Posted on: 20 June 2018
If you do not want to sacrifice a chunk of your home's sales price to realtor fees, then you always have the option of selling it yourself. While this may seem like a daunting task, it really isn't too hard to do as long as you follow each of these important tips.
Tip: List Your Home on the MLS Using a Flat-Fee Listing Service
Since most buyers and their real estate agents use the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to search for available properties, it is essential you list your property on it. While the MLS used to require a realtor to list a property, you can now use an online service that charges a flat-fee to list your house. You can expect to pay a few hundred dollars for the listing and it is well worth the cost because it will serve as a form of advertising for your property.
Tip: Advertise Your Home on Local Free Sites
When you sell your home yourself, you do not have a realtor to market it for you. Thankfully, there are many free places online where you can list your home where people will find it. For example, you can list your property on your local Craigslist page and in local Facebook sales groups.
Tip: Put Up a "For Sale" Sign in Your Front Yard
Once you list your home on the MLS and you start attracting potential buyers with your local ads, people will likely drive by your property to check it out. You can make your home stand out as the one for sale by putting up a "for sale" sign in the front yard.
The sign will also advertise your home to everyone who drives by. This is great advertising and targets people who are currently renting in your neighborhood and are looking for a home to purchase.
Tip: Show Your Home Like a Professional Realtor
Finally, when you sell a house without a realtor, you are responsible for doing all of the showing appointments for buyers. This means you need to keep your home spotless at all times and you need to be prepared to lead tours of the property. Rather than winging it when the time comes, instead, sit down and think about the positive aspects of each area of your home and then make sure you accentuate those things during each of your showings to potential buyers.Share