Why Hire an Attorney for a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)?
For many people, the purchase or sale of a home is something that only happens a few times in a lifetime. Therefore, while most people understand the basic process, questions can arise when buying or selling a home without a real estate agent that are unfamiliar or that are not easy to answer. Furthermore, for most people, a home is that person’s largest investment. As such, it is important that people looking to sell a home for sale by owner have someone to turn to for questions and guidance during the process. As such, I offer my advice and guidance to both buyers and sellers who are unrepresented by a real estate agent. Furthermore, you are already saving thousands of dollars by not utilizing a real estate agent and the costs of hiring a real estate lawyer are often significantly less than you would have paid for those services.
FOR SALE BY OWNER TRANSACTION?
Do you replace a real estate agent?
I offer these services because I recognize that some buyers and sellers are more comfortable proceeding without a real estate agent for a variety of reasons. With that being said, I do not intend this service to be a substitute for a real estate agent. Real estate agents provide many services related to the sale of the home, including but not limited to, marketing the home and showing the home to prospective buyers. Moreover, although Rick Davis is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Kansas, I do not offer many of the services that are traditionally provided by real estate agents. These services include MLS listings, showing homes, open houses, marketing and advertising your home for sale, and working to find buyers for your home. For these reasons, I recommend that you consult with a real estate agent or two before deciding to proceed with a for sale by owner transaction. For your reference, I have provided the contact information for a few real estate agents I recommend on this page: http://rickdavislegal.com/referrals/.
What services do you offer people looking to buy or sell a home For Sale by Owner (FSBO)?
I can simply draft contracts and then let you handle the remainder of the transaction on your own or I can provide advice and guidance throughout the entire process. It is entirely up to you how involved I am in the process.