Looking for home selling tips?
Want to sell your own house, but don't know where to begin? Wondering about trying it alone with no professional help?
Do you feel you have the knowledge and experience necessary to sell your own home, the ability to carefully navigate the complex methodology of objectively evaluating your own property and establishing a realistic asking price, market it patiently, persistently and effectively so as to obtain the highest possible sale price in the shortest period of time, calmly and confidently negotiate a successful Agreement of Purchase and Sale directly with a challenging prospective buyer who wants to pay as little as possible, cautiously avoid pitfalls, mistakes and legal errors and inadvertently placing yourself in jeopardy, and prudently protect your financial health and not under-sell your property?
If the answer to this convoluted question is yes, then you'll find loads of helpful information here on how to sell a house.
Depending on your area's current market conditions, selling your own home could be relatively simple, maybe even a dream. Or it could be a frustrating nightmare. If you're in a seller's market, with many eager buyers in the marketplace, it'll be a simple matter of sticking a "for sale" sign in the lawn, an ad in the local newspaper or "For Sale By Owner (FSBO)" website and waiting briefly for the buyers to knock at the door. Then it'll just be a matter of deciding which offer to negotiate, hopefully leading to a firm and binding sale agreement.
If your local real estate market is such that supply exceeds demand, which by definition is a buyer's market, you're looking at a totally different kettle of fish. To sell privately in such a market is next to impossible. There are simply too few buyers for too many sellers. Pricing, property preparation and market exposure become paramount. In this case, you'll definitely need professional assistance.
Is there an official, authoritative, all encompassing real estate guide somewhere?
To learn what you need to know about how to sell a house, it'll mean countless hours on as many websites, gathering and assimilating tons of information in order to prepare yourself for what may ultimately be an exercise in futility.
Or you could glean the basics from this home selling tips website.
If you're outside my market area, that is if you don't own Toronto real estate or in the surrounding areas, including Peel, Halton, York, Wellington and Simcoe, I may be able to recommend a good agent. Contact Me to inquire whether I can help personally or recommend a local agent. And visit home selling tips at The Canadian Real Estate Association for more ideas on how to sell a house. In the meantime,
If you're considering selling your home, with or without an agent, check out my book The Happy Agent. It contains the sum total of the real estate knowledge, philosophies and techniques that I've accumulated, practiced and polished during a highly successful 40-year realty career.
Learn how to effectively
evaluate your home and prepare it for market to maximize the ultimate
sale price, how to
market and advertise effectively, how to handle showings and open houses
like a pro, how to
successfully negotiate an offer and more. If you're trying to sell privately, you'll learn how to recognize the signs of when it's
time to throw in the
towel and hire a professional and what to expect from them.
When you consider the huge
possible savings in
real estate commission with a private sale attempt and the fact that
you're dealing with your largest single financial asset, a small
investment of your time and a pittance of your
money could save you thousands of dollars and a ton of heartache. At the very least, you'll be
encouraged to try it alone, at least for awhile. Remember - knowledge is power.
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A must-read for anyone contemplating a realty career and the perfect antidote for agents seeking a more productive, less stressful direction for their own realty business.
It’s also designed as an insightful resource for home buyers and sellers curious about the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate.
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