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This short version is anybody can.
As a For Sale By Owner, you have less flexibility to narrow the search down to just Realtors accessing your home. It is very common for people driving by to stop and knock on your door, interested in your house. It can happen during your morning shower, meal times or even right before bed. You do have a few options to keep this from happening:
Except for the last option, you are going to be limiting your exposure. Because there is no 1 good location to find legitimate homes for sale by owners, buyers have limited access to this information. Agents are sending them listings that are found in our MLS. Some buyers will either drive a neighborhood they are interested in and come across your home or they may be searching the internet on their own and come across it that way. Your home will still not be seen on the over 50 different websites it would be if you were listed with me.
So….be very cautious about who you let in. Here are some of the worse case words of warning and some safety practices.
It absolutely sucks that we have to talk about these negative aspects of what may happen inside our own homes. But it is a reality. I would rather arm you with some basic things to think about than to see you on the 10 o’clock news.