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How to Succeed at Selling Your Own Home and Saving Money

Aug 17, 2007
More often than not, people hand over the task of selling their house to a real estate agent, paying them hefty fees for this service. You can save that money and get an even better price for your home if you sell it yourself. Here are a few reasons why you should consider the idea of selling your own home to save some serious money. You can do it as well as any real estate agent. The first deterrent that may influence your decision not to sell your own home and save money is lack of experience. It takes courage to venture out into new territory. However, you should be aware that everyone started at one time or other; and everyone starts out as a beginner. You don't need to gain expert status to sell your home yourself -but you will have some learning to do. You know the value of your neighborhood, and all the positives of your community much better than an agent would. Remember, when people are moving, they want to be in a great neighborhood, as well as in a great home. You are the perfect person to show them all the benefits.

You may feel that your marketing skills are not exactly up to the mark. The idea to save money on real estate commissions, however tempting it may sound, scares you away. Many places can help you successfully market your home. The internet has many great sites that can help you discover how to market your home.

You may also feel that you lack relevant real estate knowledge to sell your own home. However, this is not true; you can find out everything you need to know from a lawyer and still manage the show. Remember- you can sell your house without a real estate agent- but you always need a lawyer to complete the sale. An experienced real estate lawyer can help you sell your own home, and save on real estate commissions.

One of the most critical points to influence the decisions on whether or not to sell your own home and save money, could be asking the right price. In order to know exactly what the price of your home should be, you will need to perform thorough research .Let the potential buyers know that you are aware of the value of your home, and you are willing to negotiate.

Be ready to present your house in a grand style to the prospective clients - remember, they want to see their dreams and hopes reflected in the walls of the living room, in the grandeur of the bedrooms, etc. Sweeten the deal by adding some extras that would make the buyers feel that they are getting a great deal out of the negotiations. With a little perseverance and a little spunk you can achieve anything you would want to, once you put your mind to it.
About the Author
Gerri Stone. Get the Complete Guide to buying and selling your own home absolutely free www.homeforsalebyownersite.com You'll get great advice on every step of the process- from advertising to mortgage basics.
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