Real estate brokers and Realtors obviously provide useful services for selling and purchasing residential real estate, but these services come with a hefty price tag. Some sellers simply may not be able to afford to pay a commission without ending upside down on their transaction. Others may simply wish to save money by facilitating some of these services themselves.
Real estate brokers essentially provide 3 areas of service for sellers: marketing your home, negotiating the sales contract, and assisting with closing the transaction. Each of these areas of service can be effectively and economically accomplished by a seller if they understand the process and resources available to help. For example, did you know that a broker’s most important marketing tool is listing a home on the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? And did you know that you, the seller, can purchase the option to have your home listed on the MLS a la carte at a fraction of the cost typically paid in commissions? This eBook will show you the process for selling your home all on your own and provide valuable tips along the way.
- Learning the Local Market
- Pricing Your Home
- Creating a Property Profile
- Determining Your Costs & Profits
- Preparing Your Home for the Market
- Marketing Your Home
- What to do When a Showing Appointment is Made
- Negotiating the Sales Contract
- Closing the Transaction
Following and learning the nine steps above will arm you with the tools you need to sell your home on your own. Don't feel overwhelmed or underprepared! Take the time to read and re-read the steps so you're familiar with the terminology and process. And don't forget, you can always enlist help if you need if for any of the steps.
If you take your time, follow the steps, and remain patient through the process, you'll reach a successful conclusion for your real estate needs. You've got access to all the tools and resources you need to get your home sold. All that's left to do is to get started!