The words "For Sale By Owner" are probably the oldest words uttered in the real estate world. There was a time a few years ago when a home owner could sell their home without much help. In fact, there was a time where a home would get multiple offers within a few days of placing the sign on the front lawn.
Well those days are gone and it's something that you are going to have do deal with if you are selling your home today. Now I am not going to lecture you about the value of hiring a Realtor to sell your home. I will let them do that, it's what they do best any ways. I wanted to give you, the home owner, a few tips on where to get some help for free.
If you are seriously considering putting your home on the market you must understand that you are going to compete with other sellers to get that buyer to walk into your home and eventually buy it. The best way to do this is to first understand what your home is worth. You could get a certified appraisal which would cost you a few hundred dollars or you can go online to sites like zillow.com. Now remember that this will give you a "ballpark" figure on your home's worth. It's a start and it will help you see what others sold their homes for.
Next thing you need to do is tell everyone about your home. That can get expensive. Understand that you are one of hundreds or maybe even thousands of sellers trying to sell their homes today. You need to really get the word out. Here's my advice and as quirky as it may sound it is good advice. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW! I mean it. Tell your neighbors, co-workers, church members, relatives, the mailman, and the neighborhood busybody, you know the one who is always telling everyone about everyone else's business.
There are a multitude of sites that will charge you to advertise your home and the prices range from 29.99 all the way up to a few thousand dollars. There is one site, however, that is absolutely free. [http://www.MyFizbo.com] will allow you to post your home for sale and they do it absolutely free. They will also let you advertise it for as long as it takes to sell your home. The site is linked to many websites including Google and Yahoo to name a few. It's the only place that you can legally advertise for nothing. All they ask is that you put in a kind word on their behalf when talking to others. They get paid by the advertisers on their site so it keeps it free for people selling "by owner."
Well good luck and do not give up. Do not quit. Your house, if priced right and advertised well enough, will sell. I promise!
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Source by Jorge Ginzo