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Happy senior couple deciding discussing new house purchase at meeting with agent, smiling older aged family consulting about buying home, taking mortgage loan, making investment or real estate dealYou can save thousands of dollars in agent commissions if you decide to market and sell your property yourself instead of hiring a REALTOR®. This process is  known as “for sale by owner,” or FSBO. But sellers beware…

Although it can be tempting to put more cash in your pocket by selling your own property, that’s not exactly how it works. In most cases, FSBOs sell for less than agent-represented properties do – and they typically take much longer to sell.

Working with a professional REALTOR is particularly important when you’re dealing with a specialty property, such as a duplex, triplex or fourplex. These types of properties require a very specific type of marketing, and you need an agent who has connections in the industry – and who knows how to find buyers who are looking for these types of properties – in order to successfully sell your multifamily home.

Why Choose a Professional to Sell Your Multifamily Home?

Professional real estate agents have the experience, expertise, and network to market your home more effectively, which results in a faster sale, and usually for more money. They can market your property to a large audience of qualified buyers across several platforms. REALTORS can bring the largest pool of potential buyers to your front door, weed out unqualified buyers, help you negotiate a better deal and navigate all the legal paperwork.

There are several ways you can find and hire a real estate agent near you:

  • Go online and locate top local agents
  • Get recommendations from friends and family members who recently worked with an agent
  • Attend open houses so you can meet with a real estate agent in person
  • Call your local real estate brokerage companies

Ready to Sell a Home or Multi-Family Property in Silicon Valley?

Selling a home, duplex, triplex or fourplex can be stressful, but Debbie Marino is here to help. If you live anywhere in Silicon Valley, call or text Debbie at 408-210-2400 or send an email to to request a free, no-obligation consultation.

If you’re also looking for a new home or multi-unit in Silicon Valley, use the links below to get started:

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