If you’re looking to list and sell your own home this fall, we’ve got some useful tips for you. Remember, selling your own home is very different from hiring a realtor to do it for you. So, if you’ve used a realtor before, or you know someone who has, don’t expect that same experience. Being a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) seller is a lot of work, but don’t worry, we’re here to help!
- Make sure you have a strategy in mind; what are you going to highlight about your home? What is the price going to be? What is your selling timeline? Are you going to have help from anyone? Who?…etc.
- You will need to have a marketing budget. This fund should account for costs of photography, home repairs, staging, advertisements, and more.
- It’s nearly impossible to sell a messy or extremely out-of-date home. You need to reduce clutter, landscape, update, and clean your home and yard before listing.
- Make sure that you have a complete understanding of the rules, regulations, and paperwork required in selling a home.
- Don’t rule out asking for advice or assistance when you need to, especially if you are facing foreclosure and need to sell your home quickly.
- Know what your home is really worth. Check out the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) reports and go from there.
- What was right for you might not be right for your buyers; be prepared to make changes, updates, and upgrades to really sell buyers on your home.
- Buyers will make reasonable requests (replace the stained carpet in the dining room), and they will make unreasonable ones (add an in-ground pool). Know which is which and have a plan ahead of time for how to deal with these requests.
- Be prepared for countless buyers coming to see your home at all hours of the day. Without a realtor to set guidelines for showings, you’re the one who has to deal with this.
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