We’re going to share tips on how to sell your home without a real estate agent. Why? We believe that in order to make the best decision possible when it comes to placing your home on the market, you need more information. We are happy to help!
🛋️ Stage Your Home to Sell
Your home may be perfect for your household, but you want the property to appeal to a broad range of potential buyers. We recommend securing a storage facility to place larger objects and boxes possessions you won’t need until the move. If you feel your furniture would not suit most buyers, consider getting staging furniture that is rented for the duration of the home’s listing.
🌳 Outside Tips
Take a walk around the property and check for hazards. You’ve developed a sense of how to navigate the yard, but a buyer who is touring the space may not see the hole you keep meaning to fill until it’s too late. Check for pests that could be distracting or cause harm.
🚪 Curb Appeal
Paint your front door a bright, welcoming color and place a plant or flowers near the entrance. You want people to be so impressed with the outside of your home that they can’t wait to see what’s inside.
🖼️ Inside the Home
Use neutral paint colors with colorful accent pieces to add interest. Remove personal collections and family photographs to help the buyer see themselves living in the home without distractions.
💵 Price the Home Correctly
Pricing your home correctly is essential for selling quickly. In order to do this, you’ll want to do some research on recently sold homes in the area, current real estate market trends, and the value of any upgrades.
Why is the asking price so important?
⤴️ If you set the price too high, you risk having the home sit on the market with little to no interest. If this happens, you will need to remove the property from the market, wait several months, and re-list the home again. This is a waste of time and resources.
⤵️ Set the price too low and people will think there is something wrong with the property and try to negotiate for an even lower price. In any case, you will lose money on your investment.
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📋 Create a Marketing Plan
If you’re ready to get your home on the market, you need a solid plan for reaching potential buyers with that listing. While a real estate agent has access to a variety of marketing resources to help in the process, you’ll rely on other avenues.
📭 Create brochures that list details about your home. Use professional photographs and pass these out around the city or post on public boards.
🔔 Since you are the one promoting your listing, make sure you block plenty of time in the evenings and weekends to reach people through social media outlets and local gathering places.
📰 Use newspaper advertisements to share details about your property.
🚪 Hold Open Houses
You’ll be doing quite a few private showings at various times throughout the days, evenings, and weekends. You want to host one or more open house events that give potential buyers a chance to take a closer look at the home.
📌 Open House Tips
- The home should be fresh, clean, and inviting.
- Bake something or have a selection of snacks available.
- Provide bottled water.
- Print an information brochure for visitors.
- Be ready to answer all questions posed by interested buyers.
- Research best times for open houses in your area.
👨⚖️ Know Real Estate Laws
You know you’ll need to set aside time for research of home values, marketing techniques, and staging methods. Don’t forget to make time for learning all you can about local real estate laws and real estate terms.
🤝 Receive Offers & Negotiate
Be ready to deal with a variety of personalities and communication styles when meeting with buyers and their real estate agents. Their real estate agent has a lot of experience helping clients’ buy homes. In a way, they have home-field advantage on the subject matter.
🎉 Get Ready for Closing Day
Before you can hand over the keys to the home and collect the sale price, you’ll need to make sure everything is in order for closing day. Keep in mind that some of the paperwork needed may be outside of your current scope of knowledge, so leave time to research and prepare.
Checklist for Closing Day
- Signed Contracts
- Attorney Scheduled
- Escrow Ready
- Commissions Paid
- Closing Costs Paid
🤔 How to Sell Your House Without a Real Estate Agent
You can do anything you set your mind to in most cases, but we strongly caution you against attempting to sell your house without a real estate agent. The legal terms alone are enough to send anyone’s head spinning.