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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Sure, they can do it. 

They can pay more, make less or not get the most favorable terms...perfect for someone that thinks they know it all.


Mar 13, 2015 06:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some can do it better than some agents, however those who cannot seldom know the magnitude of their mistakes.

Dec 15, 2019 07:31 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Anything is possible.

Jul 23, 2018 09:43 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mike & Eve nailed this one!

Jul 16, 2017 05:00 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Absolutely, but they would be more the exception than the rule. A follow-up question is 'how many people would be even more successful if they partnered with a reputable, experienced agent?'

Mar 14, 2015 04:39 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books yes is the simple answer.

However, they need to be educated!

Mar 13, 2015 03:39 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Of course they can't. They are at a disadvantage and will likely trip up and not know where to watch out for the pitfalls and legalities.

Mar 13, 2015 01:14 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, I think they can, however, they open themselves up to a bunch of potential problems.

Mar 13, 2015 12:47 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Unrepresented buyers/sellers just don't know what's right / wrong / indifferent. They have no vast experience or wealth of knowledge.  They can be suckered easier that way.  Sure they can do whatever they want, but even with experience there's always something new cropping up.  The thing with an experienced agent is . . . not only will they know this is "rather interesting," but they will have some direction on where to go and what to do when there's a nuance.  Unrepresented buyers/sellers don't know what they don't know.  They may "know it all" but what they know is not very much.

Mar 13, 2015 12:13 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I have thought that a seller in a hot area does not need to hire a listing agent, as a determined buyer's agent will do the necessary work for them both in protecting their client and through custodial services for the seller.

Mar 13, 2015 11:19 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I agree with Ron & Alexandra Seigel it can be done but only with ample self-education. Even experienced buyers and sellers usually prefer to use an agent.

Mar 13, 2015 08:25 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I think they can, if they take the time to educate themselves, and that will take time. 

Mar 13, 2015 07:40 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Gabe Sanders simply states the un-natural course of events that can happen..

Annette Lawrence shares her savvy and has a better way to proceed. I agree

Cindy Davis states the obvious logic that drives all good results...thank you

Mike & Eve Alexander yes..go for it but you reap what you sow boo-boos & all

William Feela doesn't want this to happen to you...voice of experience here

Mar 13, 2015 07:20 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't believe so.  If you are not familiar with all the laws and regs, there will be issues and ther in lies the issue.

Mar 13, 2015 07:02 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

While a non-agent can certainly sell a home without an agent, there are a number of risks involved and deals are more likely to fall through. It's a matter of knowing the laws, along with experience and judgment.

Mar 13, 2015 06:06 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Luck. Good intentions. Best efforts.

Of course all of those things can fall into place to benefit a seller, buyer or investor. However, I can not imagine the context in which this would be considered a good strategy.

For a person not familiar with real estate, who chooses to transact a deal will come to realize the luck, good intentions, best effort fell on the other side of the table.

But here is the GOOD NEWS, this person will be unware of what happened to them. Ignorance is bliss, some have said.

Mar 13, 2015 05:24 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Without representation of some sort, an inexperienced person will most likely make some errors or omissions that can potentially cost them more than the sale itself.

Mar 13, 2015 05:20 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

John Novak puts a nice perspective on it...partner up for the maximum experience...Thank you John

Mar 15, 2015 12:18 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Ladies & Gentleman...

As agents, we care about your outcome and want to lend you our expertise, savvy, knowledge, experience and predictable result...if you let us. Please do

Mar 14, 2015 05:16 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Praful Thakkar says yes...but with pre-briefing a must. Yes to this please

Debbie Reynolds knows there are pitfalls and asks...how would "they" know?

Evelyn Johnston comment reads like a warning label. Potential problems lurk

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner raises an interesting point. If you don't know how ill you know that you don't know?  Thank you

Bill Dandridge now this comment supports the do-ability aspect but puts it all on one person to make sure and that person is an agent....Yes?

Mar 14, 2015 12:09 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Kathleen Luiten doenst want you to have a fool for a client. None of us do!

Mar 13, 2015 08:30 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Ron & Alexandra Seigel encourages but with a caveat...heed this well

Mar 13, 2015 07:44 AM