How to Sell Property without a Real Estate Agent

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If you’re looking to sell your property you can take the easy way out and hire a real estate agent, or you can make an even bigger profit by selling the property yourself.

If you decide to sell your property on your own you?re going to have to divorce yourself from the property a little bit and leave your emotions at the door. This is a business venture and to make the most profit you’re going to have to think of it as such. Your first step as will be setting the price. You may have an idea what you think your home is worth but to really find a fair price you’ll have to do some research. All homeowners want their homes to appreciate in value but this isn’t always the case and you?re only going to get what the market is willing to pay. Look at similar properties in the same area and see what their asking price is or what price they recently sold for.

Then take a walk around your home and through it, if possible ask a honest friend to join you. Look at your home from the perspective of someone who has never been there and try to focus on the good and bad points. Highlight the benefits of your home while doing what you can to correct any problems. The drive by often stops a lot of people from pursuing the property any further, make sure your home has loads of curb appeal.

Now, its time to advertise. Explore all of the options available to you. The first step is putting a sign in your yard. Then look into local newspaper ads and real estate magazines. And finally, hit the internet, more and more prospective home buyers are turning to the internet as their first resource for home sales.