Why You May Want to Sell Your House By Yourself

Why You May Want to Sell Your House By Yourself


Why you may want to sell your house by yourself, Google “Tips for selling my house” or “How to sell FSBO” pronounced by some as Fizbo, like the clown on Modern Family, portrayed Eric Stonestreet. You will read what you need to do to be a successful seller.

Why would you sell a house in the Omaha area without a realtor?  Isn’t that akin to defending yourself in court?

Not so anymore. Even back in 2003, the WSJ noted, “Owners who’ve sold their homes without a real estate agent say it isn’t difficult once you’ve mastered the basics. You need to price it correctly, make sure enough people know it’s for sale, understand what paperwork is required, and be able to negotiate with potential buyers. Yet many people start the process and give up.” 

Why You May Want to Sell Your House By Yourself

In the way back, if you wanted to travel, you called your travel agent who had books and books for airlines, destinations, times of departures, and fares. Now all of that is online. If you have the time and inclination, you can be your own real estate agent.

That’s the Key, Isn’t it? Time and Inclination.

Here are six tips to get homebuyers and buyer’s agents to view your house:

  1. Price it right – do your research. See what selling prices are with houses in your neighborhood. Visit open houses of comparable houses in your neighborhood. Note what they do right and what makes a bad impression.
  2. Stage the house properly – Your home must be clean, sleek, with no distractive décor. You want prospective buyers to see your home as if they lived there already. That means your stuff must be out of the house, sold, or in storage. Staged Homes sell faster and for a higher price.
  3. Take professional photos – Marketing a home successfully starts with taking the highest quality pictures with a professional camera to ensure that the home receives maximum exposure. Since much of the initial shopping for a home is online, photos of a staged house draw more buyers to an open house. Take a look at Craigslist at houses for sale by owner. Would you want to know more about a house that is cluttered, dirty, and beds unmade?
  4. Be agile – make the house available for showing. That means you will show the house at every possible, within reason. I would balk at 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM.
  5. Network – hire an appraiser, an inspector, and meet a mortgage broker who can shepherd you and your seller through the paperwork.
  6. Market your house – the internet is filled with ways to get eyes on your house. Do your research. Here’s where you need to excel. A realtor has many more contacts, and some even have a prejudice against the Fizbo.

Times have changed since your parents bought a house. With the internet, you can own a newspaper via a blog, own a publishing agent via Amazon, sell your car on eBay, or act as if you are a realtor.

If you don’t want to clown around and want to sell your house without going through all those Fizbo steps, call us. We can buy your house as-is. There are no fees or commissions, and we can close in 30 to 45 days or sooner if need be.

FREE information on How to sell your house fast

Styl Properties, Inc. is here to help homeowners out of any distressed situation.  

As investors, we are in business to make a modest profit on any deal. However, we can help homeowners out of just about any situation, no matter what!  There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else.  We offer the simple truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast.

Give us a ring. We would love to help you understand the process and to answer all of your questions. You can reach us at 402 999.0577

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