky. Time is lost, money is lost, & stress is high. I’m not saying that no one should sell by owner, but I do recommend at least this; consult with at least one successful Realtor. Weigh out your options and consider their advice.
If the FSBO Guru used an agent…. Shouldn’t you?

#SELLFAST

Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®, SRES, e-PRO
Kristie & Co.
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs, La
225-955-5250
225-664-1911
http://www.propertiesbykristie.com
http://www.kristieandco.com

This can be the life you’ve always wanted, surrounded by nature, friends, & good times.

This Waterfront Home on the Amite River has amenities galore and ready for you to have the life you’ve always wanted. The Contemporary kitchen has a built in sub zero refrigerator. You will love the cathedral ceilings and skylight as well as all the large open windows providing tons of natural light. Wood floors in the living room with a double fireplace to the Master Bedroom. In the master bath relax in the oversized jetted tub and the huge custom shower that also has a steam room system. Outside there is an amazing view of the river and the property already has a bulkhead and deck. There is nothing quite like living on the water and there is no better time than now!

#bestplacestoretire
#waterfrontproperty

Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®, SRES, e-PRO
Kristie & Co.
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs, La
225-955-5250
225-664-1911
http://www.propertiesbykristie.com
http://www.kristieandco.com

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