Selling a house by owner is a tough nut to crack, but with a few guidelines in-hand, there’s no harm in trying!
When you finally plan to sell your home, it’s natural to expect the highest return on your investment without any deal breakers. For that and many other reasons, some bold homeowners prefer to sell their houses without a real estate agent.
Here are a few tips for the courageous ones to help them sell their houses.
Prepare Your House
When people attend your open house, they will inspect at its potential for their lifestyle, not yours. So, make changes accordingly.
Get a storage unit to shift the unnecessary clutter and empty your space for your potential buyers to have a look at. Basically, remove anything you don’t use every day – make your home look nice and clean.
Price Your Home Competitively
Do some research online to get an idea of sales prices for comparable homes in your area and set your pricing accordingly. That’s the foremost thing that any real estate agent or realtor would do anyway. Don’t forget; your goal is to put up a property for sale by owner, not to price it out of a sheer desire to keep it with you forever.
Market Your House
Marketing your home becomes trickier when you are selling it without a realtor. Once your house is prepped, and the price is finalized, take pictures of your home and post them on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms where you think you would find potential buyers.
Know The Selling Points Of Your Property
When writing your pitch for brochures and advertising posts, make sure to include initial details about the house: location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, lot size, the price, and other specific details that can attract potential buyers – its style, age, building materials, garden, poolside, yard, or greenery are just a few things to mention.
Hold an Open House
You don’t need any realtor or agent to hold an open house and advertise the sale of your home. It’s a feature available for houses for sale by owner too. Advertise your open house just like any realtor would, by posting about it online and placing signs in your locality.
Pick The Right Time to Sell
The best time to sell a home is usually during the summer and spring. However, this also makes the buyers pickier as more homes are up for sale at those times.
If all of this seems too much, consider hiring a realtor
If you finally decide to work with a realtor, find someone who is experienced in your area and has a list of solid referrals from your circle.