Selling Your Home
For what ever reason you are selling your home for it is important that you understand how the market works and what is involved in selling property especially if you are selling your home yourself.
Pros and cons
First of all you will have to weigh up the pros and cons of selling your home yourself or through an agent
Selling through an estate agent
If you are selling your home through an estate agent it is important that you find the right one at the right price. It is also important that you build a good relationship with your agent. Get quotes from at least 3 agents before settling on one.
Selling your home yourself
If you are selling your home yourself there are a lot of things that you need to take into consideration. You will have to ensure that you put the right price on your home or you could end up losing out if the price is to low. Or not being able to sell it if the price is too high. You will have the task of going out and getting the buyers yourself by marketing your home.
Is your home ready for sale?
Any repairs that need doing should be done before you put your home on the market. Before showing people around your home use a checklist and tick off what needs doing.
Show your home
Once your home goes on the market you must be prepared to show people around your home. Put together a list of what will be included in the price or what you will sell separately. Also write out a fact sheet of what your home and area have to offer. You can give the fact sheet to prospective buyers (and even if it's not what they are looking for they might hand it onto someone who is looking for a property in your area.) Remember to be honest when writing a fact sheet.
Why is my home not selling?
There are only 3 options if your home isn't selling. 1. Sit it out and wait 2. Lower the price 3. Take it off the market. If your home isn't selling it could be down to your agent. You could sign up with a few more agents to broaden the number of potential buyers.