Cincinnati and Warren County Ohio Patio Homes

I Didn't Want To Buy A FSBO Without An Agent

"I didn't want to buy a FSBO without an agent" a buyer told me today.  He elaborated a bit about concerns with disclosures, title searches and all the details that come along with making sure a home transaction is successfully completed.

This buyer recognized that while both the buyer and FSBO owner might all mean well, but when you don't know what you don't know, that makes it easier for things to go wrong.  And let's face it, if you buy or sell a home about once a decade, you REALLY don't have a reason to keep up with the intricacies of exchanging homes. 

So the end result, today we finished a condo purchase in Maineville's Miami Bluffs.  It's a community we keep coming back to, with today's condo purchase being the third time in the Adena of Miami Bluffs condo section that we've helped a buyer with their new home.   

Adena at Miami Bluffs

Overall this was a very smooth transaction and just slightly over 3 weeks from showing to closing.  There was horse trading during negotiations, with a cheaper price in lieu of the seller proceeding with a planned carpet replacement.  My buyers are happy to pick out EXACTLY the carpet they want.  And rather than a couple of minor repairs, they traded for the seller's deck furniture.  My buyers are looking forward to spending a lot of time enjoying the view of the man-made lake, the fountain and some nights, a great view of Kings Island's fireworks!

Ready to chat about real estate in the Warren County area?  That's what we're here for:  513-520-5305 or email

Liz and Bill aka BLiz


Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas


The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Comment balloon 2 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • June 30 2018 02:59AM


The buyers did the right thing. I hope home buyers will read this post 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 10 months ago

If I were buying a home from a for sale by owner as a lay person, I'd be terrified if I didn't have someone representing my interests. I'm glad this buyer was smart enough to ask you for your expert guidance to make this a smooth transaction. It sounds like everyone got creative with their horse trading, and the new owner is in store for a beautiful new lifestyle.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 10 months ago