February 09, 2021 at 11:00am | Danesha Ritzberg


When you decide to sell your house without the help of any realtor, you can save around 6% of the profit that you will be given to the realtor. Selling your own house is not that difficult and you can do it on your own easily. There are few things that you will have to keep in mind while making the deal to earn yourself the maximum profit.
Guide to help you sell your house without the help of a realtor:
The following is a step-by-step guide to help you sell your house without needing any realtor shared by experts of Ritzberg Realty.

Clean your home

While preparing your home for potential buyers, do not do a quick cleaning and tidy up things without much effort. Prepping the home includes many things such as decluttering, repainting walls, and fixing anything that is broken. This step is very important if you want to make a good impression on buyers.
Your main goal is to make potential buyers comfortable in your home and make them envision your house as their own. Therefore, make sure to create space and stage your house well for the buyers. After cleaning your house, take pictures of your house and use them in the listing.

Decide a price

The main thing that attracts many potential buyers is making the price of your home fair.
  • This is where a realtor can come in handy because they understand the neighborhood and know what your home’s market value is and can guide you accordingly.
  • Since you are selling your house without a realtor you must research that on yourself. Ritzberg Realty professionals will help you get the best price for your house.
If your home is not priced appropriately, you will not get many offers. You could remain stuck for a long time before you get any offer. Listing your house at the amount of your choosing is not a viable option. You must do research and evaluate your property before putting a price tag on your house.

List your home and give details

The next step after deciding a price is to list your house with enough details. To make people excited and interested in your house include as many details as you can add to the house.
  • List all the features of your house and let people know the work that needs to be done.
  • Take all the photos that you can take and make sure that the photos are taken in good lighting and they are of excellent quality.
The quality of the photos is very important as they will make the first impression on your buyers. Hiring a professional photographer is also an excellent solution to obtain amazing quality photos.

Advertise your house

Before social media, you have to list your home in the newspaper to gain people's interest in buying your property. But now you can take the help of social media and advertise your house to different people on multiple platforms. Social media will greatly increase the chances of your houses being seen by potential buyers and you will receive many offers in no time.
Use Ritzberg Realty classified website to make your house seen in the market. Creating your own website containing all the key features and photos is also an amazing option but it is really expensive. And lastly, you can also put a good old “For Sale” sign outside your home.

Host open house

After you have done all the advertising that you can do, the next step is hosting your open house for buyers to see. Hosting your open house is not that difficult and it will only take a small portion of your afternoon.
  • Hosting your house on weekends is the most efficient option because most people will be available on weekends.
  • In your free time, place a sign outside the house that you plan to have an open house, and anyone can come to see the property and ask any questions related to the house.
Provide people that come to see the property with literature as well as refreshments.

Negotiate offers

After doing all the above steps, you will surely start receiving offers and it will be time to negotiate these offers. As you are selling yourself, you must deal with the buyer directly.
  • The buyer will give you a contract most likely offering less money than what you are asking. If you are selling your house for the first time, hiring a lawyer to help you assist with the process is also a good option.
  • There will be plenty of offers made by you and the buyers until you will both agree to an amount and will sign the contract.
 Just remember not to get pressurized by the buyers and do not settle for anything less than you are comfortable with.

Ensuring everything is legal in your contract

There are certain laws made by the government for the purchase of a home. These laws include prevention of discrimination of your sale because of race, sex, or religion according to the fair housing contract. Before anyone signs, anything makes sure everything is legal on your contract and you are not defying any government laws.
After making the contract have a real estate attorney to go through your contract and make sure everything is legal. You do not want to go to jail or lose your property over some minor negligence. Therefore, hire a lawyer to assist you with the complete contracting process.

Be patient

In some cases, selling a house takes time especially when you do it. You may need to host multiple open houses before anyone will make you a reasonable offer. You can also go through a long negotiation process before finalizing an amount that you will both agree on.
But if you made sure that you advertise your house well and maintain it well, you will surely get some offers. Just be patient and do not lose hope at any step of selling your house. If you are still confused and finding it hard to sell your house do not worry because Ritzberg Realty is here to help you in the process of selling your house and getting the best rates.
Conclusion
Selling your house without the help of a realtor can be a challenging and tedious task, but it is not out of your league. Just take your time and follow these above guidelines and you will surely sell your house at a fair price.
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