Selling a house these days is no easy affair, even when you have an agent. You have to deal with people coming in and out of your home, you have to get evaluations done, you have to fix all the odds and ends that could potentially attract lower offers on your house; the list goes on and on, and that’s often the reason why people resort to getting an agent to help them sell the house. The big question you need to answer there is, whether or not their commission on the sale is going to be worth having to deal with all of that yourself.


Aside from having an entire plan in place, you also need to be prepared to put in the time. Time for learning the legal aspects, time for getting valuations done, and time to get the word out. Even your plan is going to take some time to work on, if you want to do this right. Getting your home ready for sale is probably the first thing you want to have done. That way you can get the best possible valuation for your house when it’s ready to go to the market. All your legal documentation needs to be prepared, and you have to understand what your rights are and what you are required to do to complete the sale. If legalities are a problem, then it’s advisable to get a real estate lawyer involved to counsel you through the process.


Once you’ve got all your ducks in a row, it’s time to get the word out on your property. You won’t be able to sell your house unless buyers know about it. That means getting your house listed on multi-listing services, classifieds and even on social media if you have to. Depending on your timing in the market, you may need to be prepared to wait. As long as you stick to it, and you keep advertising, you’ll eventually get buyers coming your way.