For Sale By Owner Tips

Want to sell your Southeast Michigan house as a for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) rather than going through a real estate agent? 

That’s great!


When you sell by yourself, you avoid some agent fees, do things at your own pace, and list your home for a price that you think is fair. 

It is important to keep in mind that it’ll likely take longer to sell your home, though. Homes sold by real estate agents typically sell faster and for a little bit more money (before you factor in the agent’s commission and fees, of course) simply because of the agent’s marketing experience. 

But that shouldn’t keep you from FSBO if that’s the route you want to take! With a little inside info, you can definitely succeed at selling your own home.

So, here are some tips we’ve learned from years of experience in the Metro Detroit real estate market.

Price Competitively 

If you want to sell your house in a reasonable amount of time, then the price needs to be right. Do a bit of market research to determine the true value of your home and price it accordingly. Compare recent selling prices of homes in your neighborhood that are like yours in terms of size, age, and updates.

Get Professional Photos 

The photos of a home listing that people see online have a huge impact on how much attention a property garners. So it’s worth paying a little extra money to get professional photos that show off your home’s best attributes.  

List on the MLS 

Even if a real estate agent isn’t being hired to sell the home, the MLS – Multiple Listing Service – is an important asset. Putting your home on the MLS will give your property a lot more visibility for prospective buyers, which will help you sell faster and for more money. 

Hope that helps!

And remember, there’s an even faster and easier way to sell your Michigan home, and that’s by selling to a professional homebuyer like us at Mitten Made Properties. We buy Metro Detroit homes as-is, fast, and for cash. Going this route, you can skip the professional photos, cleaning, painting, inspection, appraisal, open houses – and even the closing costs! So give us a call at (248) 883-3340. We can close in as little as two weeks or on whatever timeline you prefer.

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