Sell My House, a common search term, but where do you start? There are three options to consider each with their own pros and cons.

Option 1: Sell The Home Yourself

One Way to Sell Your Home is to Sell Your Property Yourself.

Selling Your Property Yourself, Better known as FSBO. For Sale By Owner, also means your home will not be listed in the MLS.

You most likely will pay a Realtor a Flat Fee to help with paperwork. Most FSBO Sellers negotiate a commission fee with a buyers agent to encourage them to bring an interested buyer to the table.

Selling Your Home Yourself takes a bit of work, you are now in charge of taking pictures to post online. Writing Property Descriptions and you still by law must complete a Sellers Disclosure.

Selling the home yourself is an easy option if your home:

  1. Needs Substantial Repairs and Upgrades
  2. You Need To Sell Quickly – Below market homes will sell quickly to an investor. We all have heard of “We Buy Ugly Houses”. If a call is made to them, you can have your home sold in just a few days.
  3. You Understand You Will Be Selling Well Below Market Value
  4. If you want Top Dollar, and you want to Sell Quick, selling a home yourself is not a good option.
  5. It takes Marketing dollars and a Marketing team to make Selling quick & For Top Dollar Happen.

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Option 2: Sell Your Home With Limited Service

What selling your home with limited service offers – Another Way to Sell Your Home is to Ask Your Agent for Reduced or Limited Service.

Better Known as Reduced Commission. Your home will be listed in the MLS. Depending on your reduced commission agent. You may be responsible for taking the pictures of the home.  

I always pay for pictures because sellers may not realize hat bad pictures showing up across the Internet and Videos made with bad pictures can keep your home from selling.  I hire a professional photographer to take pictures.

Reduced Commission is a good option for sellers if they have a home that is located in a Desired School District, Desired City, desired location within the City.  

Maybe Your home has a Pool, or and outdoor living center, or and extra bedroom with its own bath. Maybe you can price the home to be the lowest priced home in a high end s/d.  Those are all reasons that a reduced commission sale might work out perfectly for you.

Lets talk for a second about commission, I am in Dallas TX Area. Commission is usually 6%. The seller pays the listing agent and the buyers agent 3% each. In a reduced commission situation the buyers agent gets paid 3% however the listing agent takes a cut, most of the time its 2% instead of 3%.  I am a participating agent in the Firemans Real Estate Program, and I charge all the fireman and EMS and their families 1.5% to the listing agent.

So that is quite a savings to my sellers. Keep in mind, if your home doesn’t fall into the category of easy to sell, then Reduced Commission will not work for you at all. Your home will sit on the market for a long time.  Sellers you need to understand that if their home backs to a busy road, for an example. Reduced commission is not going to get that home Sold. Now you understand.

I know there is one more thing that you don’t understand, what do make happen in full commission that I don’t do in reduced commission.   

I spend money on advertising, I spend money on videos, and copywriting and social media posting, and posting your home to 100’s of real estate portals and sending out thousands of emails every day to people within a certain radius of your home. I have to pay all of these people, that work for me, to help me create enough interest in your home to get enough showings that you will receive an offer. (a bit of a secret, most agents give sellers reduced commission service on full commission agreements)

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Option 3: Sell Your Home With Full Service

Sell My House

Using Full Service

You have a Fabulous Home, Its not very old or it has been remodeled with all the latest and greatest. Granite Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops, stainless appliances, under-mount sink, wood floors in the main living area. Along with all of that,  you installed a fabulous outdoor living area and you want TOP DOLLAR & You want it to sell within a reasonable amount of time.

There is only one thing that is wrong, the location of the home is not in the best school district  in town. Other examples of not so buyer friendly are, uneven backyards, sloping backyards in any direction are a huge problem to sell. Other problems are master bedroom upstairs, homes that back to a busy street. In Texas homes that back to a commercial piece of land.  Other problems are getting to your home, Long commute times to work, crowded roads, numerous school zones.

Your Limited Service Agent, or an agent that says they are full service and don’t provide full service are not going to a have a chance in selling your home quickly. Go to the Previous Video on this page and watch that Limited Service.  I also go into Commission structures in detail in that video.

Lets just say if you want Top Dollar, you are going to need Full Service from your Real Estate Agent.

What is full service? Full Service means, as your listing broker,  I am going to spend money on advertising, money for videos, and copywriting and social media posting, and posting your home to 100’s of real estate portals and sending out thousands of emails every day to people within a certain radius of your home and calling all the prospects that have responded to the ads that I have placed. I have to pay all of these people, that work for me, to help me create enough interest in your home to get enough showings that you will receive an offer.

Lets talk a bit about pricing. If you are going to spend the effort to get your home Sold.  I am going to spend Effort & Money to Sell Your Home. I am going to send an Apprasier out to your property. They will provide their opinion of what the homes value is. Strictly off the record. What is on the Record is when you get your home under contract and the buyers lender sends the apprasier out and the value of your home falls 10,000 dollars short of the contract price.

The buyer and seller usually split the difference and the closing moves on. However there is a lot more to this, that time won’t let us begin to discuss. The buyer’s agents know that it won’t appraise and we will get not get enough showings to get a buyer to place an offer on the home.  Another item is that we want to get every last bit of money we can when the home is listed so the appraisal is going to help accomplish this as well.

What advertising does, for an example, Betty sees your home in a Facebook ad, she already has a real estate agent, so she calls her agent, and the agent calls for an appointment to see the home.  The agent takes a look at the property on the MLS and calls Betty back and says Betty we can still go see the home but the Master bedroom is on the second floor do you still want to see it. Betty says no, no reason to.  There can be a variety of items that the buyer is looking for and the agent tells the buyer about the home and no showing.

I can advertise your home by spending a few thousand dollars of advertising, but if the majority of buyers don’t want your home because of a hundred different reasons. They can see the pictures online, they can see they will have to paint, because they don’t like the beige color they want the more popular grayish tones.  They aren’t going to ask their agent to see the home.

OK, now you are seeing, why it is so difficult to get buyers to come see the home. It has to be everything they want and now, they are coming to see how the home flows. Coming to see what the neighborhood looks like, how far the commute is, if all of this is to their liking after they see the home. Their agent will but together an offer and see it to me as your listing agent and we will discuss the pros and cons of their offer.

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Before Considering Selling Your House Lets Talk About Home Repairs & Value

Every Sell My House website has this statement…

Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent but I want YOU, the Seller, to Take Control of Selling Your Home

Repairs & Home Values

Your talking with one of the most Experienced Real Estate Brokers, NOT Agents. As a Broker I have had some serious Training that agents don’t have. I Have Sold 100 Plus homes every year for close to 20 years now. I believe in participating in worthy causes like… the Firefighters Real Estate Program and the Battered Women’s Society.

I joined my Families 34 year old Home Solutions realty office in 2002. Before that I worked for the Department of Defense. I have owned 30 rental homes and have rehabbed as of today 57 homes. I know Dallas Area real Estate! Ok, now that is out of the way.

Lets Make a Plan, hopefully you will see the benefit of talking with me. When I come over to see you and your home. We will need to talk about the condition of the Homes. Ideally your home has already been remodeled or is a recent build, If that is the case then repairs most likely are not an issue.

Lets Discuss, if that’s not the case. Its Determined that the Home Needs one or more repairs. Lets Discuss this a Bit, there are two Levels of Repairs. Level 1, is that the kitchen and bathrooms have not been remodeled in some time. Level 2, the roof needs replacing and the foundation is failing in the front left of the home.

Ok, lets discuss how this changes things

Level 2 problems are deemed problems that must be addressed because the buyer will most likely have difficulty getting a loan. You don’t want to find out -3 weeks into the contract that the lender has determined that they will not give the buyer a loan because the roof is damaged.

Talking about not have any leverage. We have to know about this ahead of time. So that you have options. Level 1 problems, If you don’t want to remodel the kitchen, bathroom or any repairs. Then the listing price of the home will have to be lower than the homes where remodeling has already been completed. Once I see the home, we can talk about all of these options in detail.

Lets talk about home values a bit and then we can talk about all the other details when I come to see you. Why is listing your home for the right price so important?

In the Dallas TX area, there are enough home buyers needing homes that all homes on the market, that are priced correctly should get sufficient showings to receive an offer. Enough showing is about 15-20. Here is briefly how it Works.

When a home is listed on MLS, a Real Estate Agent or Broker, calls CSS, Centralized Showing Service and requests approval to take their buyer to see a home. What my marketing does for you, is that I market your home through Social Media, YouTube, Google and all the Real Estate Portals and a buyer calls their agent and says I want to see this home and then their agent calls for the appointment.

Getting back to Home Value. All like homes, (like meaning, approx. square footage and year built). All of these like Homes within an area around your home, that have Sold in last 6 months are considered by an appraiser. We have to be concerned about appraisal value, when your home gets an offer and the buyers lender goes out to appraise your home, it must appraise for the Sold Price.

Lets say there are 6 homes, 2 homes have not been remodeled 2 homes with some remodel completed but carpet throughout. Then 2 of the homes with extensive remodel completed with wood floors. All bathrooms and kitchen new lighting and great interior lots. The price of these homes runs from 262K to 294K. Staying within the comparable.

The price of your home, which has some remodel will be in the middle range 262 & 294. That would be about 278K. There are always some plus categories to the 278K like you just had a new roof installed, or a new HVAC that buyers are crazy about. Maybe some minus areas like popcorn ceilings are a huge downer for buyers.

So you can see very clearly that getting a home value from a online portal is not a good home value. You can see that its impossible unless, I see your home and bring all the real comparable and pictures, then we will have a SELL MY HOME PRICE. One more item. I have told you that I am a participating Broker to several Real Estate Programs.

Do you know what we do for the Fire Fighters selling their homes? We only charges them 1.5% commission instead of 3% to list their Homes.

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