Although using the contacts and advertisements awareness of a real estate representative has its advantages, homeowners who want to sell their houses themselves may save yourself the price of the broker’s sales commission, which is usually about 6 per cent. Among the keys to a successful”For Sale by Owner” sale is effective advertising of your property.
Purchase a few professionally printed”For Sale By Owner” signs bearing your contact number and set them in your yard and at nearby road intersections. Additionally you will need”Open House” signs for exactly the very same places on days you’ve got an open home.
Produce a flyer giving prospective buyers all the details about your property. Place the flyer in a weather-proof booklet holder and mix it to your yard signage. Include the house’s address, listing price, square footage, lot dimensions and details on each room. Also mention special assets like a finished basement, in-ground pool or new floors.
Place ads on Internet sites which specialize in”For Sale By Owner” listings and on local property sites, such as Craigslist. If you’d like your house to appear on MLS listing sites, check For Sale By Owner listing sites which sometimes offer sellers the chance to list their properties for a three percent commission.
Contact local mortgage brokers to let them know about your listing and also to request pre-qualified referrals who are seriously interested in buying a house. Agents may be delighted to accommodate your request–particularly in the event that you agree to use their broker services to look for your next house.
Telephone or email everyone on your contact list to tell them about your house listing. Though they themselves may not be searching for a home, they might know those who are in the market for a house.
Place eye catching flyers on bulletin boards at local grocery stores, libraries, health spas and office buildings. Be sure that the flyers have an attractive photo of your house, alongside the listing price, key attributes and your contact information.