Listen To Frank…
If I had to pick a theme song for my life, I Did It My Way would be it. As a kid, my parents couldn’t tell me anything. “Don’t touch that it’s hot,” was merely an invitation to man-handle the object in question. “You’ll never find anything in that mess,” was a challenge to see how chaotic I could let my room get and still find clean underwear every morning. Yes, I had to do everything the hard way.
It’s true that this approach to life can backfire (Irons, as it turns out, are actually very hot when they are on). But living my life in “discovery mode” taught me all kinds of things that are valuable as an adult; such as, sometimes it’s best to let the experts handle it. For example, using an expert hairstylist when turning your hair from dark brown to blond is well advised. But trimming my bangs, after having watched the process a few times, is a piece of cake. I really don’t need to schedule an appointment weeks in advance, drive across town, and spend 30 bucks for a little hair trim. I know my level of expertise, comfort, and risk tolerance. I refuse to believe that I could NEVER touch my hair without an expert charging me out the wazoo.
You’ll hear real estate agents espouse the “grave dangers” of selling your own home. Don’t listen to them. You can get the legal advice you need from an attorney for a lot cheaper than paying commissions to an agent. I should also add that I’ve seen some pretty simple deals turn sideways BECAUSE of an agent’s involvement! So please, don’t be fooled into thinking that they always “save the day”. Sometimes, agents are the villains in a transaction! Of course there are situations where you may want to list your house with an agent, and that’s okay. We just don’t want you to think that you HAVE to.
You do it YOUR way
This blog and our website’s resources are designed to help you do it YOUR way. If you want a full service experience, we’ve got your back. But if you want to skip the commissions and give it a go on your own, we’ll support you in that too. We’ll charge you a small flat rate to get your deal onto legal paperwork so that you’ll have everything you need to close. We believe you should have choices, and those choice should include the Frank Sinatra approach!