The nuts and bolts of selling your own home

Sell if yourself and save thousands!!

If it was just that easy.

You have to pay a real estate agent thousands of dollars of your hard earned money. If you’re visiting this site, you already know that listing with a real estate agent will cost you tens of thousands of dollars for services that are quite capable of doing yourself.

Selling your own home as a “For Sale by Owner” property can both rewarding and profitable. It also can be very time consuming and confusing if you don’t have the facts. You should have a firm idea of what you’re getting yourself into before you get started. At we can show you the important things you need to know to be successful in selling your home. We also offer a wealth of resources for anyone interested in buying a home, selling a home or seeking a mortgage.

To accomplish a successful sale of your home, you need to follow these important steps:

Be realistic in determining the value of your home.

It is critical that you determine a correct value for your property before you spend the time, money and effort to market it. You should get an appraisal of your property and research what other comparable properties are selling for in your area. If you price too high you may be sitting on the market for a long time. If you price too low, you’ll be leaving thousand of dollars of you hard earned money on the table. You should feel comfortable enlisting the skills of a professional agent to give you a free neighborhood analysis. While you intention may not be to list the property with this person, you may need their services at a later date.

Present your home in its finest light.

First impressions are crucial when you are selling your house. If the property appears rough from the outside, very few will stop to inspect it. Given the difficulty in today's market, if your house appears rough on the inside, it will not sell. Maintain your landscaping and driveway areas and keep the inside of your house tidy and uncluttered. Do not leave deferred maintenance project incomplete. will teach you to look at your house through the eyes of a buyer.

The real estate market has changed, professional marketing is a must.

Much like the falling tree in the woods, if you don’t outmarket your competition, no one will know it is for sale. Use all the tools available, both online and traditional to get an edge on the competition. List it in every free publication, list it online, prepare dramatic flyers and signs, and choose the most cost beneficial advertising you can afford.

This is the single biggest financial transaction for most, know your legal requirements.

You should have a sample sales contract for your buyer to review. The contract should be clear, concise, and something that both parties understand. You should also become versed in the inspection, title and closing logistics involved in a real estate sale. At, we have the tool and resources to give you that understanding.



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