5 Tips For Selling Your Home Without A Real Estate Agent

Written by Posted On Sunday, 21 January 2018 03:58

If you’re thinking of moving to a new house or apartment, you’re not alone, as many people start considering a move at the beginning of the year. But first you need to sell your old place to get the money for the purchase. You can save some cash on doing the sale without hiring an expensive real estate agent, and here is how to do it. Find the best deals on real estate for sale in Nigeria on Jiji: https://jiji.ng/houses-apartments-for-sale.

1. Choose the right price

You may already think you know the right price for your home - unfortunately, the price you’ve imagined is likely to be wrong. Most people tend to overprice their houses or apartments out of sentimentality, and in that case the sale process can take ages. The best way to determine a fair price for your home is research property in the same area with similar features. You can also use one of the online property price calculators.

2. Advertise online

Most real estate offers have moved online, especially the ones that don’t include a real estate agent. If you want to cut out the middleman and communicate with potential buyers directly, you should start with an online classifieds website like Jiji. Make your ad even more visible by choosing a catchy title, picking attractive photos, and writing a compelling description. You can also boost your ad to dramatically increase the chance of making a sale.

3. Be patient      


These days, there are so many great houses and apartment for sale in Nigeria that it may take a while for you to find a buyer. If the process is taking longer than you’ve expected, don’t panic or lose hope. Instead, take a good look at your ad and consider making some changes. A lower asking price, updated descriptions, new clear photos taken under better lighting, or revised title can make a huge difference.

4. Prepare your home for sale

Most of the work prior to the sale of your home will be done online and over the phone, but you should also make sure your property is ready to be viewed and sold. There are two most important things for you to do. First, make some minor repairs - don’t spend a lot of money and time on the renovation, just spruce your home up a little bit. Second, make your property less personal, so that the buyers could easily imagine living there.

5. Consider paying for certain services


While you can successfully sell your home without any property experience or an agent, some things should be left to professionals - most importantly, the legal part of the deal. Hire an independent lawyer to assist you in the selling process to avoid making bitter, expensive mistakes.

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