Today you are happy where you live. You have no plans to move. And the next day, it turns out you will have a home for sale immediately. You did not plan it, you don’t really want it to happen, but it’s become a priority.

The reasons to sell your home fast may include divorce, health issues, foreclosure, facing bankruptcy, etc. But the reasons could also be good. You may be getting married and moving in with your new spouse, you or your partner may have secured a great new job in another state, or you may be moving closer to the family you treasure.

Your reason motivates you to make your own decisions, based on your personal circumstances. The good advice of friends and family, based on their own opinions and experiences, can be distracting when you are thinking through what you really need to do.

List with an Agent or Sell By Owner

Most homeowners are not real estate brokers or agents. They are not fond of the idea of throwing open the doors to their home and welcoming a stream of strangers to walk through, room by room, peering at everything inside. Real estate agents know how to conduct a safe, appropriate open home, most homeowners have no idea how to do it.

Showing, in the form of an open house or an individual appointment, is crucial when you have a home for sale. Yes, agents post interior photos online. That’s a great way for buyers to select homes they might like to see. But it’s not a substitute for touring a home in person.

So, if you want to sell by owner, you’ll need to get comfortable with the idea of showing your bedrooms and your closets to people you never met before. If you are a person who finds the idea of revealing your private space to the public disturbing, please list with an agent who will show your home for you.

If you have no problem showing your home and want to avoid paying a real estate commission, then get prepared to sell by the owner. Accumulate the legal forms you’ll need when a buyer wants to make an offer, and learn what comes next after you receive an offer.

Another Way to Sell By Owner

There is an alternative solution. It involves a phone call to a professional home buyer, not a real estate agent. Calling an agent is the beginning of a long process, while calling a pro buyer may insure a short, smooth, effective transaction.

Raleigh We Buy Homes is a great solution for sellers who want to sell by owner, but do not want the hassles involved. Call or text us TODAY at 919-444-8778 to discuss your scenario.

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