Selling your home can be a daunting task. You hear differing opinions about whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, and concerns about cost can come into play. One option to consider is selling your home yourself. You’ll save money, potentially thousands of dollars, and in Indiana, you don’t need an attorney to oversee the sale of your home.  

Market Your Home

If you are going to sell your home without hiring an agent, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.  First, know that you’ll be responsible for your own marketing.  You’ll want to get the word out about your home, including getting your home listed on the multiple listing services in your area to reach as many people as possible. Photos are also important. In an increasingly digital world, potential buyers will most likely first view your home via pictures you post. It’s important to make a great first impression by taking and presenting the best photos possible. If you’re unsure, consider hiring a professional photographer, who can help you present your home in the best possible way.

Staging & Showing

Second, you’ll be in control of the entire process, from showing your home to negotiating with the buyer’s agent. This is a major undertaking, and you’ll want to be as objective as possible– think like a buyer! You’ll want to be sure to clean and stage every aspect of your house.  Declutter your home and limit the number of furnishings and decor pieces you have in each room to create a feeling of space. Consider repainting to favor neutral tones, as these are often preferred by buyers. Don’t lose sight of the details. This means attending to issues that may seem minor, such as broken door knobs or leaky faucets, because doing so will increase the appeal of your home.

Price It Right and Learn To Negotiate 

Finally, know that you must be careful about the price you set.  Setting an unrealistic price can make it difficult to sell your home, and in fact, overpricing your home is considered one of the biggest mistakes sellers make. Instead, remember to comparatively price your home to similar homes in the area. Consider having your home professionally appraised or check public records to compare the price of your home against similar houses in the area. In the end, don’t worry too much about underpricing your home.  A lower price can increase the number of bids, and remember, you can always reject an offer that is too low.

The Experts At McKesson Title Are Here For You

Navigating the sale of your home, alone or with an agent, can be a tricky process.  At McKesson Title, we can help.  We offer a full range of products and services, including title insurance, lien searches, construction loan services, document packages, lien processing and closing services. Whether you’re ready to close on the sale of your home or are looking for a title search, our expert staff can meet your needs. If you’re ready to complete a real estate transaction, call us today for a free title consultation at 574-936-2555 or 800-261-8437.