Image via Wikipedia
Ultimately, with the way the housing market has turned, selling your own home can result in saving tens of thousands of dollars you may lose on your home. However, it’s important to plan properly before taking on this large task.
First, do some research on the worth of your home. Research other homes for sale in your area and come up with a range of what you’re looking for in terms of prices. Perhaps ask an appraisor to come to the house and give you a ballpark value as well that you can show prospective buyers that your price is right on with what they will be receiving.
Next, prepare your home for open houses. Many people looking to buy want to be able to see a home for what they will make it, so removing a lot of your furniture and/or personal photos and trinkets is important. If they can’t see themselves in it, they won’t want to buy it. Also, keep up on the exterior of the home. Make sure the lawn is mowed and perhaps plant some flowers to create an inviting environment. Secure any of your valuables prior to hosting an open office, just in case.
Lastly, market your home. Place signs on busy intersections, tell your friends you’re selling and take beautiful pictures of your home to advertise online with. Take into account what you would want to see if you were interested in buying your home. Honestly, you’re your own salesperson, so get the word out, your house is for sale and soon enough, your house will sell. Good luck!