Sell Your Home on Your Own – Do You Have What it Takes?

Deborah K. Vick

As the real estate market dips, it can be more attractive to sell your home on your own then hire a real estate agent. A real estate agent will take up to 6% of your home’s value in commission. This can get expensive, and in today’s economy, you want to save as much money as possible. But can you really sell your house by yourself?

It’s actually not as hard as you might think. The most difficult part is the paperwork. However, this varies from state to state, and even from city to city.

Step 1 – You’ll want to check with your local municipality to see what their regulations are in signing over a title.

Step 2 – Before you list your house, you want to make it ready to sell.

Clean up, repair it, and basically make it look as nice as possible.

One thing that can help is putting some items in storage.

This makes your home seem less cluttered and more spacious.

Step 3 – Next, you need to decide how much to list your home for. If you price it too high, you won’t have anyone interested. If you price it too low, people will think there must be a problem with it. So look at what other houses in the area are selling for, and price your home accordingly.

Step 4 – Finally, you’ll need to list your house. There are several ways to do this. You can list it online at realtor websites. You can list it in newspapers. You can even list it on Craigslist. The more places you list your house, the easier it will be to sell your home on your own.

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