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4 Options for Selling Your Home

These opening years of the 2020s are one of the hottest markets for those selling real estate. A confluence of events has created an incredible sellers’ market. Many people are moving from one location to another in a great wave of job changes. The burgeoning economy,  recovering from a dormant year, has spurred a multitude of relocations. Many new entrepreneurs are starting businesses, requiring workers at a time when there is a universal labor shortage. In short, all this adds up to an opportune time for homeowners who are interested in selling their property. As you consider whether or not to put your house on the market, it is worth remembering there is more than one way to offer your home for sale. 

You Can Sell It Yourself 

When friends or family hear you are selling your house, the first question they ask is, “Who did you list it with?” In reality, you don't have to list it with anyone. There is no law saying you cannot sell your home yourself. Indeed, many families do sell their own homes and save the sales commission. It's helpful to remember, though, there is a lot of legal paperwork that goes into selling a house. It is not the easiest process, especially if you don't have a professional helping you. You may know, at least, that the number one rule of selling a home is “location, location, location.” Perhaps, the number two rule should be, “patience, patience, patience.” 

You Can List With an Agent  

Having a professional who knows the ropes of real estate and has a track record of selling houses can certainly make your life easier when you decide it's time to sell. The question is how do you go about selecting the right real estate agent to help you? Here are some tips that may be useful: 

  • You don't have to choose the first one who comes along. It's a good idea to speak to several different agents before you make a decision. 
  • Check with your friends who have recently bought or sold a home and inquire as to their experiences with their agents. 
  • Make sure you select an agent with a reputation for trustworthiness and honesty. 
  • Above all, make sure your agent will listen to you and help you achieve your goals. 

You Can Go With an iBuyer 

What does the "I" in iBuyer stand for? It means “immediate,” as in, here is a person who wants to buy your home right away. These are usually representatives of companies who have done real estate inquiries on the internet. They have an idea of the condition and value of your home without ever seeing it. Often, you will get offers from people like this in the mail, sometimes long before you're ready to sell your home. Even after you list your home with a realtor, you may be approached by buyers such as these ready to make you an offer it. One constant about the amounts offered by these buyers is that the price they offer is usually much lower than your asking price. 

You Can Sell to a Property Investor 

Because the American working public is so mobile and the economy is so fluid, there are many individuals and corporations who want to buy homes as investment properties. They often either “flip” these homes, which means to sell them for a profit after making some improvements to them, or they retain them as rental properties. Sometimes it makes sense to sell to an investor, as when you believe your property is going to be difficult to sell or it will require a good deal of repair. Don't be surprised if you choose a realtor, then find that an investor has approached your agent, asking to buy your home. 

The variety of options you have to sell your house means that, regardless of the condition or age of your property, it is quite likely you will be able to sell it. Remember, it often takes six months or more to sell certain properties. 

You Can Sell It Yourself 

When friends or family hear you are selling your house, the first question they ask is, “Who did you list it with?” In reality, you don't have to list it with anyone. There is no law saying you cannot sell your home yourself. Indeed, many families do sell their own homes and save the sales commission. It's helpful to remember, though, there is a lot of legal paperwork that goes into selling a house. It is not the easiest process, especially if you don't have a professional helping you. You may know, at least, that the number one rule of selling a home is “location, location, location.” Perhaps, the number two rule should be, “patience, patience, patience.” 

You Can Sell It Yourself 

When friends or family hear you are selling your house, the first question they ask is, “Who did you list it with?” In reality, you don't have to list it with anyone. There is no law saying you cannot sell your home yourself. Indeed, many families do sell their own homes and save the sales commission. It's helpful to remember, though, there is a lot of legal paperwork that goes into selling a house. It is not the easiest process, especially if you don't have a professional helping you. You may know, at least, that the number one rule of selling a home is “location, location, location.” Perhaps, the number two rule should be, “patience, patience, patience.” 

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