If you are trying to sell your property quickly, there are things that you need to do to make the sale actually happen faster than normal. Getting a buyer for your property right now will take some work on your part, and there are some things that you can do to make sure you are not stuck holding on to a property for months that you need to liquidate. Get it right and you will have a buyer in no time. Get it wrong and you will have to hold on to your property longer than you want to.
Selling Your Home Quickly
In a previous post we covered how important it is to price your house right as well as cleaning and tidying up the property in "How To Sell My Home Fast By Owner". The next thing you need to recognize is that there are things that you can control, and things you can not. The Washington Post had this to say about it:
Right now it's a pretty good market as a whole in North Georgia. However if your property has been neglected and needs expensive repairs and/or updating, selling to an investor may be your best bet. Most new homeowners don't want to spend a lot of time renovating and repairing a house. That's when investors really come in, especially if you need to sell fast. That's when the 40 to 50 percent below market value comes into play. If your house is in dire need of expensive repairs, it's not going to bring top dollar and will have to be sold considerably below market value.
Getting Buyers To Check Out Your House
What you really need to do is think outside the box when trying to sell your house fast. Today.com actually has some good advice on this:
Video is an excellent way to help promote your house for sale. Everyone has a smart phone now and can take some really nice video to show off their house. Just be sure to remember to turn your phone sideways so that it's not a skinny video. Once you have the video you can share it all over social media announcing your house for sale and help bring in potential buyers.
Summing It Up
Selling your house quickly will take some work on your part. How much work you are willing to put into it will directly effect how much money you get from the sale of your property. If you keep your house in pristine condition and think outside the box for marketing, you will get your house sold faster.
Just as a reminder, if you are in the North GA area and want to sell your house fast, contact us, Mandich Property Group for a free, no obligation offer on your property today.
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Is it time to sell your house? Are you thinking of doing it yourself without an agent? There is good news and bad news that goes along with selling a house yourself. The good news, with the web it's much easier these days to do it yourself. The bad, it will take you some time and effort. If you tend to be on the lazier side of things, you may want to hire an agent. However, if you are motivated and stay at it, you can sell your house without an agent.
Why Choose FSBO?
Why would someone want to try and sell their house themselves? The main reason is because they are trying to keep as much of the sale proceeds themselves. However there is a lot of debate as to whether or not you can get more for your house if you choose to use an agent.
Susan Johnston Taylor wrote a very indepth article covering this and more:
If you search the internet for pros and cons of using a realtor you will find a lot of opinions on the subject. From the article above though, we have to wonder about being able to sell the house faster. We would recommend that you do your homework on the realtor you choose. Ask a lot of questions and check their online reviews to make sure that they can sell your house quickly.
Anyhow - let's move on.
Selling Your House Without A Realtor
There are a few things that you are going to have to do, whether you choose to use an agent or not. The first, which we have covered in other articles, is that you HAVE to clean up the house, inside and out! Your average home buyer isn't going to be impressed with trash and toys in the yard, or dirty floors, laundry that needs to be done and dirty dishes in the sink and counter top. You have to make your home look it's absolute best. There's just no way around it, unless you choose to sell to an investor, which is another topic.
Something that a lot of people fail to do is to consider the timing of their sale. Sometimes it's unavoidable and you have to sell now. But there are better times than others to sell your house.
WikiHow has some good info on this:
Really good info about times of year to sell your house. Most people that have children know that selling during the school year could prove to be difficult. Parents don't want to change their kids schools mid year. With younger children it's not as difficult, but with teenagers it could prove to be really hard on them emotionally and academically.
Summing It Up
We've just touched on the tip of the iceberg here. There is a lot to consider when selling your house without an agent. Whether you choose to use an agent or not, you are going to have to clean and tidy up the house. Depending on how fast you need to sell will also determine the best time to put your house on the market. Stay tuned for more tips or search or blog for more on selling your house yourself.
Don't forget, if you don't want to worry about cleaning or the timing of your sale, here at Mandich Property Group we will buy your house no matter it's condition or the time of year :)
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These days you have to be concerned with scams everywhere. On Craigslist, Facebook and everywhere you turn. Unfortunately the same thing applies to "we buy houses" companies. So how do you ensure you are dealing with a legitimate company? That's what we are about to cover :)
Legitimate We Buy Houses Companies
You have probably seen all of the signs on the side of the road "We Buy Houses". But how do you know if that company is really legit? The first thing - is it a hand written sign? If so, if they don't have the money to pay for a nice custom sign do they really have the money to buy your house??
Do An Internet Search
Can you easily find them on the web? After you call one of those we buy houses signs and get their information, do yourself a favor and Google them. Do they have a website? Can you find who the owners are of the company? If not, you may want to think twice about using them.
The next thing is reviews and do they answer the phone? This was covered in a good article from Active Rain:
A couple notes on reviews. Customers with a bad experience are 10 times more likely to leave a bad review than a satisfied customer. Also, even with careful monitoring, some companies pay for reviews, so always take them with a grain of salt.
Reputable Companies That Buy Houses For Cash
Now are they really cash buyers? And are they giving you a written Purchase And Sale Agreement, or is it just a verbal offer? Susan Jones has some good info on this:
We have had customers in the past that have run into the first problem of unrealistic high offers only to try and drive down the price before closing. This is a real problem when someone needs to sell in a hurry and either has to sell the property to them for a lower price or has to hold on to the property longer. This is why we always recommend that no matter who you are dealing with, you get a signed Purchase And Sale Agreement when selling your house.
Summing It Up
When ever you have to sell a house quickly and are looking for a legitimate "we buy houses" company, do your homework and make sure you know who you are dealing with. The two biggest things is search the web and make sure when you do find one that they give you a written Purchase And Sale Agreement and not just a verbal offer.
If you are searching for a reputable we buy houses company in Metro Atlanta, be sure and contact us, Mandich Property Group for a free, no obligation to you offer on your house at (770) 756-8680. We would be more than happy to speak with you and buy your house! :)
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Having to sell your house and move can be a real headache. Add in having to sell your house fast - that can add even more stress. Unfortunately people do find themselves in situations where they need to sell their home quickly, usually because they have a new job in a different area. If you are one of these people and are looking for some tips to help you sell your house quickly, keep reading :)
How To Sell Your House Fast
The first thing you need to be concerned with is how the house shows. Is it clean? Is everything put away in it's place so that the house doesn't look cluttered? We covered some of this in a previous post "How To Sell My Home Fast By Owner" about making sure your house is clean and de-cluttered, so check that out.
But what your really need to pay attention first is this - how does the house look when you first drive up to it?
Besides making sure your house is clean, how your house looks from the outside is extremely important. You only get one chance to make a first impression. We have heard that people make up their mind if they like a house or not within the first minute of looking at it when arriving.
Laura Adams wrote an excellent article concerning "curb appeal" and much more in an article on Quick And Dirty Tips:
Really good advice from Laura! We especially like the tip of asking your friends and anyone you can to look at your house from the outside to see what they think. They may spot some things that you haven't.
Getting Your Home Sold Quickly
Once you have the property cleaned up on the inside and outside it's time to get the place sold. So just how do you go about that? Of course you can list your house with an agent, but that may take longer than you have. You might want to try and sell it yourself, or maybe even try and do both. Just make sure that if you decide to do both that in your contract with your realtor that you don't owe them money if you sell it yourself.
Elise Sole wrote a great article with some tips to help in getting your house sold quickly:
Setting a hard deadline is a fantastic way to bring in buyers really fast! However we think that no matter what when selling to a conventional buyer and setting a hard deadline will tip them off that you need to sell quickly and will want to force negotiations for a lower price.
We really like her last tip of selling to a flipper - probably because that's what we do :)
Summing It Up
Getting your house sold fast can be stressful, especially all of the prep work that you need to do just to get it ready to sell. As a reminder, if you need to sell your house fast, contact us, Mandich Property Group for a free, no obligation offer on your house. The plus side is that you don't even need to clean up or worry about curb appeal!
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When it comes time to sell your house one of the most important things is to clean and declutter for showings. You will have a much harder time trying to sell your house, either with or without an agent, if your house is dirty or cluttered. One of the best things you can do is to go ahead and pack some things away and store them to help give your house a more spacious feeling. But just how do you go about that? We are going to give you some good tips for packing and putting things away in this short article.
Packing Things Up
An important thing to remember when selling your house is that you want to de-personalize it as much as possible. Put away family photos and nick knacks so that a potential buyer can visualize their own belongings in the house. You do want to leave your furniture and properly stage the house to further help the buyer visualize the house as theirs.
When it comes to packing things up, a lot of people make things harder on themselves than it has to be. You want to be able to unpack in your new dwelling to go as smoothly as possible, as well as being able access things that are already packed just in case you need too.
The Denver Post gives some really good tips:
Really good tips there. Some people may frown on using trash bags, but they do have a point about how they squish. This would be great for clothes that are out of season and can be stuffed in between things in storage. We also like their advice for using blankets and towels for wrapping things. Moving places, and truck rental services usually charge for extra blankets.
One word of caution though, some dressers are extremely large these days and if you leave them full of clothes, you will make it much more difficult to lift and maneuver into the truck and storage.
Putting Things In Storage
Have you had things in a storage unit before, need them and practically have to complete move everything out to find it? That's a real pain! Houzz gives some excellent advice for making the most out of your storage unit :
There's a lot more good information for you. We have to admit, some of those things we have never thought of, especially about covering furniture with sheets instead of plastic. That's a really good tip, especially if your storage unit is not climate controlled.
Summing It Up
We don't know anyone that likes to move. It can be a real headache. However, with some proper planning it can go a lot smoother. Important take aways are you need to de-personalize your home and put away as many things as you can. Not only will this make your home more appealing for potential buyers, but will also give you a head start when you do sell your house and it's time to move.
Another thing to remember, here at Mandich Property Group, you can leave all of your belongings in the house and get an all cash offer from us. We have the ability to look past the clutter and see your properties true potential. Contact us anytime at 770 756-8680 for a hassle free sale of your property :)
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It's time to sell your house and you are thinking about doing it yourself. Maybe you have a new job in a new city, downsizing or the opposite, need a bigger home for a growing family. Whatever the reason you need to sell your house, you can do it yourself without hiring an agent, thus saving yourself some money in realtor commissions. However you must take some careful steps to make sure the process goes smoothly.
Getting Your House Ready For Sale By Owner
You may think that all you need to do is put a sign in the front yard "for sale by owner" and you will have a buyer for your house in no time. However without some careful planning it may take some time to get the right buyer, or even a buyer for that matter, to put your house under contract.
In reality there are a few things that you must do to get your house ready to sell. People are going to want to look at your house. So a dirty or cluttered house most certainly won't entice any would be buyers. Getting the house ready to sell should be at the top of your list. For Sale By Owner has a great article that explains this and more:
All good stuff. Your house HAS to be kept clean when you are trying to sell it, whether you use an agent or not. Some more good advice is to go ahead and pack some things and put them in a storage unit before you start to show the home to make it less cluttered. You don't want potential buyers to think the house doesn't have enough storage.
Also pricing is another big point. Over price your property and you won't get any interest. When you are trying to determine the price make sure you are comparing "apples to apples". You can't expect to get as much for your home that was built in the '70's and never updated to one that was built around the same time frame and has a brand new kitchen and bathrooms with granite counter tops.
Please read the full article as there are a lot more good tips on getting your house sold.
Closing The Deal And Getting Your House Sold
So you have cleaned the house top to bottom, put the sign in the yard, maybe done some internet marketing and ready to start showing the property. What next? US News has some good info on that:
Great advice. We would add that you might want to go ahead and schedule a few Saturday's & Sunday's for showing to tell people about when they call or email about your property. That way it will be a little easier on you to have the house spic and span when a buyer is looking at the property and not just have people popping in.
You may also want to contact a closing attorney to check and see what documents you need to sell your house. They may have a template that you can use and make the selling process that much easier.
Selling your home by owner can be a lot more involved that just putting a sign in the front yard. As long as you clean your house well, do some marketing and make sure you contact an attorney to help you with the closing, the entire process should go smoothly.
As a reminder, one of the best ways to sell your house by owner is to contact a real estate investor like us. We have a streamlined process to purchase properties. In fact you don't even have to worry about any of the things we have listed above, not even clean the house because we buy houses as is. You can contact us at 770 756-8680 for a free, no obligation offer any time :)
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You are ready to sell your house and it's time to get it ready to sell. But you know first you need to do some updates so that it will sell faster. When you stand back and look at the projects that need to be done can seem a little overwhelming. All the things that need to be done like new floors, maybe new cabinets in the kitchen, completely gutting the bathrooms and rebuilding them, it's enough to make you pull your hair out. However, with some proper planning, renovating your house can and will go a lot easier.
Make An Itemized Budget For Your Renovation
The first thing that you need to take into consideration is your budget. If you get to the home improvement store and just start picking out things you will soon discover just how much your remodel is going to cost you and may run out of money. It's best to have a set number in mind about how much you can spend, then shop for the materials that you want to use in your project.
Curbed has an excellent article that will give you some more great tips about how to properly budget for your remodel:
That is excellent advice on using a spreadsheet for a detailed budget for all of your fixtures and materials. More than likely though, no matter how much you allocate for your remodel, there will always be incidentals, to so don't forget to have some money allocated for that.
Proper Planning Will Go A Long Way
Just starting to rip things out and planning your renovation by the seat of your pants just won't fly. Without some careful planning you will run into more issues, make the project take longer and in the long run may cost you even more money. The last thing you want is to complete your renovation and it not be functional, or look like it was haphazardly done.
Zillow just put out a good article that talks about space, which is probably the biggest thing to consider before and during your renovation:
Space allocation is probably the biggest problem we see with do it yourselfer's projects in kitchens and bathrooms when we inspect properties to purchase. Unfortunately many times the owner thinks they have done a wonderful job, when in reality they have made a huge mess that needs to be completely gutted and redone.
Summing It Up
Make sure you sit down and do some proper planning before starting any renovation project. Without proper planning you may run out of money, may not end up with a functional space, or worse yet may not even finish the project. Be sure and have enough of a budget to get your remodeling job done.
If you don't want to deal with all of these hassles, don't forget that here at Mandich Property Group we will buy your house as is, without you having to do a single thing to it.
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There is a lot to consider when it comes time to sell your house. One question that pops up quite often is "should I sell my house as is?". This is a great question, but really needs some careful thought and consideration. You have to ask yourself how much are you willing to invest in your property, do you have the money you need to make all the repairs and lastly will you recover that money you invest getting your house in tip top condition. These are just a few of the things you need to consider. If you are wondering if you should sell as is - keep reading.
Who Will Buy Your Home As Is?
This is really important and depends on how extensive the repairs are that need to be done. The balance wrote an excellent article that covers some of this:
This is generally the case when you put your house on the market and are trying to attract your regular home buyer that is purchasing the property through conventional loans. But what if you don't have the 10k that is required to put a new roof on?
What If You Don't Have The Money To Make Repairs?
Unfortunately this is often the case for a lot of homeowners that are living from pay check to pay check. Furthermore you may be in a position where you need to sell your property very quickly. In this situation you can always sell your property to real estate investors. You can always go to the internet and perform a search like "we buy houses any condition" to find investors that will do just that, buy your property in it's present condition.
This is a good option for anyone that needs to sell quickly. But if you are not in a rush you can always list your property with an agent and market the property as "handyman special" or "fixer upper" to make sure you attract the right kind of buyer.
The next thing you have to consider is the cost of the amount of repairs that need to be performed on the property. You may actually end up spending more money on your property than what you will be able to sell the house for. Just because you have 150k in your house doesn't mean that it will sell for that, especially if all the properties surrounding you are selling for 100k. This scenario is another good reason to consider selling to an investor.
You Must Be Truthful When Selling As Is
The last thing we want to cover about selling "as-is" is what you have to be careful about. Selling your property as is doesn't mean that you don't have to disclose problems with the property. While a good inspector will pick up on many things for the buyer, you still have to disclose things like foundation issues and the like that you are aware of, or asked about.
This was emphasized in this article:
The writer of that article goes on to explain in more detail about disclosure, but for the state of Massachusetts. However Georgia has a lot to say about disclosure when selling your property:
We agree that it's much better to disclose any problems with the property that you are aware of to the buyer. In the long run it could save you a lot of headaches and a long drawn out law suit that could cost you thousands.
Summing It Up
There are a few factors that you must think about when it comes to selling your house as is. Really you are the only person that can decide if it's right for you. If you have the money to have the repairs made and have the time, then no - go ahead and have them done so you will bring a higher price for your property. But if you are short on cash and don't have the time, then selling as is may be the route you need to take.
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You may have heard of the "We Buy Houses For Cash" people and wonder what it's all about. You may be wondering who they are and just exactly how does it work. In this short article we will give you the answers to these questions.
Who Are The We Buy Houses People?
Just who are these companies? Typically they are local companies that want to buy houses that are in need of repairs or updates, or more familiarly know as "ugly houses". They want to purchase your property, make the needed repairs and updates, then turn around and sell it to another buyer at full retail price. Sometimes they purchase properties where there is a landlord that is tired of renting out a property, nicer homes where couples are getting divorced or even have to sell because of a new job in another city.
Typically these companies do pay with cash. As we covered in our previous article "Who Will Buy My House For Cash?" we explained that no matter how you sell your property, rather it be to an investor or conventional buyer, whatever equity you have in the house you will walk away with cash. Whatever loans, mortgages or liens you have against the property will be paid out first. Whatever is left, you get, usually in the form of a wire transfer to your bank. The nice thing about these companies is that by paying with cash there is no waiting on mortgage approvals, so they have the ability to close in a fraction of the time that it takes with a conventional buyer.
You may have seen their signs on the side of the road "we buy houses" or "we buy houses any condition". Before you choose one to do business with we highly suggest that you research them online first and make sure they are a legitimate company.
How Does We Buy Houses For Cash Work?
Down to the nitty gritty :) Just how does it work? Instead of making you take our word for it we found a good article from The Truth About Realty that explains it very well, and then some:
A lot of good information there.
Pros And Cons Of Using We Buy Houses Companies
It's important to note that there are some real pros and cons to selling your property this way. As we stated earlier you have to do your homework and make sure you are dealing with a reputable company.
Some real pros and cons were covered in a good article from The Money Advice Service:
Again, it's really important to do your homework and make sure you know who you are dealing with and they have simple to understand contracts.
Summing It Up
Selling your house to one of these companies may be of interest to you, especially if you haven't kept up with repairs and maintenance. Most "we buy houses for cash" companies are legit. However there are a few out there that give the industry a bad rap. Just make sure you know who you are dealing with. Research them on the web and make sure they have an established presence and no bad reviews.
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Getting your house ready to sell can be a daunting task. You may know that you need to do some things to get your house ready to put on the market and have a huge list of things to do. If your house is older you know that you have to perform some updates to compete with other properties in your neighborhood that are for sale. So where is the best place to put your money? Kitchens and bathrooms. In this short article we will cover the first - kitchens.
Spruce Up Your Kitchen To Help Sell Your House Fast
The kitchen in your house is usually the most used room in the house (unless you eat out for every meal). For many families it's where they unwind and talk about their day. Having a functional kitchen is a great way to spark interest in buyers looking for a new home.
So how can you spruce up, or bring new life into your kitchen? Bank Rate gives some great suggestions:
Great tips, and ones that we actually follow. Many times when we renovate a property we keep the cabinet boxes and replace the doors and drawer faces. With that we also replace handles, lighting fixtures as well as the faucet. Something we also do is replace formica counter tops with granite, but this isn't for everyone because this can really run up the cost of updating your kitchen. After you do all of these updates you may stand back and look at it, like it and think twice about selling your property :)
This is something that you must consider carefully. The one thing that we always look at first is the size of the kitchen as well as it's natural lighting. If the kitchen is small and doesn't have much natural light the last thing you want to do is have dark cabinets and dark walls. It will make the kitchen more gloomy and feel smaller. Instead if it's small and not much natural light consider painting the cabinets white and stick to lighter earth tones on the walls.
On the other hand, if you have a large and well lit kitchen you can have darker cabinets and walls.
We found an interesting article from Zillow about kitchen colors that really surprised us:
We never would have thought that about using blue. However we're not that brave to jump on that band wagon just yet. We have seen trending for some time now the use of light gray throughout the home.
Summing It Up
The condition and look of your kitchen will most certainly affect how fast you bring in a buyer for your house. The biggest thing we can recommend is pay attention to the size and natural light in the kitchen before you make any decisions about the colors that you choose.
Remember, if you don't want the hassles of cleaning or updating your kitchen, bathrooms or any part of your property, we buy houses in any condition and buy them as is. You can contact us for an offer on your property at (770) 756-8680.
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If you are getting ready to put your property on the market one of the best things you can do to help increase your properties selling value is some maintenance or upgrades to your bathrooms. In this short article we will cover a few things that you can do on a budget as well as things you have to take into consideration when making updates.
Simple Touch Ups and Maintenance To Increase Value
Almost everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms are what really set off one property from another. A bathroom can be a relaxing oasis for many housewives and mothers to escape a hectic day. For this reason you need to pay specific attention to the bathrooms before you put your property up for sale.
Surprisingly enough there are some things that you can do to help breath new life into your existing bathroom to help sell your house faster. Most people think that they have to do a complete gut and remodel. However, if you bathroom has "good bones" you will be able to save yourself a few bucks.
A few of those things were covered in an article by This Old House:
Great tips, especially for being able to spend $500 or less to breath new life in to a bathroom in a house that you are getting ready to sell. However, if you do plan on replacing the toilet make sure that it is something that you feel comfortable with, or higher a professional. If a toilet is not installed correctly - well it can be a real mess and end up costing you much more!
Things To Take Into Consideration For Major Remodels
Your bathroom might just be to outdated to just "put some lipstick" on to make it appealing to a potential buyer. Your bathroom may have green or pink tile from the 60's or 70's and you need to perform a major renovation before putting the property on the market.
It can be a real hassle, and the last thing you want is to get it all done and not end up with a product that is NOT functional. Some things that you have to think about before starting your project was covered by Zillow in a short article:
Great tips. The last thing you want is to finish your bathroom after spending thousands of dollars on it only to find that it's hard for more than one person to use it at a time. Also choosing the wrong materials can really make things bad. Have you ever seen a bathroom that had carpet in it around the toilet and bath tub? We have and we can tell you from experience that it is GROSS! Also, your house may have hardwoods throughout, but real hardwoods won't be able to hold up against the added moisture from a tub. Now days you can find actual tile that looks like hardwood if that is the route you want to go.
Summing It Up
If your bathroom isn't to far gone, or if your house is newer, say 15 years old or so - you can just do a little maintenance and have your bathroom looking new again. If however you have an ugly bathroom you will have to do a little more to get it ready to go on the market. Just remember to do some prior planning and use the right materials.
If all of this is too much for you, remember, here at Mandich Property Group we buy houses in any condition. We don't care how old or rough looking your bathroom is, we will buy it as is.
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You may be in a position where it's time to sell your house. You may need a larger property due to an expanding family, or the opposite down sizing because you are an empty nester or a host of other reasons. Now you could be asking yourself or wondering if you can sell your house without an agent. The short answer is yes, and we are going to cover a few things in this article to help you do just that.
How To Sell Your House Yourself By Owner
There are some distinct advantages of selling your home yourself. The first and most obvious reason is the amount of money that you can potentially save yourself. It could be as much as 3 percent of your actually selling price. Simple math - if you sell your home for $100k, that's 3K that you get to keep.
On For Sale By Owner's website they wrote a great article about selling a property on your own:
Good info from them, however when they calculate saving 6% of your sales price, that is also assuming that the person buying your house doesn't use a real estate agent either. We totally agree with them that because of the internet selling a property on your own is a whole lot easier these days.
Preparing To Sell By Owner
So what are some of the things that you need to be prepared for when getting ready to sell? Bank Rate put up an article that covers a few of the things that you need to think about before putting the for sale sign in the front yard:
Those are 2 really good points, with the first probably being the most important. You need to competitively price your property to make sure that you get a buyer in the time frame that you have to work with. Over pricing it could keep you from selling your house for a long time. Again, with the rise of the internet, this is much easier to do.
As far as working with a buyer's agent, that's usually not that hard to do, as long as you pay them. In Georgia it's usually 3%.
Yes, you can sell your house yourself without an agent. You will save some money by not using a realtor on your end, but your buyer may have a contract with a realtor and you will have to pay them. Make sure you price the home right and you should be able to sell your property in no time.
An easy way to sell your house yourself fast is to contact real estate investors who buy houses. You can always find them by performing a search on the web like "we buy houses" with your city at the end and you should find someone to buy your property fairly quickly. If you are in the Metro Atlanta area, we would like the opportunity to buy your house. You can reach us at (770) 756-8680.
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How To Sell Your House Yourself Fast Without An Agent
You may be in a situation where you need to sell your property quickly to raise capital, and don't want to lower how much money you will walk away with from the deal by listing the property. You know that it can be as much as 6% of your selling price that is paid out by selling with realtors. So you may be thinking of trying to sell your house yourself without an agent and need to sell it quickly. Good news - it can be done.
How To Get Your House To Sell Quickly
Whatever the reason that you need to sell your property quickly, there are a few things that you have to do first to make sure that it does just that. You can't just wake up one day and decide that you are going to put a for sale sign in the front yard and hope that a buyer comes in (unless you plan on selling to investors who buy houses in as is condition).
The first and most obvious thing that you need to do is to put things away and clean the house. Nobody is going to buy a house that is cluttered and dirty. Then you need to look around the house and see the things that are obvious and that need to be repaired, like leaking faucets and even burned out light bulbs.
Here is more along those lines about making repairs prior to marketing your property from Wiki:
That's really good info, especially about buyers being kind of lazy. The reality of it is that if it's a family moving into the property with small children, they really aren't going to have the time to make repairs. Soccer games, band practice, swimming, you name it - they are just to busy being involved in their kids lives to spend a lot of time making little repairs. However, if you don't have the money to make the repairs you can always advertise the property as "Handyman Special" which will then hopefully attract the right buyer and they know from the get go that they need to work on the property.
Start Marketing Your Property
Now you have the property presentable. It's time to put that for sale by owner sign in the front yard! It can be an anxious time, but try to relax. Here are a few more things to help you to get people to call or come by to check out your property:
Great tips and we especially like the thought of having brochures for your property that potential buyers can take with them when they leave. Also listing your property on the numerous online website listing services is a great idea. Don't forget about using social media as well like Facebook and Twitter. You may not know it and one of your friends maybe looking for a house. The more eyes that see your property online, the faster you will bring in a buyer.
You can sell on your own. It will take some doing though. No matter how you choose to sell, either with or without an agent, you will have to clean and make repairs to the property. Once everything is in order, market your property as many ways as you possibly can and afford.
If you want to sell your property without all the headaches, and you are in the Metro Atlanta area, you can always contact us for a free, no obligation offer on your property at (770) 756-8680.
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You may or may not have heard of selling your house for cash. You may be wondering just how to go about it and what the possible advantages could be. While it is true that when you sell your house your existing mortgage will be paid off. So what is all the hoopla about selling for cash. If you are one of the people wondering about it - keep reading because that's what we are about to cover.
Advantages Of Selling Your House For Cash
First, why would you need to sell your house for cash? Typically people that want to sell their property for cash need a fast closing. When a buyer is paying cash there are no buyer mortgage contingencies to be concerned about. When a cash buyer puts your property under contract, which is usually a real estate investor, your house is as good as sold.
This was covered in an article by Steve McLinden:
Steven also goes on to advise that you should get professional advice for pricing your home. With all of the tools on the internet it's a whole lot easier these days. You can go online and check many house buying and selling sites like Zillow, Redfin and Trulia and find what comparables are selling for in your neighborhood. The important thing here is to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
So why would someone need to close fast? Job relocation, trying to avoid a foreclosure on their credit, divorce and many other reasons. A cash buyer will help you achieve a fast sell with little chance of the sale falling through at the last minute.
How To Go About Selling Your House For Cash
The great thing about selling your property to investors is that they will buy the property in "as-is" condition. No need to make any repairs, and many times, you don't even need to clean up the property like you would if you were selling to a retail buyer.
However you may just be looking for any cash buyer, and they are out there. There are parents out there that buy houses for their children. In this case you will have to do some clean up and make the house look presentable.
Some other things you might want to do were covered in this article:
In addition to listing your property on Ebay you can also list it on the other sites that we mentioned above to get it in front of more potential buyers. You may want to put in your listing that you are looking for "cash buyers only" to help keep down on the amount of buyers that are looking to purchase a property through a bank or mortgage company.
Summing It Up
The biggest advantage to selling your property for cash is that you don't usually have to worry about the sale falling through at the last minute. You can also do it yourself without hiring an agent, just be sure and do your homework prior to advertising to make sure you price it right. Also, when you sell for cash the closing can usually happen in days compared to months that it sometimes takes when selling to a regular buyer that gets a mortgage.
Lastly, you can perform a search online like "cash buyer for my home" and a lot of investors should show up in your search. Contact them and if you like their offer - your done. You should have your property sold in just a few weeks.
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Quick Tips To Learn How To Sell Your House Fast By Owner
Selling a property these days doesn't have to be that difficult. You don't need to hire an agent, it can be done all on your own, provided you do a little research and preparation first. If you want to sell your property yourself quickly - keep reading for some helpful tips.
Probably the easiest way to sell your house yourself by owner fast is to contact a real estate investor. Usually these investors will buy your house in it's present condition without you needing to make repairs. However this isn't always the best option for everyone. You may have time to wait on a buyer, or may just want to hold out for a better offer. Whatever the case may be, there are a few things that you can do to help sell your property quicker yourself without hiring an agent.
Tips To Get A Buyer For Your House Quickly
You need to take a little time and get your house ready to sell before you put the "for sale by owner" sign in the front yard. The last thing you want to do is have that one buyer who would have bought your house turn away because you or your property weren't ready.
Stacey Bradford gives some good info for anyone wanting to sell their property themselves:
A few good points made in that article. While the market may not be as bad as it was when that article was written, you still need to price the property right, maybe a little less than that of one that is comparable to yours in your neighborhood.
Susan also makes a good point about making sure your house is inviting and that things are put away. Another great idea for making sure your house is neat & tidy comes from Trulia:
Using a portable storage unit is great advice to help make moving day a whole lot easier! We also like point #2 of hiring a photographer. You may be able to stage your house yourself, if you are good at decorating and keeping up with the latest trends, but taking really good photos is another thing. Some people are good at taking photos, but just using the camera on your smart phone isn't going to cut it here. You have heard the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words", and when posting photos of your property online or any other advertising platform, you want to show your house in the best light possible.
Summing It Up
You can sell your house yourself by owner, provided you follow the above steps. It doesn't have to be a long drawn out process, as long as you get your house ready before you put it on the market. Price it right, tidy up the home and either put things away or store them and make sure you have professional photos taken to make your house look the best it possibly can to potential buyers.
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Who Will Buy Your House With Cash?
You may have a house that you need to sell quickly and don't know where to turn. You may be in a situation where you are in dire need of some funds and have a property that you can liquidate to raise those funds, but don't have months to wait on a buyer to close on your property. So where do you turn? Who will buy your house? That's what we are about to cover, so read on.
Typically people that will buy your house with cash are real estate investors. These investors have cash to pay for houses which means they are able to close quickly. They don't have to wait weeks to see if they can qualify or even jump through all of the hoops for applying for a mortgage loan.
Let's get one thing straight right off the bat first. No matter how you choose to sell your house, when you leave the closing table you will walk away with cash, it's just the way it works. If you currently have a mortgage on your property and you sell to a regular buyer, at closing your mortgage is paid off by the new buyer. If you have any equity in the house, then you receive those proceeds.
Advantages In Selling Your Home To A Cash Buyer
So what are some of the advantages of selling your property to a cash buyer who doesn't have to wait on loan approvals? This was covered well by Maximum Exposure Real Estate:
Everything they stated there is true. However there are some cons in choosing a house flipping company, it's not for everybody. For instance, if you are in no hurry to sell your house and have all the time in the world, they are not going to be your best bet. Additionally you may have a new house and may have only lived in it for a year or two. In this case if you have a 30 year mortgage you haven't even started to chip away at the principal balance. Here no matter how you sell it will be difficult to come out without loosing any money, unless you are in an area that is in high demand and home values are quickly rising.
Disadvantages Of Selling To A Cash Buyer
As we started stating above, selling your house to an investor isn't for everyone and there are some disadvantages of selling your property this way. Forbes had this to say about it:
As for their first statement "are they wanting to buy my house and sell it for more?", this is always the case. The investors intend on purchasing your property in the condition it is currently in and then make the repairs to the property and sell it for a higher price to another retail buyer.
As for fraud - that can be kind of difficult in Georgia. Georgia is a judicial state which means when you sell your property it has to go through a closing attorney. Attorneys are not likely to risk their license for one deal.
Lastly - home owners will sell below market value. Again, yes. Investors are taking a great deal of risks when purchasing your property. Any hidden issues can cost them greatly and they also have holding cost to deal with while they perform the repairs to your property.
Summing It Up
Who will buy your house for cash? Real Estate Investors. Keep in mind this option is not for everyone. Generally it is for sellers who are in a bind and need to sell quickly to free up cash. Do your homework and make sure you are dealing with a reputable company.
If you want to sell your house to a cash buyer, be sure and visit our website or call us at (770) 756-8680 and we will be more than happy to make you an offer on your property which you can either accept or deny. We genuinely care about your situation and will make you the best offer that we possibly can.
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So it's the very beginning of 2018. You may be thinking of selling your house this year, or you may have to sell it because of a job transfer or some other reason. There are a few things that you can do to help get your house ready for sale.
But first, let me tell you a little bit about what we do and how we help sellers. We are a family run real estate investment company that buy houses throughout Metro Atlanta. Generally we help people that can't sell their property the conventional way through an agent. This usually happens when someone has lived in a property for a very long time and it needs repairs or updates for a realtor to list it. These are our favorite types of properties to purchase. We will buy your house for a fair market value in it's current condition, then make repairs and updates and finally turn around and sell it to another buyer. To learn more about us, visit our main site at MandichPropertyGroup.com, because that's not really what this article is about.
However we aren't always able to strike a deal with every seller, whether it be in an area that we don't want, or we aren't able to come to terms on an agreed upon purchase price. For those of you that we aren't able to make a deal with, we found a great article that gives some excellent tips to sell your property in today's market:
Disassociate Yourself With Your Home
Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Buyers can't see past personal artifacts, and you don't want them to be distracted. You want buyers
to imagine their own photos on the walls, and they can't do that if yours are there! You don't want to make any buyer ask, "I wonder what kind of people live in this
home?" You want buyers to say, "I can see myself living here."
People collect an amazing quantity of junk. Consider this: if you haven't used it in over a year, you probably don't need it.
Those are really good tips from that other Weebly site. If you intend to sell your house either with or without an agent, those are all tips that will come into play to quickly get your house under contract from a buyer.
Happy Friday everyone!
I wanted to put up a quick post about how we can help you if you need to sell your house fast in Metro Atlanta. I've actually been contacted by a few people that were confused as to what we do. I've wanted to get out some more posts before now, but haven't been able to. So here is some quick info for you until I'm ready to start putting out some more posts. It probably won't be until the first of the year before I'm able to post on a regular bases, you know, holidays and all.
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