Listing your home For Sale By Owner can be a hefty task. You’ll need patience, availability and extra time to dedicate to the details but it can ultimately save you up to thousands of dollars on selling costs. If you put a little extra effort into the details it can help you get your home in tip top shape and sold fast. Here we’ve laid out some helpful keys to help you hack the FSBO market this summer.
Sale price is the biggest factor of any home sale and is something that may take a little extra work on your part if you are listing FSBO. One option if you’re able to is to enlist the help of a professional appraiser to value your home. Another great and inexpensive option is to do the right research yourself. With a number of tools available online you can easily research other homes in your area to compare square footage, features, rooms, and more to get the best assessment on the value of your home. You can list your competitively but remember to leave room for negotiations.
A Killer Description With Photos
Once you’ve landed on a sale price for your home and you’re ready to list it, it’s time to put together a description and photos. This will be one of the initial representations of your home that potential buyers will see. Consider hiring a professional photographer to snap some amazing photos and it will surely be worth it. When writing a description, try to focus on what you would want to see while shopping for a home. Keep it simple and focus on the best features or upgrades of your home. Did you know these top features sell homes faster? Make sure to accurately list square footage, bedrooms, and extras such as a pool or patio and location details including neighborhood amenities and schools.
Packing and Organizing
This could be one of the most essential (and budget friendly!) parts of prepping your home for sale this summer. You want your home to be the best shape possible for potential buyers so that will include clearing away clutter, organizing and even doing a little home staging on your own. Buyers want to imagine themselves living in your home so it’s important to put away any personal items like photos, kids toys and other everyday items that could make an area look cluttered. This will help stage your home for potential buyers.
Don’t let the idea of selling your home on your own overwhelm you. Research and plan thoroughly and you will have all the right pieces in order to list your home. Head over to our White Orchid Interiors blog for more FSBO resources and tips.