If you’re having trouble finding a buyer for your home, here are 8 creative ways to sell a house that actually work!
Selling your house can be difficult.
This is especially true in today’s current real estate market.
You’ve done all the things you can think of to sell it, but nothing has worked so far.
You’re left wondering how else you can sell your house if the usual tactics don’t seem to be working.
You might want to consider some creative methods for selling your house that might just help you achieve your goal and get rid of your home quickly.
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I love sharing insights and strategies to help people to stay calm and confident during tough times.
With this in mind I put together this quick guide about how to find creative ways to sell a house, when you’re facing challenges getting your home sold.
Here are some creative ways to sell a house that works and will hopefully give you the boost you need to start getting offers on your property!
Listing your house on multiple real estate sites simultaneously won’t guarantee that you’ll sell your home faster, but it certainly can’t hurt.
Remember, everyone knows something about marketing. If your listing is on one site and not another, potential buyers may assume that it’s less popular, or they simply won’t find it as easily.
Take advantage of all of those tools at your disposal by listing with at least five real estate agents and online portals.
Make sure each agent offers you more than just a traditional MLS listing. Look for agents that do virtual tours, open houses, weekend showings, and even post flyers around town (yes—these tactics still work).
Online-only home tours are just as effective as in-person open houses when it comes to selling your house. You can create an effective video tour using platforms like YouTube.
And don’t be afraid to embrace humor or include personal touches in your video. Studies show that buyers who are house hunting are more likely to trust sellers that make them laugh. So, grab your phone and some friends, and start filming!
When you first put your house up for sale, start at 20% under market value. Even if you’re not looking for that much of a deal, it forces buyers to realize that your price is competitive.
This will also allow you to negotiate upwards towards market value as you receive offers.
Many homeowners are reluctant to auction their homes, even though it can save time and money. When we’re attached to our houses and don’t want to sell, an auction may feel like too much of a risk.
But sellers can often net hundreds of thousands more than they would have otherwise—if they’re willing to put in some work beforehand.
With home prices dropping, many homeowners are looking for ways to make money off their investments.
If you have an extra room or two, consider turning your house into a vacation rental. Platforms like Airbnb can help you find guests who will pay for your hard work. Of course, you’ll need some cleaning done as well, so maybe hire somebody to do that part. Hiring a vacation home management can also leave it totally hands off for you while they do the bulk of the work.
If you’re just not able to sell your house at its current price, maybe it’s time for some creative ideas. For example, offer 90 days free rent if someone buys your home, but only if they put an offer in by such-and-such date.
There are a couple of reasons why offering free rent might work. First, it’s essentially reducing your costs, and people tend to jump on deals where strings attached can be used as leverage against them.
If you don’t want to put your house on the market and prefer not to use an agent, leaseback or land contract arrangements may be good options.
You sign a contract with another person or company who then assumes responsibility for selling your home.
The other party promises that when it sells, it will pay you for any profit over what you originally paid for it (plus interest) and reimburse any expenses that remain after the sale.
If you’re working in a small market, try getting an agreement with another real estate agent for either splitting commissions or having them help you sell your property.
Most brokers are more than happy to have multiple agents show the property because it increases traffic and viewings.
If you’re running out of options, consider hiring someone on Craigslist (or another service) as an independent contractor or apprentice. For example, you can hire high school or college students looking for cash or put up ads looking for sellers-on-call (you pay them per lead they give you).
Write your referral fee into your contract. It’s not very common in real estate sales but asking for a tiny cut of commission is something many agents will be open to doing.
When it comes to selling your home, you have many creative options to get it done quickly.
Above I shared some key creative ways to sell a house fast.
Although I received a small fee to share these helpful insights, I absolutely believe in everything I shared.
Give these tools a try and see which ones work best for you. Then, read more here if you want to know how to sell your house without a real estate agent in Cleveland.
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