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Are you planning to sell your home without a real Estate Agent's assistance?

SaveOnYourHome.com is here to guide you through the entire process, providing step-by-step instructions and connecting you with trusted service providers. Our commitment to integrity, quality, and exceptional service gives you the best chance for success. As part of our dedication to transparency, all service providers must adhere to our Advertiser & Sponsor Honor Pledge.

How to Sell Your Home By Owner

Step 1: Set Yourself Up For Success

  • Declutter and Clean the House: Create an inviting atmosphere by decluttering your home and removing personal items. Consider professional cleaning services available through our trusted partners here.
  • Home Inspection: Consider getting a home inspection to identify potential issues. Find trusted inspectors here.

Step 2: Setting the Sales Price

  • AI Valuation Tool: Begin by checking the AI valuation tool available on the SaveOnyourHome.com website. This tool can provide an initial estimate of your home’s value.
  • Real Estate Agent Consultation: Consider consulting with realtors who can offer pricing guidance based on their expertise and market knowledge. Access our trusted realtor partners here.
  • Professional Appraisal: An appraiser will provide a written report with the value of your home, using at least 3 comparable sales from your local area. Find certified appraisers
  • Online Resources: Explore online platforms that offer insights into comparable sales in your area. These can provide valuable data to help you gauge your home’s worth.

For more detailed pricing guidance and additional tips, check out our latest blog post  with detailed pricing guidance). 

Step 3: Preparing Your House

  • Repairs and Improvements: Address inspection issues with contractors or roofers. Connect with our trusted contractors.
  • Oil Tank Inspection/Removal: If your home has underground oil tanks or you are not sure if you have them, you may want to have them inspected by contacting an oil tank service company

Step 4: Take Photos & Videos

  • Photography Tips:  Photos are something you can do by yourself. Remember that natural light is best when it comes to photography. Open curtains and blinds to let in as much light as possible and take pictures from an angle that gives the widest view of rooms. Take multiple shots so you can select the best images when creating your listing. You can find more tips [here]  or if you preferer you can hire a professional [here]

Step 5: Legal

  • Engage an attorney: For guidance on legal matters related to contracts, negotiations and required disclosures. Our partner attorneys are available [here]

Step 6: Listing Your Home

  • Create a Compelling Listing: Provide detailed information about your property, include high-quality [photos, videos] and [virtual tours], and highlight the unique features. [SaveOnYoueHome.com] platform offers user-friendly tools to assist you in this process and listings can usually be completed in less than 5 minutes.

Step 7: Marketing Your Property

Yard Sign Placement: Order your yard sign with a custom QR code after you list the property by clicking Order Yard Sign button on your listing page and when it arrives, place your yard sign in your front yard for maximum visibility.

  • Open Houses and Flyers: Consider hosting open houses and creating flyers to post around town.
  • Social Media: Promote your listing on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and TikTok to market your property.
  • Online Classified Ads: Post free ads on platforms like Craigslist.

Step 8: Be Responsive to Potential Buyers

Arrange Showings and Answer Questions: This is extremely important! Fortunately, SaveOnYourHome.com makes it very easy and convenient for you to coordinate with interested buyers to answer questions or schedule property showings without having to give out your personal phone number or email address. By using [Calendly]  you can allow prospective buyers to book a time to speak with you based on times convenient for you. 

Step 9: Negotiate and Accept Offers

Review Offers Carefully: Seek legal advice from your attorney to review offers and assist with negotiations.

Step 10: Accept an Offer & Close:

The Closing: The closing process begins upon accepting an offer and differs by state. To  ensure a smooth closing process consult with your attorney.

Step 11: Final Steps

  • Movers: Arrange for hassle-free relocation with our moving partners.
  • Leave a Review: After closing, provide reviews and recommendations about providers you used to help future users. 

With SaveOnYourHome.com by your side, you are well-equipped to sell your home successfully by owner. Best of luck with your home sale journey!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can't find an answer to your question? Contact us, we will be happy to answer your questions.

The sales process can take different lengths of time depending on the property and the market situation. Once you have listed your property, you will start getting exposure and leads who are interested in your listing. We also recommend downloading the QR Code and ordering a Yard Sign for your property to get more localized exposure.

Take various factors into account, such as the location, condition, furnishings and size of your property. Based on this assessment,you can set a realistic sales price target.  We recommend using  our free AI powered home valuation tool to get more data to set the sales price for your home.  

Yes!  On your listing page you can indicate that you are open to receiving offers from real estate agents. It is up to you to  agree to a commission structure with the agents that makes sense to you. SOYH does not earn any commission on the sale of your home. Our goal is to help you sell your home so if you are happy we are happy.

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