In order to sell your home without a realtor, you must first understand what a realtor does. For the most part, their job is very simple to understand. They go through a series of four basic steps.
- They list your home with the Multiple Listing Service.
- They market your house through fliers, signs, and various other forms of advertisement.
- They organize open houses and walkthroughs so potential buyers can look at the home.
- They act as an intermediary between you and the buyer, as well as accompanying you to the closing.
You’re going to want to follow through with each of these steps.
First, you must price your home competitively. If you are underpriced, you’ll be losing money. If you’re overpriced, you’ll have difficulties finding a buyer. There are many services you can use to get offers that will help you price your home.
Secondly, the MLS is meant specifically for realtors. You can use a service to make the listing for you, or you can use any of the various services meant for owners to sell their property. Once you’re listed, start advertising your home.
Thirdly, when holding open houses and walkthroughs, know the selling points of your house! Its number of bathrooms, history, places of interest nearby, and history are all selling points that can help you grab a buyer’s attention.
Finally, have patience! It can take time to find a buyer. Trying to rush the process can scare away potential buyers or you may accidentally end up on the worse side of the deal.