Sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a Realtor in 5 Steps

Sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a Realtor in 5 Steps

Sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a Realtor in 5 Steps

A little less than 10% of home sellers choose to save some money and sell their home with having to pay Realtor commission.  The commissions can add up to about 6% of the purchase price on average.  If you want to sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a realtor you will want to check out this info.

Get your team together – You’ll want to have a few professionals on hand for when you get started.  This should include an attorney, title/escrow company, a mortgage lender, and an appraisal company.  I’d recommend hiring the attorney to write up the purchase contract and review the documents involved.  The title/escrow company will act as a third party mediator who will also make sure a clear title is transferred.  The appraisal will let you know the value of your home.  If you overprice your home and the buyer is financing the bank won’t finance higher than market value which could ruin the deal.  A mortgage lender will be handy if the potential buyer needs financing.

How to price it – To find out your home value you can search homes that are similar to yours and see what they sold for in the last 6 months.  Try looking on any real estate website that will show you recently sold homes in Maricopa.  Find out the average price per square foot and multiply it by your square footage.  Keep in mind any upgrades you may have that could add extra value.

Prepare your home – You may wonder how to prepare your home for a sale.  Start looking at it through the eyes of a prospective buyer.  Are there weeds in the yard?  Does it look cluttered?  Are there paint scuffs on the walls?  Does it smell like pets?  It’s good to ask a friend for an honest opinion as well.

Market your House – Now you need to bring in some buyers.  You can advertise online on websites such as or  Put a sign out in your front yard.  Hold a few open houses.  Word will get around.

Close of Escrow – Once you have an accepted offer and have gone through the home selling process you will look forward to the close of escrow.  This is when the deal is done, all funds are sent to the appropriate parties, and once it records with the county you can hand over the key.

I know you want to sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a realtor so I wish you best of luck with the sale of your house.  However, if you decide not to go it alone I’d love to assist you.  I can get your home sold fast and for the most profit.  My website, as you can tell by the title, is very attractive to those looking to buy homes in Maricopa AZ so I can send them your way.  Please contact me at the information below or fill out the form to get a free home value.

Let’s get started…

Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company

Maricopa AZ Homes for Sale by Owner

Homes for Sale by Owner in Maricopa, AZ

Maricopa AZ Homes for Sale by Owner

You landed on this page to find Maricopa AZ Homes for Sale by Owner.  Below is a list of them to browse.  There’s usually not too many but you can check them out.  However, there’s a few key points you may want to know about first.

Low Credit Score:

Before you pursue Maricopa AZ Homes for Sale by Owner, did you you know that having a credit score of 580 or above may be able to get you approved for a mortgage?  There are also zero down payment programs you could qualify for, sometimes the USDA loan program is available as well.  I have a few mortgage lenders I work with who can see if you can be approved so let me know and I’ll send you their information.


When you are buying a home using a real estate agent in Arizona the commissions are paid all by the seller.  You as the buyer would be responsible for your earnest deposit (usually 1% of the purchase price), your down payment (which may be zero), closing costs (around 3% and you can ask the seller to cover them for you), your home inspection, and an appraisal if required by your lender.  Basically you can buy a home for less than it cost to get into a rental.  In addition, who really saves the money on a for sale by owner?  The seller.  They won’t have to pay 6% of the purchase price on commission.

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Maricopa AZ Homes for Sale by Owner


When purchasing a FSBO you are working directly with the seller.  The seller isn’t a licensed real estate agent and doesn’t have the code of ethics that realtors do.  Furthermore, it would be like buying a car from someone on craigslist.  They may say whatever it takes to get you to buy.  With realtors there’s trust, disclosure and protection for both parties involved.

Writing an offer:

There’s a lot involved in writing up an offer on a home.  In addition, without using a realtor you may need to have a real estate attorney write up the contract or try to do it on your own.  Also, do you know how to make sure you’re getting a clear title transferred into your name?  What if there are judgements on the title that get transferred to you?  Will you need title insurance?  Just some things to think about.

Who holds the money:

If you pay for an earnest deposit you wouldn’t want the seller of the home to hold on to it in his own bank account, right?  Consequently, you will need to set up an outside 3rd party to set up an escrow account and hold any funds involved until closing.

Related: Search Maricopa Homes from the MLS, Least Expensive Homes for Sale in Maricopa, Search by Subdivision

What’s a CLUE report?:

It is a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange.  It will tell the buyer if there have been any insurance claims on the property.  For example, if a storm blew the roof off at some point or a tree fell into the house.  You’d want to know, right?  If the seller won’t provide this I’d take it as a red flag.

Homes for Sale by Owner in Maricopa

In conclusion, If you purchase a Maricopa Home for Sale by Owner I’d love to hear about how it went.  However, if you don’t think a FSBO is right for you I’d love to help you find your new home.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to get started on your home search.

To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Maricopa AZ Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company