So you have decided to take that giant step and you want to know how to sell your house yourself. Within many of my previous articles i have provided guidance and the steps to take. Today in this article i wish to concentrate on your first ever ad!
The best place to start would be to place an ad in both your local newspaper and also your regional paper. Your ad should be factual, honest and to the point. Basically you just want to whet your buyer’s appetite and answer their initial questions. Something as simple as location, price (“best reasonable offer”) and a brief description. Also if selling your house yourself, make sure to write “no agents or brokers please”. Then leave your contact details. Don’t try and spruce the ad up by using emotions, it won’t work! Things such as “this is the house of your dreams” will merely cost you more money to place your classified and won’t interest any buyers!
Your ad doesn’t need any flashy borders or columns. Again this is the newspapers way of making some additional dollars and nothing else. Many people have sold their homes quickly, without the need for extravagance! You should initially run your ad for just a 5 day period. People are often put off by ads that have been around for ages. It gives the impression that there is something wrong with your home. If you haven’t had any serious enquiries after 5 days, take the ad down and wait a week to 10 days before putting up another!
You can also turn to the internet to advertise your home. There are many classified ad sites. The most famous is probably craigslist. You are able to put adverts in specific states and even specific towns! Craiglist has millions of visitors on a monthly basis, so you could well get some interested parties.
When you are trying to sell your house yourself also take note of specific ads that caught your eye. Why were you drawn to them? What made you interested in reading the advertisement? If you are impressed by what you have read and seen, chances are if you put up a similar type of ad, it will attracts others too!
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