Use Available Tools to Help Listing Stand Out
How To Sell A House by tommy on Wednesday April 3rd '13, 12:37 pm
Use whatever public forum you can to announce your house for sale.
Texas House Buyers: There’s an excellent way to draw attention to your listing without it costing you extra money for advertising. The social media tools that are at your fingertips should be utilized to publicize your house to all of those on your feeds, friends lists, and follows. Use Facebook and Twitter to tweet and post away. There is a potential for huge growth in an exponential way as your social circle has the ability to spread the word.
Take a picture of the garden and tweet it to your friends with a ‘for sale’ text attached. A post on Facebook or your own blog can be more elaborate as you have much more room to talk about your photo. Mention that this wonderful garden can be theirs if they purchase your house. Show a killer view from the patio if you have one and talk it up along with the fact that the house is for sale. You can mention the asking price, especially if you have given the home a great and competitive price.
“There is a potential for huge growth in an exponential way as your social circle has the ability to spread the word.”
If you have a local radio station that is listened to a large portion of the town’s residents, consider paying for advertising if you can afford it. One great way to draw local attention through a local radio station is to call in and advertise a garage sale if there is a time when that’s allowed. Many small town stations have an hour or two each day or at sometime during the week for the locals to sell their stuff or advertise a Boy Scout spaghetti dinner. It’s a common way to also let people know that you plan to have a yard or garage sale soon. What does a garage sale have to do with advertising your house for sale? Plenty!.
It’s actually a wonderful way to bring people from all over the area to your house to see what you have for sale. This gives you the opportunity to show off the house, make it known that you are selling it, and hand out cards or fliers. Though the attendees themselves might not be interested in buying your house, they may know someone who is and would like your neighborhood. Use whatever public forum you can to announce your house for sale. Don’t just rely on the traditional outlets like a front yard sign and the newspapers. Go further and use everything available to you for better exposure.
Originally posted 2012-02-10 07:45:44.
Options for Selling Your House
We Buy Houses by tommy on Friday March 22nd '13, 12:13 pm
USA Home Buyers: When selling your house, here are several options you can use to help get your house sold faster. You can have someone else sell it for you, you can sell it yourself through an FSBO site, or you can sell to an investor. Your time constraints and your level of desire to do what it takes to sell the house will help you to determine which method you choose to get it sold.
Have Someone Sell Your House For You
Having someone sell the house for you will be easier from the paperwork standpoint. Your chosen seller will also do the advertising and showing of your house to buyers. You will be expected to repair everything that might put off potential buyers and some remodeling and upgrading might also be in order so your house is the best it can possibly be. The market is very competitive and you must do whatever you can to get the edge over your local competition. Once the house is sold you will pay the agent a commission.
Sell Your House Yourself Through an FSBO Website
Selling it yourself through an FSBO website will mean that you create your listing and put it on the website. Upload photos and video of your home and schedule your own showings. You’ll do what you can to impress those who come to see your house. Do the repairs and cosmetic fixes and upgrades that you think will help to sell the house. Once you receive an offer, you will be required to do the appropriate paperwork and file the required documents with your local authorities so the sale is legal. This is a lot of work, but you will save yourself the commission you would have to pay someone else to sell it for you.
Call a Real Estate Investor to Buy Your HouseAnother much easier way to sell your house is to call a real estate investor to buy it from you. They don’t sell the house for you. They buy houses, so if you accept their offer your house will be considered sold. It doesn’t take long to go through the process once you call for an offer. If you do it this way expect to be moved out in a month if that’s what will work best for you. Quit paying the mortgage and upkeep on a house you no longer want or need and let an investor take over and give you cash in the deal.
Enlist Your Family and Friends to Sell Your House
How To Sell A House by tommy on Friday March 22nd '13, 12:11 pm
Tips to Selling a House Fast - Cash House Buyers USA: Everybody loves to earn an extra thousand or two here and there. If you are selling your house why not enlist the help of your family and friends to help you find a buyer? Instead of just you trying to get the word out about your house for sale, let everyone you know in on the action. You’d be surprised how motivated people can be when there’s something in it for them, too.
Although people can be quite helpful if you ask them to spread the word for you, a finder’s fee will add a measure of urgency. With the slow market and the dearth of buyers out there, you can use all the help you can get to find a qualified buyer.
One way to instigate your plan would be to hold an open house, or a sort of orientation reception for your neighbors and friends. Invite them to come and see your house, although many may have seen it already. Feed them of course, as free food is always a hit. Take them on an official tour to point out all of the terrific features. While your friends may have come for backyard barbeques and birthday parties in the dining room, they have most likely never seen your bedroom areas or other more intimate living spaces in the house. This would be the time to take them on the complete tour.
You’d be surprised how motivated people can be when there’s something in it for them, too.
If you prepare brochures or flyers for the event you can send them home with some to pass around. Knowing your house better through the orientation reception you gave them, they will even be able to answer some of the questions potential buyers may ask. Let them know how much you are willing to pay them if they find you a buyer that closes the deal. This might motivate an extra measure of excitement when they talk about your house.This is a very tight market for sellers and you would be wise to do anything creative you can think of to get the house sold. By recruiting your acquaintances to help it will multiply the exposure you need to find a buyer. Buyers are out there, but are scarce, so word of mouth advertising is important. Sometimes with the thousands of listings out there buyers become overwhelmed. They may just be glad to hear of a house for sale that belongs to a friend of a friend.
Sell Faster with Neutral Home Staging
Selling a Home by tommy on Friday March 22nd '13, 12:07 pm
“You can count on people to have good imaginations, but don’t count on it too much when you are looking for a buyer for your house.”
Sell Home Fast : There are few things more difficult to do nowadays than to attempt the sale of your house. If you must do it quickly as many must, due to financial hardship, you’ll need all the help you can get. Those who sell houses for a living are having a tough time making it happen, so if you are attempting to sell FSBO, you might want to do the best job you can to make sure your house is ready for sale, and doesn’t have features or problems that will hamper the sale.
If you can get people to come and look at your home, that’s a great start. The second step is to impress them once they get there. Imagine the home buyer’s experience from his or her point of view. While you are accustomed to seeing your house every day, remember that the buyer will be seeing it for the first time. You will want to make a good first impression. The buyer must be able to picture himself in your house preparing for work or relaxing on the weekend.
Get the house looking as neutral as possible. You can count on people to have good imaginations, but don’t count on it too much when you are looking for a buyer for your house. Assume that you need to neutralize the rooms so the viewers can get a picture in their minds of how they would place their furniture or position their artwork on the walls. The initial step in creating a neutral environment is to remove all photos and memorabilia that are personal and exclusive to your family.
Once you’ve done that, note which rooms are painted or decorated in bright or unusual colors. You’ll want to replace those colors with neutral shades of tans, blues, pale greens, and off whites. A gentle palate of color is best and appeals to the most people. Your buyers may be crazy about bold architectural color schemes, but most aren’t, so err on the side of caution and prepare the house to be shown to as many people as possible. Those with artistic or bold colors in mind will be happy to redecorate in the colors of their choice. Some folks will simply want to move into the neutral colors and be perfectly happy with that. The idea is to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible to help make the sale.
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Beware of Potential House Buying Scammers
by tommy on Thursday February 7th '13, 11:44 am
House Buyers: You may be under the stress of having to sell your house to get out from under a heavy mortgage obligation or to avoid foreclosure. Perhaps you’ve found a great job but it’s in a different state and the time is drawing near for you to move with no hopes of finding a buyer. Whatever the reason you must sell your house in a hurry, there are honest and very helpful real estate investors that are glad to help you. There’s something in the transaction that will benefit you both.
With a nationwide trend of difficulty in any circumstance comes the advent of scam businesses that want to jump on the opportunity to separate you from your money and your property. The worst part of this is the situation you may be facing, the stress your entire family is under, and their ability to take advantage of you in your weakest and most vulnerable moments.
Many people are quite happy to hear from an ‘investor’ who wants to buy their house. The ads come in the mail, they come by email, and they may visit your home and knock on the door, just as friendly and accommodating as you might imagine a con artist to be. They offer to ‘help’ you get out of your financial difficulty by taking the home off your hands or making some other slick arrangement.
Sad Truth About Real Estate Scams
The sad truth about many of these scams is that they look good to you and give you a big sigh of relief, but you may be asking for even more trouble than you already have. Some popular scams are called contract bait and switch, which involves the buyer giving you a verbal version of a contract that you can easily live with. He comes back in a few days with a ‘formal, legal version’ which has been altered.
Another involves the investor getting the deed to your home. He allows you to stay in the home, which sounds good, and pay the mortgage to him. He isn’t paying your mortgage with the money, however, and may be taking loans against the property, or uses your equity to buy himself some things, leaving you with the mortgage unpaid and he with the deed.
Another scam is the Liberian FSBO, or Nigerian Scam. Someone out of the country offers to buy your house for cash. All he needs is the account number for your bank so he can ‘transfer’ your funds. Guess what comes next?