Tips for Selling Your Home as Smoothly as Possible
Everybody wants to sell their home as quickly as possible and get as much money as they can. However, sometimes this is easier said than done.
To avoid having your home sit on the market for months (or even years) on end, it’s important to take the right approach. Read on to learn a few tips for selling your house fast.
If you want the sale of your home to go as quickly and smoothly as possible, finding a good real estate agent is a no-brainer.
Unless you have a lot of time on your hands, already know a reliable buyer who wants to make an offer or are desperate to lower your closing costs, trying to do a for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) is just an easy way to waste time.
Without a real estate agent, you’ll be dealing with real estate contracts yourself and worrying about negotiating the house price, setting the closing date, crediting for repairs, etc. Not only that, but you’ll also lose access to the exposure that top real estate agents have when it comes to marketing a property.
Plus, if you don’t find a realtor because you’re trying to save money, keep in mind that you’re really only saving on your part of the commission. You’ll likely still have to pay the commission for the buyer’s agent. If you don’t, then you could be limiting your home’s exposure even more, since many realtors won’t even show buyers your home if they aren’t getting a commission.
To find a realtor who will help market your house and assist you through every twist and turn of the home-selling process, try these tips:
- Compare real estate agents and look at their reviews.
- Ask your friends and family for a realtor referral.
- Request references from the agent.
- Ask what the agent’s plan is for selling your home.