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The Best of the Best Resources and Suppliers for the FSBO
The top for sale by owner websites to list your property for sale online.
You should always have purchase contracts on hand when you sell for sale by owner. Here is where to get them.
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Step by Step
House Staging - Preparing Your House to Sell
An Overview of Preparing Your Property
Those Important First Impressions
Preparing the Outside
Getting the Inside of the House Ready
More Great Tips and Ideas
Preparing the House when Buyers are Coming
Pricing Your Property
First, an overview of various ways to establish asking price of your house
The worst way to decide asking price that is done far to often
Looking at your neighborhood to get a general idea of what your home may be worth on the open market
How to use Realtor's to price your home for free
Why using a certified appraisal is the best way to establish your asking price when for sale by owner
Once you have decided on your market value, how to decide on your exact asking price
An overview about house for sale by owner signs
Why using certain cheap house for sale signs is a bad idea
Some ideas on how to make your own for sale by owner signs
Using professional customized for sale by owner signs
Open house and directional sign information
Advertising Overview about various advertising ideas
Real Estate Flyers
Direct Mail marketing ideas
How to take great photos and what not to include
Why you should have an open house and the best time to hold one. Where to advertise your open house
What to have at your open house and what not to have there
Planning an open house and how to conduct the "tour"
What to say and what not to say during the open house and how to answer buyer questions
Showing Your House
Secrets to showing your house when selling for sale by owner to obtain the results you desire
Reading body language and what those signals mean
Using soft or trial closing techniques before going for the sale
How to Handle Prospective Buyers
How to handle potential buyers when they arrive at your door unannounced
How to handle buyers when they call on the phone
Using Incentives in a Slow Market
An overview about using incentives to attract buyers when selling your house for sale by owner in a slow market
Offering to pay the first few mortgage payments for a buyer
Paying part or most of a buyers closing costs
Offering a home warranty on your house to the buyer
Offer a freebie or upgrade to the buyer
Do a mortgage buy down to lower the buyer's mortgage payment
An overview about negotiating a house sale
How to handle verbal and low-ball offers from a buyer
Using what I call the "no blink rule" negotiating technique
The give and take negotiation
Negotiating when you are really close to making the sale but need that little extra tweak
Offers and Clauses
Real estate contract general information
For sale by owner contracts - What you need and a must clause to include in your contract
How to write your own real estate clauses
An explanation about chattels and fixtures
The earnest money agreement
Real estate counter-offers
Time frames - What I suggest you use and why
Conditional offers that are subject to the sale of the purchaser`s property
Using Realtor's when For Sale by Owner
What is a Realtor?
Understanding real estate agency
What to do when a Realtor brings you a buyer and negotiating Realtor fees
Approaches Realtor's use when you are for sale by owner and how to handle them
Screening test to find a Realtor that will represent you instead of themself
Doing for sale by owner while enjoying the tremendous power of the MLS system
Listing with a Realtor while offering your house for sale by owner at the same time
All about Mortgages starting with an overview of what you might want to consider depending on your personal circumstances
Mortgage Prepayments - Understanding and handling mortgage Payout Penalties
Mortgage Assumption - Should you allow a buyer to assume your mortgage? The pros and cons you should consider.
Portable Mortgages - What are they and when you might want to use them to your advantage.
Seller Financed Mortgages - There can be some great returns and advantages holding a mortgage for a buyer. - Is this for You?.
Bridge Financing - Here is a possible solution you can use to buy that dream house, before yours is sold. Please be Careful though!
Blend and Extend Mortgages - Just have to buy that dream home before
you sell your present house? Here is a possible solution plus some other
What is a Mortgage Broker? Why you should use one to save money and time.
Qualify a Buyer - How to qualify a buyer when you are for sale by owner. It's easier than you might think.
Satisfying Clauses - An Overview - Starting with the importance of
keeping track of clauses and time. How to handle buyer remorse and more.
Escape Clauses - What is an Escape Clause? How to handle them and save the deal.
Subject to Financing Clause - What to look for in a subject to
financing clause - How to possibly save the deal if things go astray.
Fixtures and Chattels Clause - How to avoid headaches and misunderstandings between you the seller and the buyer
The "Subject to Parent Approval Clause" - How to handle the parent's walk-through when they pick up a "problem".
Preparing the Property for the New Owners
Final Home Inspection - How to Handle. What the final walk-through is NOT and what it's all about.
Taking care of all the "little" things before the move such as utilities, mail and insurance
Some Typical Closing Cost that you may have when you complete your sale
Making the Actual Move - There are many ways to complete the move to
your new home from friends with pickups to the full moving company
Extra Good Stuff
An Overview of some extra tips, ideas and problem solving for different situations that might arise as a for sale by owner.
My House Won't Sell! Here are some reasons why and of course some solutions to your problem.
Should I sell my house before I buy? It all depends on several
conditions. Examine some factors that you should consider, before
proceeding either way.
It's great to know all the steps to take when selling by owner. It's also important to know the mistakes to avoid.
How much can you save selling for sale by owner? BONUS: How to get all
your money back you spent if you list with a real estate agent.
Selling Rental Property - What you should know before and after you decide to sell you rental property.
Selling a House As Is - Expect "low ball" offers when selling a house
as is. Just because you sell as is, doesn't necessarily mean, you are
not liable for problems discovered by the buyers.
My Story - Credentials and Background
Contact Me - My e-mail and Mailing Address
Disclaimer - Please Read