For Sale By Owner properties are great ways for buyers to get a good deal. It helps a Seller avoid paying high commissions. With the advent of numerous computer platforms and Flat Fee Listing services it is now easier than ever to sell your home yourself. By selling yourself you can avoid paying large real estate commissions, sometimes as much as 6-7%. If you use a Flat Fee MLS service, you essentially get the same exposure as you would with a full service listing for half the price. So, For Sale By Owner is a good thing. But, it isn’t for everyone. A Real Estate sale can be complex, if you have experience with selling a property or if you are a quick learner, it should be a piece of cake. Our service is a Flat Fee MLS Listing service and we offer assistance for our clients at the upper ends of our service categories. You can see the various options at our website https://123flatfeeminnesota.com. We are a Direct Broker and not a referral company. We have a A+ Rating with the BBB. Check us out at https://www.bbb.org/us/mn/willmar/profile/real-estate-broker/123-realty-llc-0704-96570268.
For Sale By Owner signs need good color combinations
Many people ask me how to get their For Sale By Owner listing sold fast. With 35 years in the industry, I can tell you nothing sells a property better than good old fashioned signage. Of course you need to be listed on the MLS as well. But, signage can really make a difference and you might catch a Buyer that is not represented, avoiding any commission. Here are a few tips for effective signage. First, you can use a store bought for sale by owner sign, but a more effective sign could be obtained through a sign company. We have used http://signsdirect.com or https://www.bakergraphicsonline.com/ both great solutions. Have your sign made up to be mounted on 4×4 posts or metal sign holders, anchored in the ground, don’t use the wire stands, they are tacky and blow away. We use a new hard plastic sign holder that has been very successful it is called a Realicade sign. Make sure the phone number you are using is large and clearly displayed. Use colors that stand out, Red and White or Yellow and Black have shown to be most effective.
For Sale By Owner sign placement is important
The color, size and clarity of your signage is important and so is placement. If you have a corner lot try to place a sign that is visible from both directions. Check your local ordinances and see if they have any restrictions on sign placement or size. If not, put up two or a wedge sign on the corner. If your For Sale By Owner property is tucked away and your street doesn’t have much traffic on it, consider putting some directional signs out by the main road to let potential buyers know where your home is. Be sure to talk to the property owner for permission to place your sign. Most people are accommodating if asked.