We buy houses in Stonecrest Georgia. Selling a property is something you’ll have to do maybe just a few times in your life. And unless you know a local GA real estate agent who will sell your home for free or a hugely discounted commission… it can be a real pain in the rear and an expensive process for you as well.
So… you landed on this page about “How to sell your house by yourself in Stonecrest GA” because of a few reasons I’m guessing…
- You have no or very little equity in your house, so you can’t afford to pay a real estate agents commissions
- You have equity but want to try to save money selling the house yourself before you resort to hiring an agent
- You’re in foreclosure (or heading that way) and just need to sell fast without incurring thousands in agent commissions
- You can’t wait the months and months it sometimes takes to sell a house in this market so you want to try to sell it more quickly
As homebuyers in Georgia, there are ways to sell your house yourself here in the local Georgia real estate market and get cash for houses in Stonecrest GA whatever one you land in.
Since 2013, the housing sector has been experiencing a major recovery. Selling your home at this time will definitely be profitable if you do it right. In most cases, it is about using smart marketing strategies and being realistic about your expectations of what you want to achieve with this sale.
This article will provide some guidelines to help you sell your Stonecrest GA area house yourself.
How To Sell Your House By Yourself In Stonecrest GA
Know The Stonecrest GA Real Estate Market
The first and most important step is doing market research on your neighborhood in the Stonecrest GA area. This step involves visiting various home marketing sites (Zillow, Eppraisal the Chase home value estimator, etc.), calling a real estate agent or two to see what your home is worth, or reading about the various market pricing techniques. Proper homework on these issues will allow you to come up with the right price for your house and also helps you to avoid making certain selling mistakes.
If you don’t want to hassle with trying to come up with a home value yourself… give us a call at (678) 710-6130 and we’ll give you an honest fair valuation of what your house is worth on the retail market (if you’re going to wait the 3-6+ months to find the perfect retail buyer). And if you want to… we’ll make you a fair all-cash offer on your house to give you that option of selling quickly (we can close in as little as 7 days if you want to).
Assess the market
This step is almost similar to conducting market research, only that in this case, you are bound to your neighborhood and similar houses. Are there lots of houses for sale in your neighborhood here in Stonecrest GA? If so, what is the average that they are listing for? Are there lots of foreclosures in your neighborhood? That may drag your house price down.
Assess the house
As a seller, your house should be in top condition to sell at a good price. Identify certain unique characteristics about it and emphasize them during marketing. For example, in Stonecrest GA, a beautiful backyard or easy access to public transportation might be worth mentioning.
Also, does your house require repairs? Does it need to be repainted inside or out? What is the condition of the roof? Is the landscaping in good shape? Is the house outdated at all? (you know, those popcorn ceilings ;-). All of these things can make the house more attractive or less attractive depending on the buyer… which changes the price they’re willing to pay.
After all of this… come up with an asking price for your home that is fair… isn’t so high it’ll take you 12 months to sell the house… but is attractive, so you get a frenzy of buyers who are ready to buy it quickly.
Use Photos or Videos
Stonecrest GA buyers are obsessed with media. Taking walk-through videos of the house and using the videos to advertise will enable you to reach a wider market. In fact, these videos are considered more transparent than taking photos. However, this should not stop you from using the latter option since it is more affordable compared to the video.
So take some great pictures. Take a picture of every room in the house that helps show it off. Take a picture of the house from the outside from a few different angles… people want to see the house before they ever show up to see it. So having great pictures of your house online could be the difference between getting the right buyer quickly… and waiting months and months to sell.
Get Your House “Listed” On The Local Stonecrest GA MLS And Market It
You can find no- or low-fee real estate brokers these days who will charge you a few hundred bucks to put your house on the local Stonecrest GA MLS. This gets your house in front of all of the real estate agents quickly (so be prepared to pay those “buyers” agents a 2-3% buyers broker fee if you plan to have their support in helping you find a buyer.
Place ads in the local newspaper signs on the roads, and hold an open house.
All Of This Sounds Like A Lot Of Work To Sell Your Stonecrest GA House Fast Yourself?
It can be.
And in the end, many Stonecrest GA home sellers think they’re saving money and time by marketing the property themselves… when in the end it costs them more money to go that route.
When you sell your own house, here are some things you need to consider…
- If you’re not a good marketer or aren’t ready to spend a bunch of time marketing your house right… selling it yourself may not be your best bet.
- If you don’t do a good job preparing the house and the marketing materials… and working with buyers to really build the value of your house in their minds… you may actually sell the house for 3-8% less than you may get for the same house an experienced person marketed the house for you.
- Too many sellers never think about holding costs or opportunity costs… every month that your house doesn’t sell means another mortgage payment, tax payment, insurance, utilities, etc. If your mortgage payment is $1,500/mo… and $1,300 of that is interesting… if it takes you 7 months to sell your house… that cost you an extra $9,100 (not to mention taxes and insurance you paid during that time). So, if you were able to sell that house more quickly… would it make sense for you to provide a buyer with a discounted price today so you could close quickly and move on? Something to think about.
Sell My House In Stonecrest Georgia
If you’d rather not put up the hassle of trying to sell your house in GA yourself… and would rather just sell it quickly for a fair price without paying any commissions or fees…
… here at Resideum, LLC we buy local Stonecrest GA houses. In fact, we buy Atlanta houses anywhere in the metro area. We are local Georgia home buyers. We’d love to make you a fair, NO OBLIGATION and NO HASSLE cash offer on your property. We can close quickly (in as little as 7 days if you want to)… which would save you thousands of dollars vs. trying to sell the house yourself and waiting for months.
Also, when we buy local Stonecrest GA homes we do all repairs that are needed (we pay for it ourselves) so you don’t have to worry about that.
If you want to see what we can pay for your property, give us a call today at (678) 710-6130 or just fill out the quick simple form through the link below.
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Greg Kurzner, is CEO of Resideum, Atlanta’s Professional Homebuyer company. Greg has been a force in Atlanta real estate for over 30 years. He has been involved in the sale of over 1 Billion in real estate transactions in his career and consistently ranks #1 in sales by units by the Atlanta Realtor Association. In addition to Greg being a licensed real estate broker, he is also a licensed general contractor and a nationally-recognized expert in investment real estate.