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How to Sell Your House without a Realtor

In this day and age, we all want to try and save a little money here and there. Thankfully, with the help of the Internet, you can learn about skills and processes on your own, making it easy to decide if an endeavor is right for you. Listing your home for sale is one of these processes. By putting in the extra effort, you can sell your house on your own and keep the commission that you would otherwise have to forfeit.

First, get the paperwork together that you need and do your research. Make sure you have all the required paperwork to file including the title, insurance documents, and legal contracts, and any other documents that you might need to make the process seamless and as easy as possible.

Once you have the paperwork gathered and ready, you need to get the home ready for presentation and pricing. A common mistake that sellers make is pricing their home too high, and in times of desperation, pricing themselves too low to make a return on investment. An easy way to avoid that mistake is to view public records of the sales within your neighborhood over the last year and homes that are currently listed.

Keep an objective eye. You will likely want to price the home higher because you have emotional ties to the property. This is a common mistake that people make when they decide to sell on their own. Remain a third party and you'll likely come to a more authentic price point.

Fix what needs fixing. Check doors, make sure they open and close easily and that none are jammed. Apply a fresh coat of paint, even if it is white, to make the walls appear newer. Fix any holes, cracks, and other problems that make the home look like it hasn't been taken care of. Buyers want to see a home that is in top shape, as they are investing a lot into buying.

Marketing your sale comes next. A "FOR SALE" sign in the yard is the first step, but it's definitely only the beginning. Next, you want to schedule an open house for prospective buyers to come in and spend some time in the home. Use your social networks to advertise your property and people in your network can share with their networks as well. Most likely, a few people you know are looking to move, or at least are interested in looking.

Good luck on selling your West Palm Beach home!