So, the time has finally come to sell your home. You want a quick home sale while minimizing the costs of the entire process. One way to reduce your expenditures is by eliminating the real estate agent from the picture altogether. If you were to sell your home yourself, you could save six percent or more in commissions and fees. That’s potentially tens of thousands of dollars. You could put that money towards your new home.
Before you decide to sell your house without a realtor, keep in mind that some steps can be difficult.
Set a Realistic Price
People tend to think their home is worth far more money than it actually is. Set aside any family ties and memories; set a price based solely on data. You can use an online pricing calculator, like those on Zillow or Trulia, to estimate your home’s value. These systems use the square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and location to determine a fair price point.
Advertise Your Home
Back in the day, advertising your home for sale meant putting a for sale sign in the yard for the passerby to spot. Today, you have so many more options available. The majority of homebuyers start their search online. You can and should list your home for sale on various real estate websites. Even Facebook has a section for homes for sale.
Speak with an Investor
Your other alternative to a real estate agent is a real estate investor. An investor is looking to flip your house for a profit. But first, they are willing to pay a fantastic fee for your property. When working with an investor, it’s important to note that will examine the condition of the property, the neighborhood, and will want to learn your goals – why you are selling the home. These factors all play a role in determining their offer.