From watching all of those really cool reality shows where people like to try to sell their homes with an agent, I knew that they would get about six percent of everything that the house sold for. I knew that it was a great fee to pay as our home is worth so much and I knew that I had a lot of common sense so I thought that we could do a private sale and see if we could keep more money in our own pockets. There were a lot of people in my area that told me that since our area was so hot I would not have a problem selling it but that I may be cheap to try to sell it on my own. I told them that I needed every penny that I had to move into the house of my dreams so I wanted to do it on my own.
My friends and I were talking about the different things that I could do to market our home but I did not want to leave it open that we would be available for an open house or that people could just come into our home. We live in a great area and I would not want people to come into our home to see what he had and then plan to come back and steal something as I knew that could be a problem and I wanted to make sure that we had all of our stuff covered. I decided that I was going to show the house by appointment only and that was going to be the only way to get the people that I did not want in my house to stay out and I would also have to check with the agent to make sure they were licensed.