Can I Sell My House Myself?
Anyone who may be wondering, “can I sell my house myself?” needs to know it is possible to sell nearly any home “by owner.” The real key to success in selling my own home is finding my buyer. Without knowing the type of buyer I need, and where to find that buyer, it’s going to be a lot harder to sell my house on my own.
Finding a buyer is the basic job of a real estate agent. If I list my house with an agent for the purpose of bringing me an offer, I’m assuming the agent will attract and proactively look for buyers. Without a buyer there will be no sale, so finding the buyer must come first.
So, the real question is, “can I find a buyer myself?” Once a buyer is interested in making an offer, the next steps prior to closing can be handled by a title company or an attorney. Legal professionals will need provide a purchase agreement for the buyer and seller to sign. And once it is signed, the title work will be completed, and the closing documents will be prepared.
Finding A Buyer Without an Agent
Unlike a real estate agent with properties listed on the local multiple listing service, I don’t have prospective buyers routinely looking to me for houses. I must go out and find buyers wherever they may be looking for homes. And depending on where my house is located geographically, I have some national and some local online platforms for posting my home for sale.
Posting online is not difficult, but many people are not familiar with it and even resist doing it because they are not comfortable getting involved with sales. When people reply to online postings I will have the responsibility to respond to them by email or by phone, to answer their questions and discuss my asking price.
To avoid posting online, talking to many strangers and showing them my home, I can make one phone call to the professional buyers at We Pay Fast instead. They buy residential real estate, which is homes like mine. And they close their transactions quickly and easily, with no commissions or legal costs charged to the seller.