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Lake Norman Real Estate: Selling Your Own Home

Have you been thinking of selling your own home, and you don’t want to hire a realtor? We get it. With such a big financial transaction, it makes sense to want to make the greatest profit possible! Though there are some perks to selling your house on your own, there are some drawbacks as well. Here are a few things to consider.


When you sell your house yourself, you make a larger profit. By not hiring a real estate agent, you do save a percentage of the sale of your home, potentially saving you thousands of dollars. And who doesn’t want to make more money?


Though it sounds easy enough, actually finding a buyer and making the sale could prove to be difficult. In fact, about 90% of for-sale-by-owner homes don’t sell, so they end up hiring a realtor afterall.


In real estate, we have a saying, “Trust your experts.” When our sellers (or buyers) need a home inspection, they trust an expert. When a roof needs to be replaced, they trust an expert. When there’s trouble with the HVAC System, they trust an expert. When they need a mortgage, they trust an expert. So it makes sense that if you want to sell your house in the quickest way possible, to the most qualified buyer, and at the best price, you trust an expert.


What Can a Real Estate Expert Do For You?


  • A realtor can help ensure that your property is competitive in the market and creates a marketing plan to highlight your home for a faster sale.
  • They price your home correctly and put the property in front of the right buyers.
  • A Real Estate Expert knows there is a huge difference between pre-approved and pre-qualified. Your Realtor will help you navigate between the two and accept the best offer possible.
  • Selling a home takes time and attention. Being available to schedule showings and have the home prepared for them can be difficult to do. A realtor will be able to field all scheduling requests and coordinate a buyer’s schedule to yours easily.


Yes, there are many reasons to put a “For Sale By Owner” sign in your yard, but partnering with an experienced realtor will help make sure a “SOLD” sign is the one people see.


At Cloninger Properties, we are considered the local area experts. We’ve lived in this area for generations, and we have the best reputation for creating a winning (and successful) experience for our Real Estate clients. Who do you know that we could be helping today?


Keeping it real,

The Cloninger Properties Team

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