Sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a Realtor in 5 Steps
A little less than 10% of home sellers choose to save some money and sell their home with having to pay Realtor commission. The commissions can add up to about 6% of the purchase price on average. If you want to sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a realtor you will want to check out this info.
Get your team together – You’ll want to have a few professionals on hand for when you get started. This should include an attorney, title/escrow company, a mortgage lender, and an appraisal company. I’d recommend hiring the attorney to write up the purchase contract and review the documents involved. The title/escrow company will act as a third party mediator who will also make sure a clear title is transferred. The appraisal will let you know the value of your home. If you overprice your home and the buyer is financing the bank won’t finance higher than market value which could ruin the deal. A mortgage lender will be handy if the potential buyer needs financing.
How to price it – To find out your home value you can search homes that are similar to yours and see what they sold for in the last 6 months. Try looking on any real estate website that will show you recently sold homes in Maricopa. Find out the average price per square foot and multiply it by your square footage. Keep in mind any upgrades you may have that could add extra value.
Prepare your home – You may wonder how to prepare your home for a sale. Start looking at it through the eyes of a prospective buyer. Are there weeds in the yard? Does it look cluttered? Are there paint scuffs on the walls? Does it smell like pets? It’s good to ask a friend for an honest opinion as well.
Market your House – Now you need to bring in some buyers. You can advertise online on websites such as craigslist.com or forsalebyowner.com. Put a sign out in your front yard. Hold a few open houses. Word will get around.
Close of Escrow – Once you have an accepted offer and have gone through the home selling process you will look forward to the close of escrow. This is when the deal is done, all funds are sent to the appropriate parties, and once it records with the county you can hand over the key.
I know you want to sell your home in Maricopa AZ without a realtor so I wish you best of luck with the sale of your house. However, if you decide not to go it alone I’d love to assist you. I can get your home sold fast and for the most profit. My website, as you can tell by the title, is very attractive to those looking to buy homes in Maricopa AZ so I can send them your way. Please contact me at the information below or fill out the form to get a free home value.
Let’s get started…
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company