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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Jun 7, 2016

If you’ve ever thought about selling your house without hiring a real estate agent, there are a few things you need to know. While it would be nice to collect the commission yourself, it’s not always an easy process to sell a house. Selling your own house will require research, marketing and a team of people to help you get the job done, but if you’re willing to put in the effort the rewards are well worth it.

Pricing Your Home Correctly

Giving your house the right price it the most valuable step to selling it. If it’s priced too high, no one will even bother to come look at it. If it’s priced too low, then you’re losing out on the value of your home. Get your home appraised to make sure you know the exact value of it and do some research on what other homes in your neighborhood have sold for. Looking up or asking how much homes similar to yours in your neighborhood have sod for in the past few months will give you the most accurate idea of how much you can get out of your house.

Preparing Your Home to Be Sold

Your home needs to be in it’s best condition in order to sell quickly and at top dollar. First and foremost, make sure any problem areas have been repaired. Then do some fine tuning to make your home look new and appealing to buyers. Apply a fresh coat of paint, put down fresh landscape, add new door knobs, cabinet and light fixtures, and of course make sure everything is clean.

Marketing Your Home to Sell

Marketing will let as many people as possible know that your home is for sell, better ensuring you get the best offer on your home. Take flattering photos of your home, or hire a photographer to photograph your home inside and out. Have a sign with flyers in it hung outside of your home and distribute the flyer everywhere. You can also list your home on craigslist or in the classified section of the newspaper.

Paperwork and Closing the Sale of Your House

It is important to make sure you’re using the right paperwork in the sale of your house. Consult an attorney if you’re unsure of the paperwork you should be using. Once you have a buyer and they sign the contract, a closing company will help you close the sale.