Have you decided to put your home up for sale without the assistance of a professional real estate agent? While you stand to save on substantial commissions, this can be a gamble. Real Estate agents are trained in marketing your property to a wide range of buyers, negotiating the sales process and writing contracts. Follow these tips from the professionals if you’re still convinced that selling without a realtor is your best option.
Determine the true market value of your property by researching the sales price for similar homes in your area. Do not take the asking price of comparable homes as a reliable valuation. After all, these homes have not sold. Your property, on the interior and exterior must be in showcase condition Ramp up your exterior landscaping and address any deferred maintenance issues. On the interior, declutter every room and apply a fresh coat of paint. Steam floors and shine the windows on the interior and exterior. If there are any lingering odors, do not try to mask them. Leave windows and doors open to air out the space.
The next step is to prepare a specification sheet on your property and marketing materials. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and take a short course online course on real estate photography from the selections available through the experts at Udemy. Outline the specifics of the property including square footage, room count, year built, lot size and asking price. In a narrative format, develop content on the features and benefits of the property, i.e. new roof, desirable school system, etc. Include multiple photos of the interior and exterior of the property. Upload this content on a website designed to purchase properties directly from the owner and prepare to have multiple showings.
Finally, engage the services of a real estate attorney to prepare the contract for sale and file all the necessary closing documents. Best of luck to you!