Is a Real Estate Agent Necessary When Selling Your Home

Is a Real Estate Agent Necessary When Selling Your Home

Is a Real Estate Agent Necessary When Selling Your HomeIs a real estate agent necessary when selling your home.  Some might say you’re a fool to represent yourself in court and the same idea applies to selling your home by yourself. However, if you Google “How to sell a FSBO” or “Tips for selling my house,” you will read what you need to be a successful seller. There is an abundance of advice on how to sell a house successfully.

The internet is the great leveler. Items that were sold only in stores are now selling well on the internet resulting in whole industries closing their brick and mortars. Books, record albums, CDs, DVDs, furniture, food, cars and even houses are cheaper on the net. On the net, you can see all the competitive products and their prices.

In the way back, if you wanted to travel, you called your travel agent who had books and books for airlines, destinations, times of departures and fares. Now all of that is online. If you have the time and inclination, you can be your own real estate agent.

That’s the key, isn’t it? Time and inclination.

Here are six tips to get homebuyers and buyer’s agents to view your house:

  1. Price it right – do your research. See what selling prices are with houses in your neighborhood.
  2. Stage the house properly – Your home must be clean, sleek, with no distractive décor. You want prospective buyers to see your home as if they lived there already. That means your stuff must be out of the house, sold, or in storage. Homes that have been staged sell quicker, and for a higher price.
  3. Take professional photos – Marketing a home successfully starts with taking the highest quality pictures with a professional camera to ensure that the home receives maximum exposure. Since much of the initial shopping for a home is online, photos of a staged house draw more buyers to an open house. Take a look at Craigslist at houses for sale by owner. Would you want to know more about a house that is cluttered, dirty, and beds unmade?
  4. Be agile – make the house available for showing
  5. Network – hire an appraiser, an inspector and meet a mortgage broker who can shepherd you and your seller through the paperwork.
  6. Market your house – the internet is filled with ways to get eyes on your house. Do your research.

Times have changed since your parents bought a house. With the internet, you can have your own newspaper via a blog, be your own publishing agent via Amazon, sell your car on eBay, or be your own realtor.

If you don’t have the time and inclination to sell your house and don’t want to go through all the suggested steps, call us.

Homebuyers Choice, LLC is here to help homeowners out of any kind of distressed situation.  As investors, we are in business to make a modest profit on any deal, however we can help homeowners out of just about any situation, no matter what!  There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else.  Just the simple honest truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast to resolve any situation.

Give us a call today at 818-629-2000 to let us know what YOU need help with!

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