Even though the economy has stalled, you can still quickly sell your home by owner for a decent price. In fact, opting to sell your own house over using a real estate agent not only saves you money, but gives you full control over the sales strategy. This article aims to get the ball rolling in a house sale by owner.
First things first, you need to get your home valued by a third-party. There are plenty of professional valuation services available wherever you’re located. Because we’re in the middle of a financial crisis, it’s important not to set your profit goals too high. By all means try to make money from your house, but set realistic goals. It might also be worth checking out what other houses in your area are asking for.
After pricing comes advertising. Make sure to use the internet as well as printed media services, like some kind of nationwide real estate magazine. You can easily make your ad stand out by including high quality photographs of the main rooms of your house. To get a bit of extra buzz going, think about making a “virtual tour” video, and upload it to YouTube. Don’t underestimate the power of the internet.
Even with a perfect price and advertising campaign, it’s important to present your property as best as possible. Pay attention to the front yard (to boost “curb appeal”), the kitchen, and the bathroom. Replace broken glass, tiles, and mirrors, and think about buying some fashionable light fixtures. There are many small things you can tweak in your house that add value.