How to Sell Your Chelmsford Home Yourself

December 24th, 2021

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Are You Looking to Sell Your Chelmsford Home Yourself?\r\n

 \r\nIf you want to sell your Chelmsford home without an agent, you’ll need to know exactly what you’re doing in order to get the money you deserve. \r\n\r\nBefore we go any further, let’s be honest. Selling your home yourself is far more complicated than using an estate agent. But if you can make it happen, you can save money. You just need to ask yourself, is it worth it.  \r\n\r\nIf you are not going to use an estate agent, there are a number of responsibilities of an estate agent that you will need to take on yourself. Also, some buyers might be hesitant to work with an owner selling their home because they assume the process will be slowed down by inexperience. \r\n\r\nNonetheless, let’s take a look at what these responsibilities are.\r\n

Answer calls, no matter the time\r\nGood agents work in the evenings and on weekends, because that’s when buyers are shopping.\r\n

Be flexible with showings\r\nBuyers may request showings without much prior notice. Try to be as accommodating as possible — the more people that tour your home, the more likely you are to get a buyer. \r\n

Don’t let your house sit on the market\r\nIf your home has been listed for a few weeks and you don’t get an offer, consider lowering the price or taking another action that will attract buyers.\r\n

Determine a fair market value of your home\r\nFirst thing first, you must get this step right. Price the house too low, and you’ll walk away with less cash on the sale than you should. But price it too high, and the house can sit for months without selling. Your only strategy at that point will be to cut the price down to where it should’ve been in the first place.\r\n

Prepare the home for sale\r\nThis step starts with slowly walking through your house, and viewing it through the eyes of a buyer. Ask yourself, If I were buying this house, what about it won’t I like?\r\n\r\nYou’re starting with a negative, but that’s the point. When the buyer looks at your home, they’re keenly aware that every flaw in the property will become their problem after closing. They’re also looking at the general appearance. Does it have good curb appeal? Is there a good flow? Does it feel right?\r\n\r\nThis is hard to do, since you own the home. But you must be objective. If you can’t, it would be best to get an outsider’s opinion. If you do, you can’t be offended at what that person will reveal. Their observations will be absolutely critical in the successful sale of your home.\r\n

Market the home for sale\r\n

Invest in home marketing and advertising\r\nAn experienced agent has the resources, tools and network to put your home in front of a wide range of buyers. For you to sell your house properly, you’ll have to work hard to gain the attention of qualified buyers and attract competitive offers. This could be through the use of Facebook Ads, Facebook Groups, Local magazines, Fliers & Posters, and virtual walkthroughs.\r\n

Hire a professional photographer\r\nIn today’s market, the vast majority of buyers are searching for homes online, so professional photos are an absolute must. In fact, 76 per cent of buyers say that viewing professional pictures was extremely, very or somewhat important to their home-buying decision. Professional photos can cost a few hundred pounds, which is money well-spent to entice potential buyers to come for a tour.\r\n


Craft an engaging listing description\r\nThe listing description is the next thing buyers look at after photos, so an enticing, comprehensive listing description is vital. Plus, buyers can search by keywords if they’re looking for specific features, so calling out your home’s best attributes with strategic keywords can ensure it ends up in front of the right buyers.\r\n

Here are the things you always want to include in your listing description:\r\n