Selling a home will be easier than you think! At USDRE, want you to use a qualified agent because we know that an agent almost always makes the seller more money on the sale of a home. Even so, you can sell it yourself. Do you want to find a buyer quickly? Spend less on your sale? Maximize your profit? The USDRE 2020 guide to selling your home is your number one resource to help you get your home SOLD.
Selling your home by yourself
How involved do you want to be? The more involved you are, the less you’ll have to pay to someone else. But let’s be honest, we’re not all meant to be real estate agents. Here at USDRE we recommend getting a listing agent. You can find one at the bottom of this page. Even if you want to be really involved in the sale of your home, it’s tough to do it all by yourself – it takes a team. Putting your home online and meeting with your potential buyers is a big job. Obviously you need a great team to assist you and, of course, the USDRE is your resource for finding what you need!
First consider using an agent
If you own a home already you’re probably familiar with having an agent. One of the major things that makes an agent right for you is your own comfort level. If you’re feeling uneasy or unhappy with a particular person, they’re probably not for you. But it’s not hard to find a great agent that will work well with you – just take a couple minutes to do a little research and at the bottom of this page, you can get matched with an agent.
Selling a home on Social Media
We recommend that you or your agent get social media friendly. Post about your home on your own social media. And make sure your agent or brokerage posts about it as well. Some people go as far as to create an account for their home and it works wonders! If you aren’t living in your home you can hire a stager. This is someone that comes in and decorates the house in a really cool way. They make it look like a home that buyers can easily imagine living in. Take a bunch of pictures and post them every where you can online. Create an Instagram for your home sale and use those pictures, use tags, and interact with other users – this will drive your sale. If you’re living in your home while you sell, keep it clean and keep it simple. Make it look like you don’t live there.
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If a real estate agent is helping you
Keep in contact with your agent and ask about their advertising strategy. Ask how active they are going to be when advertising your home. Choose accordingly – If they’re an agent that just lists and hopes for the best, make sure you’re okay with that. If you want someone to push the sale, communicate that to your agent.
How to price your home so it sells quick
Because price is a huge factor you’ll want to price accordingly, with some wiggle room. You probably want to make money off your sale but be realistic about the condition of everything. Thus, if prices in the neighborhood are rising, you’ll probably be able to make some money! If your house is in good condition; that’s great. Selling your home this year brings some good news – projections by experts say that home prices should be increasing throughout the year. If you’re looking to sell and make money off that sale, this is the year to do it! Be careful though… Upticks in the market are usually followed by downticks. If you’re thinking about selling, don’t wait too long.
If you’re an average person, with a job, family, and a life that doesn’t involve knowing a bunch of information about real estate – buying or selling your home is a mile marker. It’s the age of the internet and technology. You may not watch the market like a hawk or know how to bring in buyers or get the best price on your home but your resources are endless. Just utilize what you can online, get a great agent, and stick with it; you’ll get it done.
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