Selling a house by owner, or without using an agent or representative, can be easy in a market that is moving fast. However, in other circumstances, houses for sale by owner can struggle to find buyers, and even then, there is still a lot that can happen to complicate matters between contract acceptance and closing. Here at Widespread Properties, we are familiar with the challenges of selling a house by owner, and we want to help you get the results you’re looking for while also making the process as smooth as possible. Our team has put together a list of strategies to help you successfully sell your house by owner.
- Price It Right- A critical step in selling a house is to set the right price for the property. The best strategy here is to have your home appraised, then shave off 15 to 20 percent of that figure. This pricing will quickly attract multiple bids, and the competitors will bid up the price to its full market value.
- Preparation is Key- After pricing, the next step to selling a house by owner is to get it ready for showing. Besides making sure your home is generally tidy, we recommend moving at least a third of your belongings into storage while your house is on the market. This will make your home look more spacious and allow potential buyers to more easily imagine themselves living in the space.
- Marketing- Without an agent to help, the job of marketing your home to buyers falls to you. Look up tips on how to market your home and increase traffic of potential buyers—look for tips on things like photographing your property for online listings, placing local advertisements, and holding an open house.
- Alternately, Call Our Team- If all of the above seems like a lot of work for uncertain reward, but you still don’t want to go with a realtor, you have another option: call our team at Widespread Properties. We have a network of investors that lets us buy homes for cash, fast—simply submit your information and receive a fair cash offer within 24 hours. Our process allows you to sell your home on your own terms, and without fees or commissions to worry about, you’ll likely walk away with more cash in your pocket. Once we’ve made you an offer, we’ll meet with you to answer your questions, finalize the agreement, and set a moving date that works best for you, with all moving services paid for by us. If you are looking to sell your home with a minimum of stress, call our team at Widespread Properties today.