About Selling Your Own Home

(December 1, 2016)

If you’re considering handling your home’s sale by yourself, you’ll need to know how to sell a house by owner. This strategy is not for the how-to-sell-your-house.pngfaint of heart, and you’ll need to have an intimate understanding of real estate law, required documentation, not to mention the available time to keep up prompt communication with potential buyers. Today’s fast-paced world is constantly connected and people expect a fast reply.

Prep work – the first step in selling your own home is making all necessary repairs, patching the walls, and putting up a fresh coat of paint. You’ll also need to remove clutter, extra furniture that makes the rooms look
crowded, and take down personal effects like family photos. The goal is to allow buyers to be able to envision the home as their own, with their own belongings inside.

Marketing – you’ll need to utilize a multi-faceted approach. List your home on FSBO websites, and include lots of good quality photos featuring attractive staging. Clear the counters, remove cars from the driveway, and other items and personal debris from the lawn and porch. Put up signage not just in your yard, but at major intersections as well.

Keep your home spotless – this is one of the most important elements of marketing your home. Buyers expect a neat and sterile appearance during showings.

These are some of the basic guidelines for how to sell a house by owner – there is much more to the process and you’ll need to be well prepared.


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Jennifer Shenbaum

Written by Jennifer Shenbaum

Jennifer Shenbaum is a real estate investor based in Southern California. She is a veteran of the housing market crash of 2007. Best of all, she offers free remodeling ideas to all who ask.

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