Putting your home up for sale can be an intimidating process if you’re new to the real estate world, but if you’re bound and determined to complete your first “FSBO” sale, we will offer you as much advice as possible. Why would we give away our trade secrets? We love real estate. We love helping people buy and sell homes, whether there’s a commission check involved or not. So take notes because this is how to sell your home like an agent:

Become a Networking Master – Real estate professionals work for years to gain a network of influence in the real estate world. The more people you know, the more potential sales you can make. Real estate is a numbers game. Don’t underestimate your own network of friends and family though. If you have a social butterfly that seems to know half the city, let them know that your homes for sale in Denver CO. Invite them over, let them brag about your place to potential buyers. This is why outgoing people make great real estate agents, since sales are a people business.

Market, market, market – Most social people understand the value of word of mouth marketing, but in this competitive market you may need to put your money where your mouth is! Don’t worry though, there are plenty of free and cheap ways to market yourself, and all you need to invest is a few hours once a week. Marketing is about getting yourself in front of people as much as possible. Free websites, cheap yard signs and paper flyers can help boost your visibility in this market.

Offer a Buyer’s Agent Commission – A real estate agent can list your home in the MLS, which is the biggest advantage of using an agent, since every licensed agent has access to the multi-listing service. Agents tend to avoid “FSBO” properties for fear of losing the commission they’ve been working for months to earn. If you want to open yourself back up to agents, make sure you offer a buyer’s agent commission (of typically 2-3% of the final sale price). You may think you’re giving away money, but in reality, those agents will avoid your home like the plague if they’ve been working with their buyers for a long time and they’re considering your home or a home they would receive commission on.

About PorchLight Real Estate: PorchLight Real Estate Group has the most experienced and knowledgeable Denver real estate agents in Colorado. For more information about homes for sale in Denver CO or specific neighborhood homes please visit www.porchlightgroup.com.

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