So you want to sell your house, without going crazy? Hopefully this information will get an offer or two in your hand. For starters, I’m going to give real estate agents a take here. I am a licensed realtor and builder in the state of Michigan. I would always recommend that you use a real estate agent when selling your home. Without going into too much detail, here are some good reasons to hire a licensed real estate agent. You have thousands of real estate professionals trying to sell your home for you instead of just one person. Because of their access to qualified buyers, you’ll likely get the same amount of money out of your home (after commissions), but sell it much faster. They have access to MLS which is a valuable tool when it comes to moving. They are also aware of all disclosures and the legal issues related to each one.
With that disclosure aside from this article, I’m going to assume that you’re taking on the task of selling by owner. Let me also preface this with a known fact. Homes don’t sell for one or sometimes both of two reasons. Either its price is wrong or it is not sufficiently exposed. So, let’s take care of the first things first. Before you even think about marketing, you need to price your home at or below market value. The best way to do this is not to walk down the street and grab some brochures from your neighbors and price your home accordingly. Hypothetical pricing models do not determine market value. Homes that have actually sold determine market value. How can you find this information? Simple, ask a real estate agent. Find a reputable realtor in the area. Tell them what you plan to do. Be frank with them. Tell them that you plan to sell the house yourself and when that happens you will come back to them to buy your next home. Sign a buyer’s agent contract to put them at ease. They will quickly and gladly give you an opinion on broker prices. The best part is that it won’t cost you anything. The only one who pays the real estate costs is the seller.
Now, if you really want them to give you the honest market value of your house, don’t tell them the magic number you have in mind for what you think your house is worth. They might be hesitant to give you an exact price so as not to offend you. Take the real estate agent to the property and give them the specifications, such as age, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. Then give them the ball, let them run with it, and bring it back to you with a nice price tag on it.
Remember the number two reason a house doesn’t sell? Not enough exposure. Now that you have the right price, let’s make sure people see that price. Let’s market your home. Where are we going to start?
1. Start with a sign. Keep it simple. Advertise it’s for sale, put your number on it, and pull out a brochure box with color brochures. By the way, if you have a title company in mind that you want to do business with, call them and let them know, and they will design and print your brochures for pennies. Now, this part is very important. We live in a fast-paced society where efficiency is a must. Buyers are internet savvy. 85% of them start looking for a house on the internet. So what do you need to do to attract these buyers?
2. Put your home on the Internet. Create a unique property website for your home. It will cost around $100. Make sure that when you have your professional garden sign made, remember to print the website on the sign. Usually, these websites receive weekly syndication. This will help you reach more buyers. Plus, these types of websites usually have lead capture systems, so you can track how many people have visited the site, and they can email you hassle-free to ask questions or arrange. visit.
3. Organize open houses and advertise them in the local newspaper. When preparing your addition, keep it short and to the point. Include beds, baths, address, price, square footage, phone number, a photo, and the website you created. Yes, you’ll get lots of nosy neighbors, but you’ll also get genuine interest. Do one every 3 months or so. Make sure that when you advertise in newspapers, your home is also present online. (on their website) This will also drive visitors to your personal property website. Sometimes you have to ask for it.
4. Put your home on Craigslist. It is the largest classified ad website in the world and many buyers are starting to search there. And it’s free!
5. If you’re on a social networking site like Facebook or my-space, make sure all your family and friends know you’re trying to sell. Most likely they will help spread the word. Post a link to your unique property’s website.
That’s all we can say about it. Follow these simple marketing techniques and you’ll come one step closer to selling your home.