Many people are very comfortable in the role of
"For Sale By Owner."
You may find that you are one of these people.
Whether you choose to take on the task of selling your property alone, or prefer to work with a real estate sales professional,
I will be happy to help you get started by providing you with helpful information.
to let ME know how I can help you.
Put the power of Chuck Yeager and BHHS Fox & Roach Real Estate to work helping you!
If you would like my helpful tips on the home selling process, or if you'd like my advice on the necessary forms and procedures, contact my here.
I make it a point to try to become familiar with all the properties in my market area whether they are listed or not. If you would like me to take a few moments to preview your home in case I might know of a potential buyer, please let me know.
The real estate commission earned by a real estate professional on the sale of your property can be a considerable sum of money.
And I know that you'll agree that it's tempting to try and save that commission by selling your property yourself.
So, if you decide to market your own property, I invite you to consider the following 8 steps that you must take in order to save the real estate commission.
1. Do your research!
Carefully research information regarding the prices and terms of sales in today's real estate market. Investigate recent sale prices for properties similar to yours in your immediate area. Then establish a realistic price for your property based on that information.
2. Offer options
Meet with local lenders and determine financing alternatives for your prospective buyers.
3. Determine an advertising budget
Establish an advertising budget. Prepare a contingency advertising budget in case your home does not sell as quickly as you anticipate.
4. Extend your market
Prepare a plan to reach out-of-town buyers who account for a major portion of home purchasers.
5. List key home features
Prepare a "feature/benefit" fact sheet outlining specific features of your home and the corresponding benefits to prospective buyers.
6. Be available
Be available at all times so that you can walk through the property with prospective buyers to answer the questions and offer information about local schools, parks, transportation, shopping, etc.
7. Fix it early
Make all necessary repairs and improvements before you begin to advertise your property.
8. Be prepared for a sale
Obtain all forms necessary for the legal sale of real property such as:
- Deposit Receipt & Offer to Purchase
- Buyer's Cost Sheet
- Seller's Disclosure Form. In our increasingly litigious society, it is imperative that all known defects be disclosed to the buyer(s).
These are just 8 of a list of 20 important steps to
Selling your own home.
For the remaining 12 steps, or for advice on the necessary forms needed to sell your home, contact me!
I know you are trying to sell your home yourself. However, if you should decide to choose a realtor at some time during the process, I would like you to consider the services I can offer you.