How to List Property for Sale
Do you want to draw potential buyers to your property? Then you certainly need to know the process of how to list property for sale online. The golden rule of publicizing your property is choosing compelling words and photos. If you think you are eloquent and are viewing the world with a photographer’s eye, then roll your sleeves up to highlight your property’s luring amenities and features. But if you think you are not the greatest of photographers and writers, then find someone who can make your listing standout among millions of other listings.
So the question is who should list your property? Here are four options you have, to list property for sale:
- For Sale by Owner (FSBO): If you decide to give to listing your property online on your own a shot, then you can use FSBO sites, local newspapers, flyers, Internet ads, and so on. The risks of going FSBO is that unlike real estate agents, homeowners do not possess extensive knowledge on every nuance of real estate market and online listing. Therefore, you really need to do your homework well, and learn the little details that make a big difference.
- Using a Full Service Agent: While you can save in commission fees by going for sale by owner, it is more advantageous in many aspects to work with a full service agent. No one knows the nuts and bolts of showing, negotiating, and finalizing the sales of properties better than realtors do. Also, if you desire to get your property listed on Realtor Multiple Listing Service (MLS), you definitely have to go through a licensed broker or an agent.
- Use à la carte service: You might want to sell your property by yourself, but still want to get it listed on MLS. Contrary to popular belief, you can have your cake and eat it too thanks to Flat Fee Multiple Listing Service. If you opt for this route, you will not have to pay the 5-7% of the sales price of your property as commission to your realtor. You will just pay a flat fee upfront, and your property will get listed on MLS. Showing, negotiating and finalizing the sale will be entirely your responsibility.
- Sell your property outright to an investor: Many of these professionals will be happy to buy your property if the price is right. The best part about an investor is that they can pay cash, thus saving you the cost of repairs, closing, and listing fees. The usual issues of financing and repairs are taken out of the equation as well.
You have a lot of options, but learning how to list property for sale is your first step. Contact us and we will be happy to go over the options that fit your situation the best.