Agent

Trouble lurks for do-it-yourself home sellers

New book divulges important home-sale details

Real estate sales agents have nothing to fear from the new edition of "How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker" by Bill Carey, Chantal Howell Carey, and Suzanne Kiffmann. Although the latest revision explains the pros and cons of selling your home alone, and has excellent blank forms for the reader's use, the book doesn't supply enough details to enable homeowners to make a successful sale without a professional agent. However, every house and condo owner who is planning to sell their residence, and secretly wonders if they could save the typical 6 percent sales commission, should study this book. The reason is then the home seller will have a better understanding of all the details involved in a home sale and, more important, how to stay out of lawsuits. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Since the prior edition of this book published in 2000, marketing of homes has changed radically. Today, according to the National Association of Realtors, more than 70 percent of home buyers start...