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Cultus Lake Real Estate Team
Steven Van Geel & Kathryn Bilkoski
Cultus Lake, Cultus Lake, BC
P: 604 376 6445
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Cultus Lake For Sale By Owner Sellers


Typically, sellers choose the For Sale by Owner (FSBO) route in order to avoid paying an agent commission. Unfortunately, trying to sell without a professional on-hand can lead to a great deal of stress, and thousands of dollars lost on the sale; many people do not realize that selling a home is a complicated, time-consuming, and can be costly.

If you think about it, we put ourselves in the hands of other people every day. From hair stylists to dentists or financial advisers to mechanics, we pay an expert to perform a service for us because we know they are trained and experienced to do the job right.  You may be thinking, “why do I need a Real Estate Professional to sell my home?” Allow us a moment of your time to explain a few key reasons why a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) requires our help:

  • Without working day in and day out in the real estate market, it is unlikely that a FSBO will have complete understanding about the market, specifically the pricing.  Often a seller is forced to reduce the price and may have to accept less money for the home than they would have received had they started at the right price.  When we go to work for you we ensure you receive the most current market statistics along with a thorough market analysis report to ensure your home is properly positioned in the market.  We will sell your home fast and for top dollar. 
  • A property depreciates the longer it sits on the market.  The moment a property is listed is the best time to attract a number of potential buyers.  Many owners fail to take advantage of this exciting time frame by limiting the market to their immediate contacts and advertising, and therefore, not reaching a larger market where a buyer lies.  We will ensure your home is advertised 24 hours a day until it is sold.
  • The two most common people who prey on FSBO’s are:

#1. Investors/Bargain Hunters: these people are looking to capitalize on a FSBO’s lack of negotiating experience and market knowledge; they are looking for a deal.  Anytime a buyer doesn’t buy through a Real Estate Sales Professional they tend to expect to pay substantially less; most expect to save the sales commissions or profits that would normally be made.  Why should the FSBO do all the work a professional salesperson would do for a low ball offer?  In most cases, the money lost is the same if not more than the cost of hiring a REALTOR® ?

#2. Unqualified buyers: these people will often approach FSBO’s because they have had previous financial difficulties and are hoping the owner will help finance them.  While for the right person this could be a profitable investment, however, most sellers need to pull as much equity out of the property in order to purchase their next home.

We ensure that only qualified prospects are introduced to your home, thus, eliminating the hassle of “lookie-loos” and non-serious buyers.   Also, if a buyer requires additional financial assistance we work with excellent mortgage brokers who can help with financing the purchase.

  • When a FSBO is away from the home, the home is unavailable to view, which is then considered to be off the market. We guarantee that a member of the Cultus Lake Real Estate Team will always be available to handle and follow up with inquiries and showings.
  • A private seller can expect to put a minimum of 80 hours “work” into selling their home, without a guaranteed sale, not to mention all the out-of –pocket expenditures such as advertising, lawn signs, printable brochures, etc that must be accounted for.  Selling a home can be extremely stressful!  We will take care of these details and expenses so that you can continue on with your life.
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Steven Van Geel
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604-376-6445
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Kathryn Bilkoski
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778-919-8617
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