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You recently listed your house “for sale by owner” but you’re not getting any prospective buyers. What gives?

Back in 1989, you may recall a movie called Field of Dreams in which Kevin Costner hears a voice that tells him “If you build it, he will come. So he winds up turning his corn field into a baseball diamond and the Chicago Black Sox come.

While this may work in Hollywood, homeowners looking to sell their homes in the real world often have this idea that: “If I list it, they will come,” but wind up losing hope when no buyers call.

But what about all those “for sale by owner” success stories?

While you may have read a few success stories online (most likely on a ‘FSBO’ website), generally those people who successfully sell their homes without the assistance of a real estate agent are REAL ESTATE AGENTS or someone who has done their homework on the local market.

If you’re an average Joe who isn’t a real estate agent, but you’ve still got a do-it-yourselfer-type-spirit and you want to sell your home yourself, then we’ve got an informative guide that can help you.

For Sale By Owner - 10 Tips for Selling Your Real Estate Tab and Binder

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For Sale By Owner: 10 Tips for Selling your Real Estate is a free guide that we put together for motivated people such as yourself who want to sell their homes.

While many of the tips in this guide are universal for all home-owners, some of the tips are specific to residents of Florida because as a licensed title company in Florida, we know these laws best.

By downloading this free guide, here’s what you’ll learn:

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Let’s Get Ready to Negotiaaaaaate!

Posted by Chris On October 21

No doubt let’s get ready to negotiate doesn’t sound as cool as Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.

But I couldn’t come up with a more clever title to this blog post so that’s what we’re stuck with.

Anyhoo, when you’re selling your home “for sale by owner”, here is a helpful tip to help you negotiate with your buyer to come to a win-win agreement.

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Are you ready to negotiate the sale of your house?

The next step after someone offers to purchase your house

This is the sixth of 10 Tips for Selling Your Real Estate, a FREE guide to help you list your house “For Sale By Owner.” Available now at


You must be very excited (provided it’s a reasonable offer, of course).

When you receive a written offer for the sale of your house from a potential buyer, you will first need to find out whether or not the individual is pre-qualified or pre-approved to buy your home.

If so, then you will need to review the proposed contract with a title company or real estate attorney.

Make sure you understand what is required of both parties to execute the transaction.

The contract, though not limited to this list, should include the following:

  • Offer price
  • Contingencies
  • Down payment
  • Settlement date
  • Deposit amount
  • Financing arrangements
  • Legal description of the property
  • List of fees and who will pay them
  • Inspection rights and possible repair allowances
  • Appliances and furnishings that will stay with the home
  • Method of conveying the title and who will handle the closing

At this point, you have three options:

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