There are two options when it comes to selling your house, you can either get a realtor, or decide to do it on your own and be your own realtor.
#DUTIES OF A REALTOR
Lists your house with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Markets your house though fliers, advertisements, and a web site.
Host open house events to facilitate showing of your house.
Acts as an intermediary when entering negotiations.
#USING A REALTOR
Make adequate enquiries and choose a realtor with all the appropriate qualifications.
Try to work with realtor you can trust or realtor with a guarantor.
Ensure that your home is in a good condition.
If you decide to sell your property on your own without a realtor, it is important to follow these guidelines.
However you should remember that it will not be an easy task, it can be frustrating but it requires patience as well as commitment and focus.
#WITHOUT A REALTOR
#1. Price Your Home to Sell
Before you list the property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), it is important to make sure you have priced the home competitively, making use of every channel to be well informed about the selling prices for comparable houses.
#2. Obtain a Flat Fee Listing on the MLS
The MLS is the most comprehensive list of real estate for sale in the U.S. It is available to Realtors, and in some areas, prospective buyers can also search for homes using the MLS. There are services that allow you to list your property on the MLS for a few hundred dollars. Search for “Flat Fee MLS” online to find similar services in your area.
#3. Market Your Property
After listing your property on MLS, it is also important to advertise the sale of your property through various mediums.
#4. Host an Open House
You can also host an open house to advertise the sale of your home. Advertise for the open house by posting signs in your neighborhood.
#5. Advertise the vantage points of your property
When writing your ad copy for websites or brochures, make sure to include basic information about the house, including the price, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, garage space, patio space, location, and of course the unique details that make the house special to potential buyers.
#6. Prepare to Show Your House
When preparing your home for an open house ensure you clean the house and keep it looking and smelling fresh. The final result should be a home that’s perfectly clean and clear of clutter, and most personal items.
#7. Perform Your Own Negotiations
Real estate negotiations take the form of a contract that is submitted to the seller. The seller can accept the offer, or revise the contract and submit it to the buyer. The process continues until both parties sign a contract.