Tips On Selling Your House Without A Realtor
For many selling a house is not an easy task. You have to be familiar with the home selling process in order for things to flow smoothly and get you to closing. General knowledge of the selling process will help you answer most of the questions a potential buyer might ask. In order to gain the trust of the buyer you should be able to answer general questions on the sequence of events that will need to take place in order for them to purchase your home. Selling your house without a real estate agent can be easier than you think.
Home ownership one of the most rewarding experiences for a person if the sale goes smoothly. It is also considered as one of the biggest investments that a person might encounter in their lifetime. When you are ready to put the house up for sale in order to purchase a newer home you will need to decide if you are ready to take on the responsibilities that a Realtor would normally have while also searching for the perfect house that you would like to move into.
Here are a few tips to make it easier to sell your house quickly without a Realtor.
Make sure that you price the home correctly if you want it to sell quickly.
The price depends on many factors but the main factor is the overall condition and size of your house compared to properties that have sold in the last 90 days in within a 1-2 mile radius of your property. One of the easiest ways to determine what similar houses have sold for in your neighborhood is to go to Zillow and just do a search on recent sales.
Don’t decide on your selling price of what others have their house listed for, only look at the properties that have actually sold. Once you find a few properties that are similar to yours you will have a good idea of what the market is willing to pay in your area.
Maybe start your listing price a bit higher and see what type of activity you get on the house. If you do not get any real buyers action in the first 2-4 weeks you may want o consider dropping your asking price slightly until the buyer activity picks up. At this point once you have some showings you can gain valuable feedback from the potential buyers that visit your property. If you spend the time to talk with them they will let you know what they like and dislike about the property. Use this feedback to adjust your selling strategy.
Stage your home for sale for the buyers.
Make sure to remove any and all clutter from the home. On this note I just want to let your know that when homes are staged by a professional they will usually receive offers 10-15% higher than others homes in the area.
Once this clutter is removed you’ll want to have the house and carpets cleaned by a professional cleaning company. Potential buyers want to envision moving right in. So if they can picture where their furniture will fit and what room the kids will get; they have just emotionally purchased your house. So make sure to stage your home in the most clutter free, clean looking appearance possible.
People are so busy these days that they want to move right into a home with as little work as possible. Make it as easy as possible and it will make you job selling your house a lot easier.
Use your comps — “With every Zestimate, Zillow offers a set of comparables. Look these over and if you have created a good set of comps, get the average sold price from them. Your asking price should be within 10 percent of the average sold price in your neighborhood.”
Hold a mega open house
These types of events will bring large numbers of potential buyers through your home. It will also bring other Realtors through your home that are looking for their clients. Refer back to tip 1 and then post ads on Craigslist and Backpage about your open house. Have flyers made and pass them out to all of the neighbors. They usually have family or friends that are looking to purchase a house. Make up some bandit signs and post them all around the neighborhood especially leading in from the major high traveled roads. You will be surprised at how many potential buyers and open house can pull in. Collect the names, email and phone number of all people that visit your open house and follow up with them every week until your house is sold. They may change their minds or know someone that is also looking to buy in your neighborhood.
Be confident when negotiating with your buyer.
If you are using a standard real estate contract have your attorney prepare it for you and make sure to have him check it over after the buyers sign the agreement. Make sure to know to know who pays what transaction costs in your state. Most of the time these costs can be negotiated. Once all of the paperwork is completed and the inspections are done it becomes a waiting game to go to closing. Check in with your attorney and the buyer to make sure that the financing is moving along and there are no foreseeable issues. Then the last thing to do is go to closing and sign all of the paperwork to transfer ownership of your property to the new buyer.
Now if you really want to sell your house fast with out a Realtor you might want to consider using a professional home buying company like:
Blonde Girl Homebuyers
3948 3rd St S # 134
Jacksonville Beach FL 32250-5847