I assume you are suggesting a For Sale By Owner website, to avoid paying a Realtor a commission. If its as pretty as you say do you want to take a chance of selling it short of the potential equity a Realtor may bring you with a qualified buyer.
Do you handle your family's financial portfolio in the same manner. All you need to do with your money is put it on a few blue chips and what your investment grow.
That is just like letting strangers who are unqualified to wander around your home and tell you how beautiful it is, while they unlock an exterior door and come back later on to rob your personal belongings. It has happened in Holmdel. Thank God nothing ever happened to any of my 200 Holmdel homes I marked or sold.
Invest in a Realtor who works full time and lives and works in town. Suggest you don't hire a friend or realative unless you would trust them with your financial portfolio. Commissions are negotiable and if the home sells as fast as you think it will the Realtor will give you a break a piece of the pie is better than no pie at all.
Unique homes need to be not only marketed correctly but need to be serviced correctly. Selling your home can be one of the most trying times in any homeowners life. Heritage House Sothebys International Realty not only has National exposure but Worldwide recognition. I am an Holmdel resident for the last 13 years. I would embrace the opportunity to speak to you. Angela Georgalas 732-778-4704
Serious buyers will come from Professional Buyer agents. Buyer agents will have thier clients Pre-Quaified for their loans before they bring them to see your property.They will have screened the clients for their "wants and needs" and will have previewed your home, prior to bringing their clients. This is still the very best way to get your home sold.
Your listing agent will know where the most effective marketing will be. I suggest you work with your listing agent on that aspect as well.
Looking for serious buyers could be challenging, you want to make sure they are well qualified to purchase your home. A suggestion, reach out to mortgage reps to see if they are working or qualifying any people that are looking for a home in your price range. You can always try FSBO, but I don't think it will bring you much activity. If you decide to interview agents, I work at Coldwell Banker in Holmdel and very familiar with the area. We have a great marketing plan, and can help you achieve your end goal, sale of your home.
Good Luck and if you have any questios, please feel free to contact me at 732 691 1668
Finding a serious buyer when you are a FSBO is as difficult as finding one when you are a realtor. We do know the questions to ask to screen people, though. The mentality of the buyers has changed in this buyers market. As a seller, whether FSBO or listed with a Realtor, you will encounter many people who are "just looking." Some of these are serious and some are checking out your home for ideas, e!tc.
That is wonderful that your home is known as the prettiest home in Holmdel, but please keep in mind that when you are selling it, the other key factors the RIGHT BUYER for your home will be looking for. Even a Pretty or Distinctive Premier Home should be updated. Have you over the years maintained/improved or Updated the Kitchen & Baths, Plumbing, Electrical, Roof, Windows other main items of the home as well flooring: Wood Refinished over the years, Tiles maintained/clean grout/ no chips or small defects, etc. Painted & refreshed, if there's older wallpaper are the seems in good condition, or should it be updated to a more current fresh look for newer homebuyers? Not knowing the yr of the home I am just trying to give you some information that will come up as you may already know. I wish you luck selling your PRETTY HOME!!! : )
The best way to find qualified, serious buyers only is to market your home right from the beginning with a realtor, not as a for sale by owner. If your home is as unique and pretty as you say it is then it needs to be staged, professionally photographed & showcased to wow the buyers from the beginning. It also needs tro be target marketed to high end buyers, not fsbo bargain hunters. As a for sale by owner you would not have the same opportunities to prescreen & prequalify the buyers the way a realtor would without coming off as being a pushy seller. I would love an opportunity to come by and take a look at your home and will be happy to provide you with specific recommendations on getting it ready to sell and what asking price you should consider to attract serious buyers & get it sold quickly for the best price possible. Feel free to contact me.
Joan Congilose CRS,GRI, e-Pro
Broker/ Sales Associate
RE/MAX Central Manalapan
(732) 972-1000 x364
As all these suggestions are very similar, the key is - Will you be able to do everything needed to properly market your property. A lot goes into the entire process. It is not just putting it on the internet and waiting for offers. My suggestion is to interview a few realtors as if you were hiring them for the position. I and my office would welcome the opportunity to interview for the job, to demonstrate what Century 21 Action Plus Realty brings to the table & how we would market your home.
Have a great day:
Century 21 Action Plus Realty
732 410 2745
Ron Simone Jr
It sounds like your home will have lots of buyer appeal and I suggest that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable local real estate agent to assist you with the marketing of your property. Having maximum exposure on the internet is critical so make sure that element is key when selecting an agent to represent your home.
The Trulia web site does not allow for sale by owner listings but once you are on the Multiple Listing Service with a real estate firm then it will appear here. However; you may wish to post a blog about it beforehand.
Good luck to you!
Prudential Connecticut Realty