You decide to sell your home and believe you can handle the selling process. Good for You!
Of course you’re a little nervous and that’s normal. You might stay awake at night wondering how long it is going to take to actually sell this home.
“Can I get my asking price?” You wonder.
Yes it is possible to sell for sale by owner and yes you can get your asking price.
If you followed the guidelines outlined in our Do It Yourself FSBO Tips for sellers you will have your home ready to sell.
So what’s the key to selling a home within a timely manner?
Readiness, Price, Terms and ADVERTISING!
Get your on-line listing and set your advertising budget for an aggressive marketing campaign.
What this means is blasting your home for sale in the newspaper locally and out of town where new buyers are coming from.
Use your on-line listing to direct your potential buyers to in your ads. This will keep your advertising dollars down for each ad, allowing you to advertise twice as much than if you placed a long detailed ad in the newspaper.
Giving you twice the exposure. Not to mention the attention your on-line listing service is attracting for you.
Run your ads for a month, this might even get you a discount with the newspapers. Ask for One!
If you sell your home before the month is over you should get a refund for the time unused.
Exposure is what it takes to get your home noticed.
Price is what will sell it.
If you are selling a high dollar home your best option for a quick sale is to offer assistance to the buyer. Help them with the down payment and your home is sold!
People pay outrageous rents sometimes more than a mortgage would cost.
So the everyday living expenses are easy, it’s the saving of the down payment that holds people back. Take away that problem that holds them back and you’ve got a sale!
If you take an aggressive approach to selling right off the back using the Internet as your main marketing tool you should have an offer on the table within no time.
If you don’t get an offer within the first few weeks reevaluate your price. Consider helping with the down payment by offering a small second mortgage to open the market for more qualified buyers.
Here’s a sample ad you could place in the newspapers utilizing your on-line listing.
$5000 Down 3/2 FSBO
Brandon Fl. No Realtors
This short ad will lead all potential buyers to view all the details and photos of your property for sale. Allowing them instant access to learn more about your property before they even call you.
Working for you to Sell itself.
Good Luck and Don’t Give Up!