How to Sell Your House without A Realtor

By: Nick Thompson

How to Sell Your House without A Realtor

Tags: sell, listing, mls, norfolk, for sale by owner


How To Sell Your House Without A Realtor 

You want to sell your house without a realtor, but don’t know how? Is it even worth using a realtor? We’re about to find out! 

Hi, I’m Nick Thompson, your Norfolk Real Estate Dad and in this video, I’m going to show you exactly how to sell your house without a realtor and explain the home selling process, and then you can decide if it is worth it or not get a realtor. 

As a property owner, there are several different ways that you can sell your property but you might be struggling to try to decide which is right for you. This video will outline WHY people hire realtors so that you can decide if it is right for you. So here’s the good news. If you really want to sell your house without leaving a Realtor, I want to make it super simple on you! 

I’m going to walk you through the pros and cons of selling your property with a realtor. 

Generally, we see two different categories of sellers. Those who need to sell extremely fast or those who want to sell for top dollar. If you’re trying to sell quickly and under time constraints, going the traditional route, might not be the best option for you. In this case, selling to an investor might make the most sense. Most investors are pretty flexible when it comes to a timeline and the condition of your property. So if you need to sell quickly, or your property isn’t in tip-top shape, an investor might be your best option. 

On the other hand, if you’re trying to get top dollar, you might need some help. Going the traditional route enables you to fully use the market. This includes tools such as the MLS, social media, open houses, and much more. Using a realtor allows your property to be exposed to a larger number of people which means more potential buyers which leads to a higher price if marketed properly. 

A realtor’s goal is pretty simple: to make a better outcome for the clients they represent compared to them not being there. A lot of people think that realtors are just professional door openers, but that is NOT the case. We take on a number of different roles during a transaction. So let’s dig deeper into the different roles that a realtor takes on throughout the selling process so that you can decide if hiring a realtor is the best option for you. 

First and foremost, we take on the role of consultant and teacher. Do you know all of the steps that go into selling a home? Are you making a good investment? Have you considered all aspects of your investment? Before you can even list your property, you need to understand how the market and process work. I know a lot about the market and how the process works and that’s why a lot of people refer to me as a teacher. I’m going to make sure you pass the test before we even start listing your property. Once we lay out a plan for your property, this is where I become your home designer. 

Eventually, your property will be ready to list. This is where I turn into your marketing specialist. It takes a lot more work to sell a property besides hanging a sign in the front yard! You need to be able to market and position your property correctly. 

During this time when your home is being actively marketed, that I become your homes’ tour guide. My job is to get people to fall in love with your home and the community. That is why it is important to have a local realtor who knows the area, school, commute times, etc. 

Once we get an offer on your property, this is when the magic happens! What you don’t want is a pushover agent, you want someone who is going to fight for every penny! That’s why I’m here to put the other side in a headlock to make sure you get exactly what you want.. Or we don’t do it! 

Once your home is under contract, I become your therapist. You’ll need it, especially if you are buying and selling at the same time! It can definitely be an emotional roller coaster during buying and selling real estate. After all my years of experience, I’m here to help you feel calm and in control. Let me worry about all the stressful stuff, so you don’t have to. 

Ultimately, showing a property is only a small fraction of what a realtor actually contributes. My job is a facilitator, to take care of everything to make sure your transaction makes it all the way to closing. 

Buying real estate doesn’t have to be a full-time job! At least not your full-time job, it’s mine! But, buying or selling a property is a big deal and should not be taken lightly. If you are going to use a realtor, make sure you find someone who can wear multiple different hats. 

If you or a friend are looking for someone to handle ALL aspects of a transaction, please feel free to reach out! Not to mention, good realtors know good realtors so even if you’re not in the local area, reach out and I’ll hook you up with the best realtor in your local area. And remember, Dad knows best!