Can I Sell My Home Without A Realtor?
The short and simple answer is YES, their a couple different options when attempting to sell your house without a realtor.
List your home on MLS on through a listing agent for a flat fee. Show the home and sell it yourself.
Sell it in as-is condition to a cash buyer like Savvi Buys Houses. Or someone who would like to buy it for cash.
Selling the home yourself includes a bit of work but usually nets you more money in the end. The best time to sell your home is in the spring or summer.
- Start with clearing the home of any clutter, personal photos and any other things that detract from the look of your home. Clear out anything you are storing in your Garage, Closets, Shed, and any other areas you might store stuff. You may try getting a storage unit or moving it to your next house.
Next deep clean the house. Scrub counters, floors, tubs, showers, appliances. Deep clean the carpets. Make sure the home looks and smells fresh. No one wants to move into a house that feels old and lived in.
Make small updates to the home in attempts to bring it up to 2020 standards. Anything that looks dated and old considers updating it. Whether it be floors, countertops, appliances…anything that makes the house feel old should be updated.
Don’t forget the outside of the home the curb appeal as they say in the real estate business. The outside of the home is what most people see first and develop their first impressions on. Make sure to trim the trees and bushes and consider laying fresh mulch in flower beds. It is a cheap and easy way to make your home look fresh. Pressure wash any front walkways and your driveway to make it look clean.
- Photograph your home. Make sure your home is as bright as possible a dark home is dreary and miserable. Use natural and artificial light to make it look vibrant and fresh. Stage your home with nice-looking items only. Clear off counters and make sure there is no extra clutter. Then take photos of your home.
- Price your home and list it on MLS. Look online at other homes in your neighborhood and what they have sold for after all this is what real estate agents do when they are deciding a good list price. Price it competitively you want to sell the home not keep it. Use a listing company that will charge you a flat fee to list it online. They usually charge a few hundred dollars and they will list it in several places including Zillow, Realtor.com, and more.
- Put out signs and hold an open house. Make sur"
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Written By a Savvi Buys Houses Employee
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