There was a time you thought buying a house was the most stressful thing you ever did; now you’re trying to sell your house and going through a whole different kind of stress. Even before you calculate how much you want for your property, you need to figure out the best way to market it to as many people as possible. Fortunately, in the age of mobile technology, there are more ways than ever to find a buyer. Here are just a few ways you could put your house on the market.
You can’t go wrong with listing your house with an estate agency. If you want to get your money’s worth, you need an experienced agent that gets results. The best way to find out how successful they are is to Google their name and see how many five-star reviews they have from past customers. Say you’re selling your Tallahassee home; look up local agencies, such as Joe Manausa Real Estate or Re/Max Professionals Realty, and compare their ratings and customer reviews to find the best ones. Take the time to interview agents to see whether you’re comfortable with their marketing plan before you discuss prices.
If you need to sell your house fast, then you can ask an estate agent where the next local auction is being held. Actions bring all interested buyers together at the one time, creating a competitive environment and the greatest chance to achieve the highest possible price. It also increases the chance that your home will sell at true market value at that particular time. Once the hammer falls, the property is sold and there is generally no cooling off period for the buyer or the seller, so it’s best to get ready to move quickly if you’re considering this option.
A less traditional route to selling is listing your property on eBay – bet you didn’t know you could do that! There are benefits to this option, such as the low price, the ability to see how many people are bidding on your property, and you can set the price you want from the beginning. While you may have to pay to include photos of your house to show to buyers, it’s still only a fraction of the cost of an estate agent. There is a 10-day period for would-be buyers to contact the seller by email for more details or to arrange a visit, and then to place a bid. If a deal is done, payment is made through a third-party system that checks buyers’ ability to pay.
Of course, why pay for an eBay listing when you could create your own website for free? Designing a website for the sole purpose of selling your house has the same benefits as selling it on eBay, but with a little more room for creativity. You can include a virtual tour of the house, point out the major improvements, and be completely in charge of the buying process.