A Complete Guide to Selling Your House

So you’re ready to start selling your house? Considering your options and finally concluding on this monumental decision, you may be feeling the buzz and excitement that’s associated with the idea of making thousands of dollars within just a few short weeks. However, this feeling usually doesn’t last very long.

For many people, the excitement ends as soon as they find out just how much work (as well as money) is required to actually sell a house. From catering for repairs, advertising the property, contacting buyers and filling out the mountain of legal paperwork to sell a house. Thinking about all of these things makes even the best of us go crazy. And it’s all made worse by the fact that when a task has so many moving parts, it’s difficult to determine where to start. And everything step is crucial when it comes to selling your house and there is no room for mistakes.

In this blog, we’ll talk about how to start selling your house and show you what tasks you should tackle first once you’ve decide that it’s time to part with your property. 

So let’s dive in….

Step 1: Choose Options for Selling your House

Depending on the sale option that you choose, your starting point will vary accordingly. As such, the very first thing that you’ll want to do once you have to choose to put your house up for sale is to select a method by which you’re going to sell said property. You might have a property manager for marketing and selling the house but many times it’s not enough to get good deals.

There are many home sale options that you can choose from (each one having its own specific pros and cons). However, the two main ones that home owners usually turn to these days are hiring a real estate agent and selling traditionally on the open market, or selling directly to a cash home buyer.

But between these two, how can you determine which one is right for you? To sum up these two home sale options in as few words as possible:

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So, the decision between the two comes down to convenience vs price. If you’re willing to do the work (and pay the price) required to attract a traditional buyer who’ll meet the full market value, working with a real estate agent is the best option for you. However, if you’re strapped for time and money, and would prefer an easier home sale that’s a whole lot simpler but that might not get you full price, you should opt for a cash buyer. These factors will be sure to help you determine which sale option is right for you.

Step 2: Find a Good Real Estate Agent/Reputable Cash Buyer

Once you’ve made your decision between the two main home selling options listed above, it will now be time to either contact a good real estate agent within your area and formally begin the traditional home sale process by signing a listing agreement, or to find a legitimate and reputable professional cash home buyer within your local area, and sell your house directly to them.

Below, we are going to provide you with a brief guide that will show you how to find the right real estate agent for the job, or a cash home buyer who will pay top dollar.

Real Estate Agent

When it comes to choosing a real estate agent, you cannot just hire the person on the very first flyer that you see. Unless you’d like to have a tremendously long and painfully tedious home sale experience, jumping around from agent to agent is not an option.

Because of this, it’s important to make sure that you select a good real estate agent from the get go.

If you have no idea where to even start looking for a good agent, here are two tips that will be sure to help you find the right person for the job. 

Cash Home Buyers

On the other hand, if you opt to work with a professional home buyer and get a cash offer for your property, you’ll want to find a home buying company or real estate investor that will pay top dollar. For most people, the answer to this would be to simply pull out their phones, visit their favourite search engines then search “sell my house in [local area]” or “Cash Buyers in [local area]”. For example, if you’re living in Minneapolis, you should search – “home buyers in Minneapolis” to find the best home buyers in Minneapolis. And while this may be effective, the highest ranked cash buyers that will typically come up on a google search are companies that are well established and that receive hundreds of leads a week.

Be that as it may, this does not mean that all cash buyers pay peanuts. If you’d like to find an investor or local home buyer who’ll pay top dollar, here are a few things that you can try:

The tips above will be sure to help you find an investor who’s willing to go above and beyond for your property, rather than one who’ll offer you the bare minimum.

Final words

So there you have it? You should now have a much better understanding of where exactly you should start when selling your house. And with that, Happy Selling!

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