FSBO - For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner – A Smart Choice With a Real Estate Attorney At Your Side

Selling. Buying. Moving. It's a part of life. Most people are aware that there are two ways to buy or sell homes - with the help of a realtor or for sale by owner (FSBO). More and more people are choosing to skip the realtor's commission in recent years and the rise in FSBO listings have shown it.

Who Is The Typical FSBO Seller?

The typical FSBO seller is often someone who has bought and/or sold real estate in the past and is familiar with the process. They may have one or more interested buyers in mind, or have a highly visible property that will prove to be easy to sell.

FSBO transactions appeal to these buyers for several reasons:

  • saving money
  • typically faster closings than agent- assisted home sales

The majority of sellers are happy with the process. However, a real estate lawyer is critical to that process. The average individual does not have the resources or expertise to ensure that all legal aspects of the real estate transaction are completed thoroughly and completely.

Positive For Sale By Owner Transaction

If saving money and a faster turnaround sound like a right choice for you, FSBO may be a great option. The first step you need to take in the process, however, is to invite a real estate lawyer into the transaction. This will ensure a smooth property sale in which you can rest assured that the best interests of both parties are taken care of.  

The Vital First Step

A real estate lawyer's role is recognized as critical to the successful completion of a real estate transaction. The home selling process presents unique challenges that most people do not encounter on a regular basis. A real estate lawyer significantly raises the chance for a problem free sale.

Walking through a FSBO with a real estate lawyer actually offers you many advantages.

  • First and foremost, they save you money by foreseeing problems.
  • Their expertise gives you freedom to focus on your home preparation.
  • They focus on the legalities of the transaction and provide advice on all aspects of the transaction.
  • Their knowledge and expertise with the legal aspects of an FSBO transaction mean they can handle it in a timely manner.
  • Attorneys know what paperwork has to be done, how it needs to be done, when it needs to be done. They also review contracts.
  • They can offer you the name of a trustworthy Title company or settlement agent for your closing.
  • Finally, they are your advocate at the closing table. Your real estate lawyer will make certain you are well represented. This ensures you get the best possible deal.

While you may be concerned about the cost of a real estate lawyer, the reality is that the security of having every aspect of this important transaction handled completely and confidently is worth the price. Having a professional on your side saves you headaches, time, and financial risk.


Choose the Office of Glenn A. Taylor for Your FSBO Needs

With this trend towards FSBO sales, getting the best deal on your FSBO property should be a given. The team at Glenn A. Taylor Attorney at Law – C.P.A. knows the potential pitfalls in the process and can handle them. Our goal is to take care of those details so you are able to focus on preparing your property. By choosing our team, you can rest assured that we will devote ourselves to achieving a smooth sale on your behalf.

A Specialized, Attentive Lawyer Who Meets Your Needs

Many attorneys choose a multi-pronged approach to their practice, offering all legal services to their client. What this means for the client, is that they get a lawyer who knows a little of everything but is not specialized in any one area. We chose to go a different route. By focusing heavily on real estate law and business and commercial law, as well as wills, estates, probate and administrative law, you get a practice that knows the intricacies of these areas of the law, as they practice them daily and have done so for over 30 years.

We confidently meet the needs of home owners, investors, sellers, lenders, real estate professionals, business people, and those concerned with their future. Whether you need help with a problem-free closing, real estate investment assistance, a trust to protect your family, or guidance in starting a new business, we can help.


The Glenn A. Taylor Team - Experience, Dedication and Resourceful

The legal team at Glenn A. Taylor includes a trusted group of experienced, professional paralegals who can handle your transactions efficiently, accurately and with discretion. They include:

  • Carole C. West – Processor and Probate
  • Darby Henderson-Bensel – Real Estate Closer/Processor
  • Jeri S. Waugh – Real Estate Closer/Processor
  • Tammy Blitz – Receptionist/Post Closing Specialist

Glenn and his team have combined over 100 years of experience in helping others with their legal concerns. Let them handle yours. Call them today to learn more.

Choose the Law Office of Glenn A Taylor Attorney at Law – C.P.A.

In addition to our extensive knowledge, when you choose our firm, you get the benefit of working directly with our attorney, one who comes with corporate expertise and small town values.

Glenn A. Taylor, Attorney at Law • C.P.A.

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