Sell Your House By Yourself Faster

Selling your house “by owner” can get difficult sometimes. Most of the time, you would like to sell through an agent and have them take care of everything… however, when you don’t have much equity, that can be a challenge.

Since closing costs, fees, and commissions can take a bite of up 10% + the final purchase price, you might not have that much cushion to work with. And if that’s the case, you’re going to have to sell by owner.

Here are a few tips to get your house sold fast, for full market price.

This One Should Be A No Brainer, But You’d Be Surprised How Many Folks Don’t Take A Little Time To Make The House Shine With Some Basic Staging.

Some call it curb appeal while others just refer to as “putting in some elbow grease.” Staging can be simple things like keeping the lawn trimmed and trash cleared from the front. For the interior, make sure there aren’t any piles of “stuff” lying around. And one of the most important, yet commonly overlooked emotional selling point… the smell. If your house smells like cats and onions, not too many people will be enthusiastic to move in. Nothing sells the idea of “this is home” like apples and cinnamon. You can find some candles and oils to give your house an appealing fragrance.

Once Your House Is Presentable Visually And Delightful To The Senses, The Next Step Is The Key To Selling... Marketing!

Many folks who tell me they can get their house to sell rarely put in the necessary effort to get the word out. They usually post a basic ad in Craigslist and their local classifieds and wait for the phone to ring off the hook. The reality is usually not so simple. One of the best ways to get people interested in your property is using simple signs. Hand written ones are usually the best performing. Put up a big sign in your front yard and smaller signs around the neighborhood and at every major intersection. These signs WILL drive tons of people to your home.

Sell Your House Creatively.

With bank financing standards getting more strict, qualifying for a conventional mortgage loan has never been harder. Even the smallest blemish on your credit can prevent getting approved. A great strategy for overcoming this shortage of buyers is selling rent-to-own. This gets you a well qualified tenant/buyer that wants to purchase your property, (not just a serial renter who will cause all sorts of headaches) and depending how you structure your agreements, will take care of all the day-to-day maintenance, so you won’t be a “landlord” in the conventional sense. Selling rent-to-own also gets you full market price when the tenant/buyer gets approved for their mortgage and cashes you out… without paying any commissions or fees, so you net the full price.

These three tips are great ways to get your property sold fast, get full price, and not have to worry about your property sitting idle on the market for months.

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