I want to put my property in Newport, RI, on the market and sell it myself without a real estate agent.
It is actually unofficially available now but except for the website for the property at www2gibbsave.net there are no signs and no official notifications anywhere that it is for sale. (I was hoping someone who saw it last year might decide they want it and contact me directly and sell it that way but that has not happened yet.)
Last year I turned the property into two townhouse condominiums each with roughly 1400 square feet and 2+ bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms and sold the smaller empty one, unit B, that I staged and also put the most money into (putting in a brand, new kitchen and more).
I listed it with a realtor but he got me into such a mess promising things to the buyer that he had no business doing (as they were not included in the condominium documents). I ended up having to hire an attorney who also turned out to be a money grabber and paid him $2000 for nothing. I did practically all of the work I hired the realtor to do myself -- including taking pictures for websites and even bulding a website and I did all the title search work and even suggested ways to the realtor he should negotiate with the buyer's agent. The only work the real estate agent did was show the house and collect his $8000 commission.
According to my transits last summer when this was all going on "dishonesty was all around me" thanks to some negative Neptune influences. My birthdate is 7/23/57 at 12:01AM, New Haven, CT
I know I can get the property listed on the national multiple listing service (MLS) just the way a realtor would for a fraction of what I would pay a realtor, as long as I agree to pay a buyer's real estate agent a commission.
I'm fine with that. I just think it is a waste to pay two commissions when except for the buyer's agent, I'd still do all or most of the work.
It also doesn't help me if an agent representing me messes up the lines of communication. It seems to make more sense for me to be deal directly with the buyer's agent and make sure there will be no misrepresentation of the property.
My question is how do I phrase a question to find out if the property will sell for a fair price this year if I sell it myself without hiring an agent to represent me?
If that is a satsifactory way to ask the question, how do I interpret the chart if I am asking a question about myself? I haven't asked the question yet but I'm thinking I'll still need to look at the ruler of the 7th house as the potential buyer and ruler of the 1st house house would represent me and 2nd house my money and 8th house buyers money. HOwever, what do I look for to determine ability to handle the sale myself? (I would hire a lawyer if necessary but I already have all the documents I need and the buyer usually pays closing costs and their bank hires an attorney to do the closing so it shouldn't even be necessary to do that.)
Needless to say, as my username suggests, I think I'd like to leave Rhode Island and move down south to the Carolinas.
When you help me figure out how to ask the question, I'll repost
the details of the chart after I ask the question. Thanks!