Your are certainly not alone if you're wondering how to sell your own house. A quick glance up and down nearly every street in the country will show plenty of houses for sale. The housing market is full of houses for sale, and it's predicted there will be more hitting the market this year as a result of upcoming foreclosures.
Makes you wonder what sellers can do, right? Since I've been both a buyer and a seller for many years, since I have been a real estate investor for my career, I've got plenty of experience in the area of how to sell your house. This article provides some of my experience to help you know how to sell a house now.
First, I'd like to point out that you cannot expect a real estate agent or anybody else to know you house as well as you do. And nobody else cares as much about selling your house as you do, either. Since you are truly the expert on your house, you should logically step in and write about it in ads to post on craigslist and on ebay classifieds. It's true that your agent is completely in charge of putting your house on the local market, but you can broader the scope by posting it in forums on the Internet.
My number one suggestion for every homeowner, no matter where a house is located or how much it costs, is exactly the same. If you are interested in selling a house now you have to realize that buyers are shopping online. And that means they are online even when they are also working with an agent. Buyers will see your house and email you or call you to ask questions or make an appointment to see it. Be sure you are available to interact with them in emails, texts, or talking on the phone. People will often contact you via text messages, so be sure to notice. When you answer their questions, ask them some questions as well. By being assertive you can follow up with interested buyers and eventually find qualified buyers.
As soon as you've identified your ideal buyer, meaning the buyer who is interested, qualified and ready to make an offer now, that's a good time to call your real estate agent to help you get everything put down in writing. Of course your agent will have other forms besides the purchase agreement itself, and that's when you will be glad to have a pro who knows what needs to happen next in the transaction. Some require a seller's disclosure form as part of every original agreement, prior to closing if possible. So, once you find a buyer, let your agent show you what you need to know about how to sell a home and how to complete the transaction.