If you are wondering how and if you can sell your house yourself without a realtor, the short answer is yes, you can. There is a little to it though. You can’t just plop a for sale sign in the front yard and hope that a buyer will magically appear to buy your house. If you want some quick tips on how to sell your house fast without a realtor, keep reading.
How You Can Sell Your House Fast Without A Realtor
There is actually quite a bit that an agent does for you to sell your house. Thankfully with the invention of the internet, almost anyone can sell their home themselves with a little work and research.
One of the most important things when selling your house yourself is to price it correctly. If you are wondering where to start with that, check out our previous article “How To Price Your House For A Fast Sale” that will give you a lot of help of getting the price right.
The next thing you have to do, which we have said many times before is clean and clean some more. Pack up as many things as you can and rent a storage unit to help declutter your home. Make sure the yard is well manicured and your house is as appealing as it can possibly be for buyers that arrive. There is a reason that open houses are called “showings”, you want your house to shine and be seen in the best light possible. Once you are satisfied that the house is super clean and looks it’s best, it’s time to get to marketing –
List Your House For Sale In As Many Places As Possible
As we mentioned above, thanks to the internet anyone can sell their house themselves without a realtor. You need to list your property on the web as many places as possible – Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow, Redfin and many others. Now it used to be that you couldn’t list on the MLS, but check this out:
2. Get Your Home Listed on the MLS
“It’s tremendously important that you get on a platform that gives you exposure to buyers and agents,” McGillivray said. That platform is the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, which is the database of homes for sale in a market. Homebuyers can see properties on the MLS through websites such as Realtor.com, Zillow.com and Trulia.com.
In the past, only real estate agents could have homes listed through this service. However, today’s homeowners can list their own properties on the MLS by paying a flat fee to various sites. McGillivray recommends using Owners.com, which places homes on the MLS and gives homeowners access to advisors who can help with the sales process, including the closing. The basic MLS listing package is $395 for six months.
Pretty cool, huh? And it’s nice that if you go through Owners.com that your house will appear in other places as well and cut down on the amount of time that you have to spend listing your property.
Another important thing you want to remember to have is a flyer about your property. It’s a good idea to have a flyer cylinder on your for sale sign that say’s “take one” for people that may drop by unannounced, or when you are not home.
Next, don’t forget about social media:
5. Use social marketing to help sell your house. Inform your friends and family members that you are selling your house via platforms such as Facebook, Linked In or Twitter.
6. Clean your house. Buyers will notice the smallest amounts of debris. Make extra efforts to clean your windows, carpets, floors, bathrooms and kitchen. Remove excess clutter from your house.
7. Improve the curb appeal of your house. Ensure that your lawn and hedges are well manicured. Clean your driveway, porch and all areas of your yard.
Social Media is a great place to market your property. By getting the word out there your friends may have a friend that is looking for a property in your area. You can also make a video highlighting the best things about your house and post it to YouTube and Vimeo and put links in your listings and social media posts to the video. We also added in the part of their article about cleaning and improving curb appeal to reinforce that point.
Lastly we wanted to give you this video that explains why you might want to sell without a realtor and ways to do it:
You can sell your house without a realtor if you follow the above tips. Make sure you price the house correctly, clean up and market the property as many ways as you can find.
Lastly, don’t forget that our company, Mandich Property Group, buys houses everyday of the week, and for cash. By paying with cash we can close whenever you want, (Learn more about the advantages of selling to a cash buyer in this article “How Do I Sell My House For Cash“). You won’t have to do any of the things mentioned above, no cleaning, no yard work – we don’t care how messy the house is, we would like the opportunity to make you an offer on your property. You can learn more by visiting our site at www.MandichPropertyGroup.com, or call us at 770 756-8680.