For Sale By Owner
For the For-Sale by Owner
Note the #800 number that captures all callers, Realtors use this system!!!
I want to share some information that real estate agents typically don't share. In doing this I hope to earn your trust should you ever decide to sell your home using a local expert. Hopefully you will see that I do business a little differently.
Here is what other agents will tell you:
"You'll never be able to sell your home without an agent."
--Not true, selling your home without an agent is very possible, especially as the market recovers in Northern Utah.
"You'll never be able to complete the paperwork."
--While the paperwork can be extensive, you can either be extremely careful or find someone like an attorney or real estate agent who will help you for a flat fee.
--These days you can list your home on Zillow, Craigslist, YouTube, KSL and Marketplace.
Know what your getting into
If at any time you have any questions regarding the home selling process I would be happy to help however possible. There are many things to consider such as disclosures, buyer financing, marketing, pricing, answering calls, setting up appointments. Be prepared when some potential buyers don't follow through. You will also find that most home buyers are working with an agent because there is no cost to the buyer for these services. If you haven't already done so you should consider whether you are willing to pay the buyer's agent a commission.
If you ever have any questions please contact me--no obligation, no pressure, no nonsense. I will always talk straight to you...
PLEASE NOTE: Homes are selling fast, ...I just listed a home in Farmington. Signed contract 4/20/2020, did pictures and virtual tour 4/21/2020 had it on the MLS 4/22/2020 for $15,000 more than they were asking on Zillow, had 15 showings, over 7000 views on the mls, under contract by noon 4/24/2020. They were for sale by owners...This is not to say they could not have sold it. Their problem was there was not enough traffic to see their home...The multiple listing service known as the MLS is pricless. Once in the MLS, a home is sent out to dozens upon dozens of online sites and into buyer agents’ hands, so your home always has a steady influx of foot traffic in showings and open houses. A Realtor has the tools and data to search so pricing the home is validated by facts and data. Example this listing the owners were going to sell for $360,000. They were going to work with a Buyer's agent if an agent brought a buyer. I was able to do the research and bring data that supported listing the home for $375,000. It is also a fact that sellers most of the time leave money on the table simply because they do not know. Oh, we got a full price offer with a 30 day closing...
Top things to do!!! This is for you...
1. Make Your Home Look Great
The presentation is everything. Homebuyers are attracted to clean, spacious and attractive houses. Your goal is to dazzle buyers.
2. Price Your Home Right
Careful not to overprice your home. Over-pricing when you sell a home reduces buyer interest, makes competing homes look like better values, and can lead to mortgage rejections once the appraisal is in.
3. Market Your Home for Sale
Exposure, exposure, exposure. That’s how a Realtor sells a home fast.
4. Write Your Listing Ad
5. Home Photos: Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so is a video...
6. Yard Signs
Lawn signs are one of the most important marketing tools for home sellers. They attract attention to your home. Professionally-produced yard signs with an 800# that captures all calls!!! This is a Realtor's best friend...see more on that below
7. Home Brochures - Flyers, Information Sheets
It is a good idea to create an information sheet (with a photo) about your home to give potential buyers. Consider printing copies of your ad from For Sale By Owner.com to give to people who visit your home.
8. Organize the paperwork you will need for the sale of your home...
9. Consider targeting buyer's agents with your marketing and offering additional compensation to lure a buyer's agent to show your home. Remember, most buyers have an agent.
Skip #10 right now due to our current world issues....instead create a virtual tour of your home. When a caller calls you can send it to them. Or do an open house online...be creative!!!10. Though Utah at times surprises us daily with its weather, do not put off doing an Open House, or a few.
Complimentary from me,
“I sponsor professionally made signs with the #800 number and it is available to all For-sale by owners...You see, I can provide you a “For Sale By Owner” sign offering a 24-hour recorded information about your home. The moment a potential buyer calls, whether you’re available or not, the caller can get recorded information on your home. After listening, the potential buyer can press a button and directly connect to you to set up a tour of your home. If they can’t reach you, they can leave a voicemail, or select to receive automatic faxed information about your home. When the buyer hangs up from your system, you will receive an email and a text message of ALL that buyer’s information, even if the buyer had a restricted, blocked or unlisted number. This technology captures the call within 1/4 of a second and sends the lead directly to you faster than you can turn on a light switch. It has become a Realtor's best friend...So how to you go about getting one...it's as easy as 1,2,3...(watch video below)
Text me or call 828-0146, I will go over what you want said on your recording, I set it up...
Send me some pictures, I will make a flyer...
...Then I deliver the sign, #800 number and flyer to you, usually takes 24 hours ....weekends a little longer...
I wish you the best in selling your home!!!
- Jessica Mangum
- Jen Petersen
- 06/04/2020 - jbushman9 Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Farmington, UT.
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- Phillip Squires, self employed Contractor