howard-betsyHave you ever tried to sell your own home?  If so, you probably know how frustrating it can be to prepare the all advertisements, take calls from all the people who just want to be snoopy, and even have people knock on your door and want to see your house without any warning.  When people decide to sell their own homes, it’s usually to save money on Realtor fees.  Sellers in Colorado Springs generally pay 6% of the sale price in Realtor fees, so that adds up fast!  If you decide to sell your own home in Colorado Springs, here are some tips that might help:

  • You can list your home for sale by owner on Craigslist
  • You can list your home for sale by owner in the Thrifty Nickel
  • You can list your home for sale by owner in the Gazette
  • You can make posters and put them in Laundromats, Barbershops, and other local businesses
  • You can put a For Sale By Owner sign in your front window
  • You can list it on www.ForSaleByOwner.com

It’s important to be available by telephone as much as possible.  Be sure to answer as many calls as possible, as many people don’t like to leave voicemail.

Sharpen up on your negotiation skills!  When you sell your own home you will need to negotiate directly with buyers.  Be prepared for buyers who will insult you with shamefully low offers, and decide ahead of time how you will handle those situations.

How to sell your own home in Colorado Springs:

Don’t let hard-to-please buyers get under your skin.  It’s not unusual for picky buyers to be openly critical if the colors and décor don’t suit their taste.

Be patient!  It usually takes a while to sell your own home; often more than six months.

If you’ve tried all of the suggestions above without results, or don’t want to go through months of frustration trying to sell your own home, call Howard and Betsy Zub at Maverick Homes Inc.  719-377-2274. Howard and Betsy are not Realtors, so they never charge a commission.  They don’t want to list your home, they want to buy it!  Maverick Homes Inc. buys homes in any condition, and at a fair price.  Why go through all the hassle of trying to sell your own home or pay huge commissions to a Realtor, when you can call Maverick Homes Inc. and sell your home today?  Call 719-377-2274, now!