It is very easy to sell your own home or office without needing the skills of an experienced realtor. By choosing to sell your property on your own, you assume total responsibility for all the marketing, advertising and promoting that will be needed to complete the sale of the home. In addition you will be responsible for handling all of the paperwork before it is turned over to the title agency. In an effort to work at selling your home on your own, you can save upwards of 7% on the total commission that is usually charged by a real estate agency.
However, to be fully successful at completing the sale of your home or office, you will need to devote a huge amount of attention to the transaction. This includes making sure that the condition of the home or office is handled properly to be effectively marketed. This is because any potential buyer will turn to you to make sure that all of the components of the transaction are handled properly.
The first step to selling the home or office is making sure it is prepared for the sale. The entire area inside and outside the structure will need to be thoroughly cleaned out. Any necessary repair should be performed, and if items are broken they should be replaced. All cluttered room should be cleared out, boxed up and either removed from the property are stored neatly in the garage.
In addition, the outside landscaping should be fully maintained. This means that the lawn should be cut, bushes should be trim, weeds should be pulled, and trees should be thinned out whenever possible. If the structure needs to be painted, fresh coat of paint should be applied outdoors.
Making sure the structures price properly is it key component to making sure that it sells. A real estate agent will often use a comparable analysis in the neighborhood to determine exactly what the structure is worth. Without the tools of a real estate agency, you will likely need to visit the county courthouse, or search online in an effort to find out exactly what other structures, just like yours, in the neighborhood for have sold recently.
Pricing the structure to low gives away too much profit. Pricing it too high makes it nearly impossible to sell. Whatever price is chosen, it should be easily backed up by using comparative analysis with all the other real estate in the neighborhood that has sold within the last few months.
Marketing advertising is a key component of making sure that the property can sell. There are many online sources available including For Sale by Owner, and Zillow, where you can list your property. In addition, you need to make sure that there is a large enough sign on the property, and throughout the neighborhood, that helps direct individuals to your structure.
There are simple solutions that any individual can use to avoid paying a real estate agent to sell their property and make selling a home easier.