Listing your home usually means adding it to the MLS — or Multiple Listing Service. Once it’s posted, real estate agents can find it and show it to their clients. Some people may even search it on their own before they get a buyer’s agent.
But what if you don’t want to deal with the MLS? You can sell your house “off market.” This means you don’t list it on MLS and while it’s for sale, it’s not technically registered as being on the market. When you sell off market you’ll almost always be selling it “for sale by owner.”
Can you really be successful selling off market? Yes!
Real Estate Sale Options
The first option is to sell your house through a real estate agent. Selling a property with the help of an agent can be expensive. Your real estate pro will charge you a commission for their services – and that commission can be anywhere from 1-5% of the sale price (often thousands of dollars).
The second option is to sell your house without a real estate agent. This selling method can be much cheaper. You won’t have to pay an agent thousands of dollars in commission – that’s money that stays in your pocket.
Here are 3 tips about how to sell a house off market in Sacramento without a real estate agent:
Sell a House Off Market – Tip #1: Clean Up The House
The more “ready-to-live-in” your house is, the higher the price it will yield once you put a sign in the yard. Getting the home ready may involve some cleaning up or fixing up. If there are renovations that you’ve started, you might want to hire a contractor to finish them. Maybe the roof needs to be reshingled. Perhaps you should paint your house. You get the idea. Make sure it’s as appealing as possible, especially since you don’t have an agent tracking down leads for you.
Sell a House Off Market – Tip #2: Tell Everyone!
Next, tell everyone you know that you’re selling your house. Post about it on Facebook. Find a local “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) website or newspaper and create a listing. Put up flyers at the library. In other words: Just tell everyone you can… and ask them to tell everyone they know, too.
Sell a House Off Market – Tip #3: Be Prepared To Show Your House
People will want to come through your house to look at it and decide whether it’s worth an offer. Be prepared to show your house morning, noon, or night. Showing your property can be quite time consuming, but just keep remembering all that money you’re saving!
Did you know there’s a way to sell that’s even easier?
It can be expensive and time consuming to sell a house. Fortunately, you can skip the costs and effort of cleaning up and fixing up your house, and you don’t even have to show you house to anyone, or wait months while you try to find a buyer! You can sell your house directly to us at California Family Homebuyers, as quickly as you want! Save thousands of dollars in repairs and bills, and skip all the waiting and hassle. Just call our office at 916-496-3737 and tell us about the property or click here now and tell us how quickly you want to sell. We’ll give you a fair all-cash offer to buy your house as quickly as you’d like.