Traditionally, homeowners who wanted to sell their property went straight to a real estate agent. However, there are some motivated property owners who are shunning this approach and selling their house themselves.
Though this can be potentially difficult and time consuming, it can help to save a lot of money in agent fees. (Agents do provide great service but sometimes homeowners need that extra few thousand dollars in their own pocket!)
If you want to sell your house online in Calgary, here are four easy tips to help you…
Sell your house online in Calgary: four easy tips
Take great pictures of your house
People want to see what your house looks like before they decide whether they want a tour. Studies show that a lot of people who are searching for a home on the internet will use the pictures of homes to narrow down their choices. Therefore, if the picture does not highlight your home’s best features, buyers will overlook it. So take lots of great pictures of your house — as well as video — to help people see what your house is like. You can take your own pictures with the help of a high quality camera, or you could hire a professional photographer to take the best pictures of your house.
Share your house EVERYWHERE online
When it comes to selling your house, you shouldn’t hold back. Share your house as often and as widely as you can. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and any other social media you’re on. Ask your friends and family to like, share/retweet the pictures on their pages to spread the word. Create a blog about your house. Market it on classified ad websites like your local newspaper’s online classifieds, or a site like Kijiji. Leave no online stone unturned!
Use authoritative For Sale By Owner (FSBO) portals to sell your house online
When you plan to sell your house online in Calgary, it is not enough to advertise it on social media pages and to tell friends and family about it. You should also list it on one or more real estate portals that have been set up as For Sale By Owner (FSBO) online portals. This will increase your chances of getting an offer and selling your home.
Stay connected to answer questions and book showings
As you spread the word, people will have questions about your home. Take the time to answer those questions online because if they’re asking it, chances are that other people are thinking the same thing. Answer the questions and be positive and up-front with everyone about your house.
Did you know…
Did you know that you can also bypass this entire process and simply sell your home to us? That’s right! We buy houses, and we buy them fast, for cash, and usually in as-is condition. We’d love to talk to you about your house and maybe make you an offer.