Years ago it was rare to think about selling your house without the professional assistance of a realtor. Skilled listing agents play an essential role in getting your home sold.
Realtors calculate the optimal but also realistic price for your house, help prepare your house to be ready for sale, help you in staging your home, etc. And, logically, you would put your trust in experienced realtors that understand the market like no else does.
But as time and technology has moved on and evolved, real estate has, too. Here are five steps to sell your house fast in Charlotte, NC, without a realtor.
Do Your Research & Crunch Your Numbers
A critical element is to remember that your goal is to set a realistic price based on research and data, not on feelings. Today, it’s as easy as searching online. Look for houses in your neighborhood or area that are comparable in structure, size, rooms, etc.
After doing your research and obtaining data for average house prices that are similar to yours, you can:
- Set a price range for selling your home — what do you want to sell it for, and what’s your absolute lowest price?
- Decide what repairs you can afford.
Prepare Your Home
The next step is to get your home ready for sale. For this, you need to forget that it’s your home.
Potential buyers need to be able to connect and visualize themselves at your house like if it was already their home. That’s why we recommend doing a total cleanup of every decoration of your home that might be too personal. This includes:
- Family pictures
- Personal achievements (trophies, medals, recognition awards)
- Personal decorations (posters, stickers, magnets)
- Garage tools
You should also consider:
- Repainting your walls in more neutral colors (white, brown, etc.)
- Renting furniture that is less outdated or deteriorated (if needed)
When you’re done with that step, you need to start thinking about the cleanup. Making sure the house stands out for its cleanliness can make a big impact on potential buyers. Use the services of a professional cleanup if you want to make sure everything is impeccable.
Finally, if your house needs any major repairs or maintenance, you should complete these before you sell. Often a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a house. Additionally, if something isn’t working, it’s better to fix it — new homeowners don’t want to make repairs themselves.
Do an Open House
Once you place your house in the market, it’s time to show it to all your potential buyers. The best way to do this is by doing an open house. If you’ve never done an open house before, we recommend that you look for a few near your area and visit them, to get a better idea of what you should and shouldn’t do.
Advertise your open house on social media, via email, or with a classic door to door strategy after you print some fliers. The perfect time for scheduling your open house is usually in the late morning or early afternoon, on a weekend.
Work Smart With Your Advertising
Because of the recent global pandemic and social distancing requirements, social media and advertising platforms have become even more critical. Here are some ideas for you to start advertising your house for free while social distancing:
- Post your listings on free real estate sites like Zillow and Trulia.
- Use websites like Craigslist and Nextdoor that serve as popular sites for home sellers and buyers.
- Create a Youtube Channel, Facebook, or Instagram page where you can post your house.
- Create your website for free on a platform like Wix to give a more detailed description of the place you’re selling.
Look for Professional Home Buyers
One of the most reliable options to sell your house in cash and at a much rapid pace is to take advantage of the service offered by home buyers. Home buyers in Charlotte, NC are ready to pay you cash for your home in less than seven days. Plus, they do not charge fees like realtors. You can also skip the repairs, stagings, and open houses.
Work With Opening Doors Properties
Opening Doors Properties are home buyers and we buy houses in Charlotte, NC. Contact us if you want to sell your house fast.