Selling Your House Yourself - (also called F.S.B.O.)
Do you plan to sell your house? If so, then why not go about it yourself? If you sell your house on your own, you can actually save a ton of money since you won’t have to pay for commissions. I know… you might feel weird hearing this from a Realtor. But the truth is that this will leave you with more money to spend on other important things.
I’ve never had problems selling a house in my 30+ years!
The following is my advice that I give to my clients after all these years as a real estate agent. If you need help at reaching this goal of yours on your own, then here are several steps for you to follow:
Step 1: Clean up your house.
If you have already decided that selling your house is the move for you, then the first thing that you have to do is clean your house very thoroughly and ensure that it looks spic and span. If your house is clean when the buyers come, you can be sure that you will get a better price for it. If you are too busy to clean it, then just hire some professional cleaners to do the job for you – easy peasy! There are many cleaners around who will do this for you – for pennies on the dollar.
Step 2: Get your house appraised.
Once your house is ready for sale, get an expert to come over and assess it’s value. A lot of homeowners don’t
seem to understand that they won’t be setting their own home’s value; the value will be up to the market, buyers, appraises, and the lenders. Property has gone up in value since the crash. Get in touch with me if you need any help in this area!
Step 3: Get a home inspection.
If the expert recommends you to do something after the inspection, make sure you do what they say, so that potential home buyers will be convinced to buy your house for the price that you want for it in the end. Again, if you need a property inspection expert, let me know.
Step 4: Find out your home’s strengths.
It would be vital to find out the strengths of your home and of the entire location of your home, in general. Ideally, you should take note of your home’s strengths, so that you can eventually tell your potential buyers about them while pitching your house to them in the future.
Step 5: Market your home.
There are a lot of ways in which you can market your home. A lot of people just opt to place a “For Sale” sign in front of their houses, but you can also look into online advertising if you want to. There are lots of online advertising venues which you can look at.
Step 6: Look for potential buyers.
Aside from marketing your house online and offline, you might want to ask your friends, family and colleagues and
ask if they know anybody who might be interested in the house. This might just speed up the process a little bit.
Step 7: Be there.
When somebody shows an interest in your house, it would be vital for you to actually be there when they want to see it or at least have somebody else be there in your stead. Again, a good real estate agent (like yours truly, hint hint) would be helpful.
Step 8: Prepare for negotiations.
Before you try to sell your house, you will also have to have a price range ready and be willing to bend it a little bit if you want to sell your house as quickly as possible. On that note, you should also try to get a buyer to grab your house right away once you find one who is genuinely interested in it.
Hope that helps!
Since your selling your home you’ll want to have a Maximum Home Value Audit performed. What it is, is a complete analysis of your property along with the current housing market and how it stacks up. Not just a CMA on the value of your home, but every aspect of your home.
The purpose is to maximize the actual selling price of your home, in a time frame that works for you.
From the audit you’ll discover:
Just let me know when you'd like to get your FREE, Maximum Home Value Audit.
If you need assistance, remember that we’re only a phone call away and can assist you in getting your house Sold quickly, and put more money in your pocket with the Savvy FSBO Home Marketing Program.
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