Selling your home without an agent can seem like a daunting task. But you’re here because you’re up for the challenge. Below we’ve outlined 4 tips to give you a hand. Let’s get that home sold!
Set the Price
Setting a realistic price on your property is an important place to start. Emotional value we place on our homes can cloud judgement in choosing that perfect price. To get a general idea of pricing, you can choose an online appraiser (like Zillow or Redfin) to help you out. While they won’t know the actual condition of your home, based on some basic data, their algorithm can give you a place to start. Do consider that these online companies don’t know the condition of your home or of the others it uses to compare. This can be misleading to you because it could be comparing a completely remodeled home to your home which may be outdated and/or in need of repairs. Ultimately, you know the repairs that are needed in your home and you’ll need to factor that in as well.
Advertise Well Online
It’s no surprise that most buyers look for their new homes online. Using sites like Craigslist or Realtor.com has become the most convenient way to look at and consider placing offers on properties. So it’s up to you to make the most out of online opportunities. Taking quality photos of the exterior and interior of your home is an essential part of this process. Marry these photos with a beautiful description of the home. Be sure to include the basics such as price, location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc. *Don’t forget to add the features that make your home unique and special.
Stage Your Home
Decluttering is perhaps the most important step in staging your home. The most a potential buyer can see your home instead of your stuff, the better. Minimally furnished rooms will allow them to imagine their own belongings in your home. Remind yourself when it becomes difficult to remove something that the more you take away, the bigger the room will feel.
Once your home is free of clutter, it’s time to bring in some sweet homey features. Bring in some fresh flowers from your yard, throw them in a vase and place them on your dining room table. Then light a vanilla scented candle to create the environment of freshly baked cookies. Now your home looks, feels and smells like an inviting space!
Sell to a Professional Home Buyer
Appraising, advertising, and staging can become a big task. If you’d like to skip all that, selling your home to a professional home buyer is a great option. They will purchase your home as-is and take care of any repairs as well as any fees. Once an offer is accepted, closing can be as fast as ten days. If you ask us, that’s pretty much as easy and stress-free as it gets.
Looking to sell your home quickly? There’s no need to spend time and money on using a real estate agent. Contact Home Helpers Group to start the process of selling your California home today!