Many home owners look to save themselves money on costly real estate fees when listing their home for sale with an agent. Explore what is involved in a sale.
Many people look at the real estate industry with skepticism, thinking that they pay a lot of money in fees when they sell their home. The fees often range between 5% to 7% of the sale price of your home; that is £5,000 to £7,000 dollars on every £100,000 dollars of the sale price of your home. This has caused many sellers to look for an alternative to selling their home through a realtor.
Sellers sometimes attempt to sell their home privately to save themselves money. To facilitate this many web sites have sprung up to assist with home sellers. Sites such as FSBO.com, Sale By Owner Realty.com, Quick Owner Sale, Private List and Property Guys.com, all offer you a place to advertise your home on an online database with other homes offered for sale privately. For a small fee you get access to the database and a variety of other services depending on the web site.
The thought of selling your own home can seem very appealing. However you need to consider how you will deal with people calling to inquire about your home, showings and the sometimes wordy and complex contracts to legally sell your home. Many sellers have taken on the challenge of selling their home and have been successful with coping with the pitfalls of the sale process.
A methodical approach is needed when selecting an on-line service to assist in the sale process of your home. A quality professional sign will attract more potential buyers than something printed on a chunk of cardboard. A service that provides signage would be helpful with the sale process. The signage should also direct potential buyers back to the web site you are advertising on.
Obviously the service offered is online promotion of your home. Does the site you’ve selected offer you space for pictures of your home. Listings that offer potential buyers something to look at other than text is important in the marketing of your home.
Often people overlook the fact that not everyone has a computer. It is important to have online advertising, but other print advertising is essential to the sale process. Can you afford a picture ad in a real estate paper, or is a text ad with a description all you have the budget for. Online providers are exactly that, on the Internet only.
If you are considering selling your home yourself then do a little research to see if there is an online support that will assist in the sale process. Familiarize yourself with the necessary forms and legalities of the sale process. Prepare for showings, advertising and negotiations. Good house selling.