In some cases, people think the best idea may be to sell their home themselves. I can appreciate this, because that is actually how I began my Real Estate career back in 1998! I thought we might be moving... so I took a Real Estate class. I learned two things from this class.
#1. I had no idea all of the things that go into selling a home.
#2. I was so interested in Real Estate law, marketing, contracts, etc. I was hooked immediately!
I understand your thoughts in considering doing this 'on your own', because I once had the same thought.... Saving Money! If this was a good option, then there would not be Realtors. 98% of For Sale By Owners eventually list with an agent.
Saving money on real estate commissions can cost you a fortune in lost time and lost money for your home. Here are just a few things you will need: