In addition, make sure the property is staged well. Repaint and re-finish floors to make it sparkle, remove personal items, etc.
Consider doing an entry only listing to get your property in the MLS which feeds to every real estate website. This will get your property in front of more buyer's.
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I leave you with two last thoughts. If you can overcome the first two hurdles, realize you will probably earn every penny you save it will become a full time job. Second, I actually have samples of how I sold homes for more money then a for sale by owner, earning my commision and putting more money in the sellers pocket through a carefully crafted marketing plan
Think twice about your motives and your willingness to put in the time.
Have you sold homes in the past?
Are you familiar with all the laws that govern real estate?
Are you familiar with all the forms that are involved?
Can you disassociate yourself from your home?
Are you comfortable with people putting down your home?
Can you pre qualify the buyer?
Do you mind holding open houses?
Do you have a good real estate attorney?
Can you deal with the home inspection and issues that pursue?
Or would you prefer to be on the golf course, beach or shopping for your new home?
expertise and experience and professionalism during all aspects of the selling or buying process are of
extensive value to the clients and as Realtors we personalize our services, and our suggestions and recommendations to get a home ready to go on the market, therefore it is hard to give you any advice,
short of suggesting that you should work with an experienced area Realtor.....
If you like to find out what the advantages would be, feel free to get back to me and I gladly go into
details and send you a detailed list of advantages, services etc. If on the other hand you need the recommendation of a good Realtor in your Area of Boston feel free to get back to me, by letting me know
about the type and size of your property and the location within the Boston area.
All the best to you
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I can fully understand the temptation to avoid using an agent. When you look at the dollar amount of compensation your agent would receive at closing for professional services rendered it certainly adds up to an amount of money most people would rather keep if they can.
You are in Jamaica Plain... That is one of my company's primary markets, and also happens to be where I have lived for decades. The market is very strong there. Properties that are marketed properly have been selling VERY quickly, often with multiple offers, and also often over the asking price. If you are having trouble selling a piece of Real Estate in the current market conditions, there is something wrong. What exactly is wrong is impossible for me to say without more information.
If you're looking for advice, you are probably starting to get a sense for how much more skill and experience it takes for a Real Estate agent to get a property sold than the general public ever knows before one decides to try and do it themselves. There are a lot of potential pitfalls in the sale of a property and an experienced agent will be able to navigate around them. An experienced agent will also have an understanding of negotiating tactics that will be used against you by buyers. There's no way to quantify it, but it's possible you'll net more in the end by using an agent than by selling yourself.
Every property is unique, so each one is going to need a unique strategy in order to get people to come see it, make offers, and hold the transaction together until finally the closing happens. Agents who have been through the process dozens of times will make it look easy, but as you are finding out, it's anything but.
I'm happy to answer specific questions if you would like to reach me through Trulia. Maybe we'll find out that we're neighbors!
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Not knowing anything about your home, it's location, attributes that make it distinguishable,
one must resort to the UNIVERSAL marketing plan...Reduce the PRICE!
Now, you may find it benefical to retain (put in your pocket) as much of your home's equity as possible. You may find a quicker sale is less costly that a sale process that endures for months and month and months. Not knowing what your REAL goals are one must resort to the Universal marketing plan that overcomes all deficiencies....Reduce the Price!
It may be of value to you to control who has access to your home, who are these folks who are actually visiting your home, if these folks are entertaining themselves at your expense and inconveninece.
Perhaps sorting the tire kickers from the real buyers has some value for you.
Perhpas knowing those who are walking through your home actually have the ability to buy it has some value to you.Perhaps knowing you have a partner who has completed dozens of transactions a year has your back has some value.
Simply do not have sufficient data to provide anything but the UNIVERSAL marketing solution.
Reduce the price. At some, at this time unknown price, your home WILL sell.
You might consider CALLING an agent who works in Boston (if they have provided a number), if you are serious, and finding out the most benefical actions to take as well as the strategy to turn a observer into a buyer.
Selling your home yourself might look enticing because you can save on the commission.
With all things considered and there are many things to consider, the money you might save selling your own home is not worth the work you will have to do.
I suggest you contact a local agent in your area, drive around your area and notice for sale signs or even better; signs with "under contract" or "sold" on top of them.
Call that number and set up an appointment to meet with that Realtor.
Time and money well spent.
With that being said, if you choose not to use a listing agent, make sure you have a fantastic real estate attorney that will work hands on with you to coordinate the transaction.
A number of agents (me included) answered a similar question during the last couple of days. See the link below.
But the short answer is that you really must educate yourself about a number of factors if you want the best possible outcome. It is not as easy as it looks.