4 Tips on How to Successfully Sell Your Own Home

By Home Bay

Posted on January 22nd, 2016

Thanks to advances in technology, it is no longer essential to hire a real estate agent to help you sell your home. In fact, it’s quite easy to sell it yourself with innovative platforms like Home Bay. But before you get started, check out these four tips on how to successfully sell your own home.


  1. Make Your Home Look Great:

    Your goal is to dazzle prospective purchasers with a clean, attractive and spacious house. Clear unsightly clutter to open up your space and make needed aesthetic improvements such as planting beautiful flowers, trimming trees, fixing broken tiles and retouching paint.

  2. Make Sure The Price is Right:

    Be careful not to overprice your home. Selling your houses at prohibitively high prices will lower buyer interest. To settle on a favorable price, consider the current cost of similar homes within the neighborhood. Need some help? Use our free home pricing worksheet to determine the the best list price for your property.

  3. Maximize Your Listing Exposure:

    The time it takes to sell your home depends on how thoroughly you market it. For optimal exposure, list your home on the MLS to automatically make your listing available on popular real estate hubs and on local agent sites. Be sure to include high quality photos and compelling listing descriptions that entice potential buyers to click. For an added boost, use social sites to promote your listing to friends and family and encourage them to share with their networks.

  4. Learn How to Negotiate Effectively:

    Most interested buyers will try to talk you down to the lowest possible sale price to save money, but knowing how to handle the offer process will help you come out on top. Luckily, there are several tried and true negotiation techniques that work like a charm. Familiarize yourself with them to prepare for the process.

Follow these four success tips to simplify the process of selling your own home!

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