Who says you cannot sell your own home all on your own? Of course, you can! You should not always rely on the services of a real estate agent. And not hiring one does not imply that you will be facing more challenges and long-term hassle while selling your home. Even real estate properties listed on the market for sale can take weeks or even months to attract potential buyers. As a home owner selling your own home, it is very much possible to finish the entire process of selling faster all on your own.
For faster selling of your home without any help from a real estate agent, make sure to do the following.
1. Do home staging, take high quality photos of your home, and upload them online.
Since you are putting up your property for sale online, it is a must that you have it look incredible from the inside out. Make sure every spot is presented on a good light. You can even hire an expert to do home staging by decluttering certain surfaces, re-pleating your curtains, setting fresh flowers on top of your table, and plumping up your cushions.
2. Take advantage of word of mouth strategies.
Having your property listed online or on newspapers will never be enough in gathering as many potential buyers as you can and hopefully getting a good deal out of them. You must spread the word to anyone and everyone you know that your property is for sale from your friends, neighbors, workmates, churchmates, your Facebook friends, and all other social media contacts that you can ever think of. You can even place a huge banner outside of your gate for all the people passing by your property to see.
3. Deal with a number of potential buyers.
Always keep your phone lines open and your social media accounts active to entertain possible queries via messages, call, and texts regarding your home for sale ad. While you are on them, be careful of property agents who will appear out of the blue and provide you with some interesting valuations of the house that you are selling. You should rather go with people who have better reputation about selling properties that are similar with yours.
4. Master the game of playing hard to get.
Now that you have posted the best photos of your house for sale as well as some crucial details and descriptions about it with your phone ringing countless times, embrace all of these things as they happen. You can begin by turning down the view requests of people, just be sure to do it courteously. You may want to make the excuse that you are doing a few pre-sale improvements. The really interested buyers will make an effort to really reach out to you that will surely end up in your house selling fast.
5. A few other things to remember:
• If you cannot avoid getting visits from potential buyers:
Be sure to make lasting impressions regarding your home. Remove all personal belongings and clutter and ensure to keep your entire house looking magnificent, cozy, and fresh all in all.
• Get ready with things your solicitor might need:
Organize all the necessary legal documents of your house that might be needed including warranties, building regulation certificates, and window and door certificates. Do not forget to all prepare the most crucial document, that is your title deed.
• Have a real estate agent nearby:
With no prior experience of selling a home, you will be better off having a good agent nearby that can assist you with all your concerns about the house that you are selling.