Selling your house on your own in the Twin Cities is very possible. In most cases, many owners prefer using a realtor to sell their homes. However, realtor commissions can take a bite out of the net proceeds from the sale. Another option is to sell your own home which is very appealing to many homeowners because it enables them to keep more money from the sale.
Below are some great tips to keep in mind to help sell your Twin Cities house fast:
Most people have accounts on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube. These platforms are not only great for connecting with friends and family but you can also utilize these sites to raise awareness regarding your real estate property. For example, posting on Facebook and Twitter will allow you to reach friends and families even outside your cellphone contact list. Updating your status regarding your desire to sell your home will help spread the word. Some friends and family will even share this information to their own networks allowing you to access more people. The more people you reach, the higher the possibility of having more inquiries or offers. Some websites like Facebook even allow you to run paid ads to promote the house you are selling.
Aside from social media, you can also increase your web presence by creating a property page. Having a property page will make the marketing efforts look more professional and potential buyers will be able to see photos or know information regarding your property.
Aside from a property specific page you could also do other forms of marketing such as Craigslist, Zillow or Trulia. The last two allow sellers to post their properties as FSBO (For Sale By Owner) so your property can get more exposure, including real estate agents who are looking for properties.
Some home sellers opt out of open house because it is invasive but an open house can give potential buyers a glimpse of what it’s like to live in your house. If you’re going to hold an open house, make sure that your home is de-personalized. Make it welcoming but generic. This means you have to store away your personal photographs, memorabilia and other knickknacks. You could also do a refresh by painting your walls a neutral color.
First impressions count! The first time prospective buyers will see your house will most probably be online. This means that you need to upload very clear and flattering photos of your home to pique their interest. Make sure to show your property in good light and to find ways to highlight its assets. If you can’t take a decent photo, it’s better to hire a professional who knows what they’re doing rather than ruining your first impression.
Professionals can help make your house sell faster. Lawyers for example can help you draw a tight and legally binding contract while a title company can help make sure that your title is free and clean from any liens. You also need to call an appraiser to ensure that your price is not below or above market and a home inspector can help assess your property’s condition.
It can be overwhelming to sell your house on your own especially the first time. Trying to figure out all the options available to you? Call the experienced real estate solutions team at Gold Path Real Estate today at 612-758-0071. Alternatively, click below to get your FREE no obligation home selling report now.