I am sorry but there really isn't a Santa Claus !
Selling your house by yourself is like reading Prevention magazine and thinking that you are a doctor, or watching Judge Judy and thinking that you can convict OJ !!!
Call a professional Realtor to handle this most important ( and probably most expensive transaction ) that you may ever be involved in!
Don't hold the quarter so close to your eye so that can't see the dollar behind it !!
GET REPRESENTATION, IT DOESN'T COST, IT PAYS !!!!
While personally marketing your home can be difficult, it is not impossible. Sometimes itâ€™s just a matter of the â€œright place at the right timeâ€. That said, if you follow a few basic guidelines you may have some luck â€“ if not â€“ then you can investigate using a real estate professional.
Whether you sell as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) or decide to use an agent, you will find some of the principles are the same. Start with pricing your home correctly. In order to do so, you can search public records to get an idea of your homeâ€™s value. This step is certainly where a professional is irreplaceable â€“ real estate professionals have actually been inside many of the local homes you will see in public records. (Meaning they know which homes are most similar to yours in order to put an accurate list price on your home). Second, ensure you have good signage in front of your home. A nice tasteful sign which displays your contact information. Be sure to stage the inside of your home nicely; de-cluttering, if necessary, is a must. And be sure to do so before you take any photographs. A professional photographer is also highly recommended in order to ensure great lighting, the use of specific lenses for smaller rooms, etc. As with any commodity for sale, be sure to utilize any/all online advertising available. For free online advertising consider â€“ community classifieds, Craigslist.com, etc. In addition to these freebies, you can also pay to get your home on websites such as FSBO.com.
One of the largest challenges you will find as a FSBO on the North Fork is many of our buyers are coming to look at 2nd homes. The buyers do not know all of the areas intimately and they have limited time to shop around. Therefore many of our buyers are insistent on using a real estate professional to ensure they get a home that best meets their needs at the best possible price. These same buyers are viewing properties (from their primary home location) online using sites such as mlsli.com, trulia.com, realtor.com, streeteasy.com and will not see your FSBO listing â€“ therefore they will not know to request their agent show your home to them.
Hope this helps a little bit!
Agents get you more money. We negotiate better than you do and we have more buyers coming to us via the internet than will drive by your house or see an ad or go to an owner set up website.
Andrea Aurichio Broker, AurichioSmith Real Estate.
OR you can call us and we'll be your agent and take care of every aspect of the process. Now doesn't that sound better?!
We're at 631 765 5333.