If the economy has left you with no choice but to be on the market as a For Sale By Owner, then please use caution. NEVER show your home alone to a stranger. Ask for identification. Follow your instincts-if it does not feel right, get out of it NOW. Make sure you know what you are signing BEFORE you sign. State law requires you provide a sellers disclosure and federal law requires you to supply a lead base paint disclosure. Also make sure that you are honest with any information that you supply to the buyer’s lender and DO NOT get involved in any form of mortgage fraud. Again, Make sure you know what you are signing.