Include your MLS# in your advertisements.
If you place your property in any classified, on-line
or on paper include your MLS#. This will reduce the number of
calls you get from REALTORS®
soliciting your listing. Placing your MLS# in your ad lets other
know that your property is already listed.
Hold an open house.
This is free.
The more people who view your home the more likely you will find a buyer.
you can even add your open house dates and times in the MLS and on REALTOR.com.
For details on how to do this click here.
Use a lockbox.
work with buyers that don't have much time or may not be in town long. By
using a lockbox you can greatly increase your odds
showing your property on the spur of the moment. You can purchase lockboxes
from your local home improvement store or click
sure to set your price accurately.
here to view valuation reports of your property.
Choose a Title company.
As the seller you are the one that decides which title
company to use. Title fees vary, do your homework. Do not wait until the
last minute to choose
a title company. Go with a company that has been in business more than 10
*This tip is provided by a Title Co.
Create your own website.
Create your own website to showcase your property then link it to portions of
the MLS and thousands of other independent FSBO website's.
This can be done for less than $3.99 per month with no technical knowledge
here to learn more.
your property to Craigslist.
Adding your property to Craigslist is FREE. Why not do it?
Store away any valuables.
It is wise to put away "valuables" especially when using a lockbox
to help prevent any potential trouble from occurring.
When taking photos that are going to appear in your listing try to
create the best photo scenery possible. In other words remove any vehicles
from the driveway, mow the lawn and clear out any weeds. Most important,
try and take the photos on a bright sunny day. For interior shots, eliminate
distracting elements and reduce clutter in the room. This will allow
the viewer to focus on the great features of the home that you’ve
captured in the photo. For further tips on creating great first impressions
with photos click
here to learn more. E-mail photos to:
. If you need to
Make sure your Homeowners
Insurance is up to date.
It is wise to make sure your homeowners insurance is
up to date in case the worst were to occur when selling your home.
If your on the verge of going into foreclosure check
out a short sale first.
For more information on real estate short sales click
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