How To Sell Your Home On Craigslist [as a For Sale By Owner!]

Knowing how to sell your home on Craigslist is a huge advantage! Especially, if you’re planning on selling your home as a For Sale By Owner.

I’ve sold every property I’ve ever owned on Craigslist and ended up saving thousands of dollars in commissions fees!

The best part about it is, I actually enjoy doing the marking to line up potential buyers, then showing them my property.

Quick tip: Even if you’re working with a realtor already, read on because it’s still a fantastic idea to list your home on Craigslist. The more exposure your home gets with online marketing, the better. Btw… You can use Craigslist for both the Sales Listing and announcing an Open House!

Once you have a buyer, you can proceed one of two ways.

1) Execute a full For Sale By Owner and do all the legal work yourself.

 2) Or hire a real estate agent at a discounted rate. Preferably one you know or spoke with ahead of time about the idea.

Honestly, It’s pretty amazing how awesome Craigslist is and how great the results can be.

Especially in cities or towns like the SF Bay Area where there is a decent … READ MORE

6 Things To Consider Before Selling Your Home

Selling your home or investment property can be a stressful decision. In this article, we’ll discuss some things you should consider before making the final decision to sell your home.

We’re going to dive into some very important topics to help you make the final decision of whether you’re ready to sell your home. So you can finally put your mind at ease.

BE CAREFUL – Your mind can fill up with anxiety by overthinking the decision for whether or not to sell your biggest asset, your home! If your mind is already made up and at ease, still read on anyway.

Let’s Begin!

1) What Price Should You List Your Home At?

Will you get enough of a sales price to cover all of your repair costs, sales commissions, and escrow fees? If you were expecting to roll over some equity for a down payment on your new home purchase, is there enough left over?

To know for sure, you’re going to need to evaluate and estimate all of the repairs that are required (to fix up your property), so that it will sell for the highest price possible.

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Selling Your Home? How To Hire A Rock Star Real Estate Agent!

After careful consideration, you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home or rental property! Every property owner will eventually be faced with this life-changing decision.

It can be a difficult decision to make!

And… Deciding on how to hire the right realtor to help sell your home or rental property can be even more difficult! Especially, if you don’t want the headaches of doing a For Sale By Owner.

Quick Tip: Doing a For Sale By Owner (an FSBO) to save on commission fees sounds like a great idea. But the truth is, it’s just not practical for 90% of the people who want to sell their home. Hiring the right realtor will be the next best option!

In this article, we’ll discuss how to hire a real estate agent that has all of the qualities required for earning your business and their sales commission. After all, you should have nothing but the best help for selling the biggest asset you’ve ever owned, your home!

We’ll also discuss a bit about what a listing agreement is and why you’ll have to sign it to make working with your realtor official.

A rockstar realtor will have to serve … READ MORE

How To Pick The Best Offer When Selling Your Home

In a sizzling hot real estate market, you could have a bit of a problem. You could have multiple offers when selling your home! Having multiple offers can be a curse and a blessing when you have to pick the best one.

Common sense tells us that the highest offer would be the obvious choice. But, the offer amount is only part of the equation. You need to evaluate the entire offer by its financial credibility and terms. Sometimes a seller might pick an offer because it contained a personal letter from the buyer explaining why they really, really want the home.

Check out this interesting article about a ranch house that sold in Orange County.

Orange County Ranch House Multiple Offers

Below I will create a quick checklist of things you should consider when reviewing and accepting the best offer.

If you’re doing a For Sale By Owner, this checklist will be a great start for you.

Let’s Begin!

Seller Checklist For Choosing The Best Real Estate Offer

I have personally been on both sides of the transaction of buying and selling a home with multiple offers. I sold a house once that got three offers on … READ MORE

8 Qualities Every Rental Property Needs For Rocket High Income Potential

Before you buy a house or multiplex it’s always a good idea to consider it’s potential (and features) for making it a profitable rental property.

You want your rental property to have all the right qualities to bring in the highest amount of rent possible. Avoid properties with things that will eat up profits like tight rent control or very high insurance premiums.

Especially if you’re not putting down a lot of money to purchase it!

But, what about the home you already live in? Will it make a good rental property? In this article, well cover that too.

Let’s review some ideas to help judge whether a particular property might make a good rental or not.

Let’s Begin!

Qualities & Features Of A Great Rental Property

1) Low Maintenance Yard

A yard and garden with little maintenance are ideal. You’ll want to seriously consider hiring a gardener to take care of the yard maintenance. As tempting as it might be to have the tenant take care of things, I would not advise it. This hardly ever works out and the yard will most likely be neglected.

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