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How to Sell Your Home When You Are Far Away

January 18, 2017

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Selling your house will mean entertaining interested buyers, showing them your house and answering their questions about your property. It also means repairing and renovating your home to make it more attractive to buyers.

But, how do you properly sell your house when you are far away and unable to commit to these appointments? It is always a challenge for people to sell their home whenever they are not local – especially if they are looking to sell For Sale By Owner (FSBO). Transaction communications are often handled through the phone, email or through social media – and oftentimes, it is hard for them to convince buyers when they are not there to show their houses themselves.

Still, there are solutions when it comes to home selling even if you are far away. Here are some tips on how you can sell your home when you are far away:

  • Hire a real estate agent. The simplest solution if you are looking to sell your home in the area – is to get in touch with our company and let us help you navigate the home-selling waters. As a non-local seller, the demands can be extreme and nearly impossible to take care of long-distance. Especially if you are looking to sell your home in as short a time as possible. Your real estate agent can facilitate everything for you, from finding buyers and marketing to home showings, contract negotiations and closing the sale.
  • Ask a reliable friend or relative to look after your house. If you still wish to go the route alone, it is important to have someone trusting to check and take care of your home. You can enlist anyone you trust to check for repairs, entertain potential buyers and do what is necessary involving your home sale.
  • Market online. Even if you are far away, you can still promote your home by utilizing social media. Take photos of your house and post them on various social media to widen your buyer reach.
  • Be updated with the current market. Make sure you know what is going on in the market (your real estate agent can also assist more with this than Google can), so you know if you are on the right track or not. This will help you evaluate if you are giving your buyers a good deal or setting your price too high.

Always stay open in you lines of communication. Note in your marketing that you can be reached anytime through email, social media and phone. That way, your prospective buyers will still feel confident that you are there to accommodate them even when you cannot physically be present.

 

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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