How To Sell Your House as For Sale By Owner While You’re Out
To get to Sold, call Keji @ 301-613-2043 or do the following below to
starting selling Your House!!
It’s possible to sell your house even if you’re not currently
living there; you’re renting it out or are out of town. Follow these simple
tips to selling your house quickly-
1- List the house on For Sale by Owner websites such as
Zillow and Craigslist. This allows for maximum exposure and will get the
attention of buyers interested in buying with zero down or rent to own. Listing
on these sites will also attract traditionally unqualified buyers as the
internet has really simplified the home buying process. This method will also
attract vandals looking to occupy vacant homes once they know you, the owner,
are out of town. Sometimes, crooks also rent the house to unsuspecting renters
but getting these renters out is such a breeze! It only takes going to district
court to get them out. Listing on
Craigslist and Zillow is a very effective way to getting unqualified buyers to
2. Don't Answer Your Phone: When selling your house with your
phone number listed as the contact, it is very important you don't answer your
phone as this will assure that both unqualified
and qualified buyers will not
be able to view the house. You can also get the house sold quickly with buyers
that are ready to buy without even seeing the house. Home buying is one of the
biggest investments most will make in their lifetime, so why would any buyer
care to view the property before buying?
3. Schedule Home showings only at your convenience: When a
buyer is finally able to schedule a showing make sure it is during the most
convenient time for you. Many unqualified buyers are able to work with a seller
schedule, so it will not be a problem selling your house.
4. Arrange with your current tenants to show the house:
Since you, the seller, is out of town, always arrange with your uncooperative
tenants to make them the showing agent for your
house. These are the same tenants that have missed the last two months payments,
the ones that always complain how your
house is not worth anything, but they of course, cannot afford to buy it. It is
an excellent and convenient idea to let the tenants show the house. This way,
they can explain to the buyer why it is very important they don't buy the house.
5. Condition of House: Make sure the house is not really in
the best showing condition. Better yet, have your current tenants be the
selling agent and the home stagers!
If the house is not currently occupied, be sure you disclose this information
to your potential buyers. This is a great opportunity for potential buyers or
anyone else to go in and redecorate the house. The perfect example of this
method includes the bank-owned properties that have been redecorated and the
bank was still able to sell these houses.
6. Vacant House in winter: As an out of town seller, you
don't have to worry about your house being vacant in the winter months. In
addition to being a target of vandals, it is also very good idea to sell FSBO
while out of town during winter month. The utilities will be off, since the
tenants are going to make sure they turn it off once they move. The unqualified
buyers that call to view the house are going to love it once they go see the
house with water damaged caused by busted pipes. This will command high dollars
6. Pictures: Include only the exterior picture of your
house- This will make the buyers want to see the house and attract them
quickly. The buyers will be able to compare the house with other houses for
sale that have 20-30 pictures online.
7. Price: When
pricing your house for sale, make sure it is at least over 20% what the houses
are in your area. This way, potential buyers are not able to negotiate and give
you room to get what you want for the house. Since these buyers will not have
to get a loan that will require an appraiser, it can be sold for more than it's
8. Negotiate over the email and phone: A very good idea is
to always negotiate how much you are willing to accept over the phone or email
once an unqualified buyer is ready to make an offer. Many of the buyers that
your FSBO house will attract are looking for deals and looking for sellers that
have to sell. Since they are not qualified to buy or unable to get a mortgage,
it is always a good idea to negotiate sales price over the phone and email.
Such a big investment does not need to be recorded in writing.
Keji & Associates of Fairfax Realty is a team
of licensed agents working daily to get homes sold for our clients in all
parts of the metro area. We delight our clients by delivering world class
service every step of the way and we strive to create a win-win situation
this is all part of our values and beliefs. Contact us @ 301-613-2043, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website .www.metrohomesrealty.com