Advice For Anyone Thinking About Selling
Real Estate By Yourself
Great Advice For Anyone Thinking About Selling Real Estate
So you want to sell your home?
Are you moving, retiring, or is your family increasing in size? Whether you need to up-size,
down-size, or relocate, the decision to sell your home is a big one.
Here are some tips to help you bring it to a successful conclusion:
I. Advertise property on the Internet
If you are looking to advertise real estate on the internet, it is important that you address the
public's overwhelming fear of purchasing things online. If you do not do this, you may lose
thousands of possible customers on your site because they are too afraid to go through with
their internet purchase.
Put everything in writing. Listing down your home buying or selling goals and important
dates is always a smart thing to do. Keeping track of what you hope to accomplish can really
get you motivated. Write your goals down as well as dates and times of house tours you may
have given or taken.
If you are working with a home seller personally, do not let him or her in on any information
about your move. This information could be used against you in negotiations that are held in
the future. If they know about how anxious you are to get into the home, they are less likely to
come down on the asking price.
II. What Is Covered In Contract
When selling your house, be sure everything is covered in your contract. During the closing,
specify exactly what comes with the sale of the house. You might have planned on taking
the washer and dryer, your buyer may be thinking you are leaving them. Also be sure to
specify when events such as termite inspections should take place by. If you do not make your
contract specific, it could delay the closing by days or weeks.
III. Prepare Your Property For New Owners
When selling a home, paint the walls a neutral color. During a tour of the home, a neutral
color on the walls allows the potential buyer to feel more at ease. It is usually easier for them
to picture themselves in the home if their surroundings are not too colorful and loud.
Pique potential buyer's interests by sprucing up the front yard. Curb appeal plays a big role
when a buyer is stopped in front of your house, trying to decide whether or not to take the time
to check it out. Add some color with some flowers for spring and summer and maybe some
pumpkins for the fall.
IV. Collect and analyze information about comparable properties on your
One way to obtain a more accurate assessment of what your property is worth is to carefully
collect and analyze information about comparable properties on your street, in your
neighborhood, and within the zip code. Compare stats like:
the age of the property,
and overall condition.
V. Sell Your House In The Right Time
In order to increase the chances of your piece of real estate selling wait until your house is the
only one on the block for sale. Nothing makes it easier to sell your house than knowing that
you have no competition nearby. If indeed there is competition make sure to offer
While you may feel like nobody can sell your house better than yourself, many Realtors beg to
differ. Prospective buyers generally respond more positively to objective information and
prefer to take in all of the features and amenities of a house on their own time. The home
owner's presence often competes with the house itself for the potential buyers' attention.
VI. The Unified Decoration Scheme
When you decide to sell your house, one home improvement job that will pay off is
establishing a unified decoration scheme for your home. When each room of your house has a
clear theme in its interior design, and the designs of all your home's rooms relate to each
other, potential buyers will be impressed with the beauty of your house.
They may even be willing to offer additional money for it!
Don't sell your house because you are bored of it. Consider making renovations or possibly
hiring an interior decorator. If you feel that you have outgrown your space, see if you can
build an extension or re-purpose the attic or basement. Unless you are financially well off,
moving right now is unwise.
VII. Without Real Estate Agent?
Before you decide to sell your house on your own without the assistance of a real estate agent
or broker, thoroughly weigh the pros and cons of such an undertaking. You may find that the
costs associated with selling through an agent are terribly higher than the costs of taking on
the project yourself.
Now you know some advantages and pitfalls in the process. You know the options for listing,
pricing, and promoting the sale of your home. You have made small improvements that will
enhance your home's value in the eyes of a buyer. All these tips will help you proceed with
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