Are you asking, “How do I sell my house in Sarasota?” We are going through some tough economic times and you may find yourself needing to sell your house quickly, even if it is through no fault of your own. Bad things do happen to good people. You could find yourself in a situation such as divorce, losing a job, being transferred on your job, being behind on payments, perhaps even in foreclosure. Maybe you are an investor who owns one or more properties and has a tenant either move out or need to be evicted.
All you want to do is sell your house quickly. What do you do? You really don’t have the time to list the property with a realtor. You can put a for sale sign in your yard, but there are so many other properties for sale in the neighborhood. You may love your house, but will someone else find it as appealing as you do? Will they pick your house instead of one of the other houses.
You ask yourself, “What repairs should I make?” “Should I paint the house?” “Should I change the carpets?” The appliances are old. “Do I replace them?” “Do I want to spend the money to make my house as attractive as possible?” Can you feel the stress building?
When you need to sell your house or an investment property, it can create a great amount of stress. Real estate is not a liquid investment. It is not meant to be sold quickly. A traditional sale could take 6 months to a year to complete. It is very difficult if not impossible to convert it into cash overnight. So what are you to do?
If you have some time, if you have it, you should make the house presentable. Clean up the front of the house. Paint the interior and exterior, if needed. Clean or change the flooring and anything that really needs repair. Keep the house free from clutter. Keep your expenses to a minimum because you will not get back all that you put into repairs. Put a “For Sale by Owner” sign out front and others through the neighborhood. Make up fliers and distribute them. Put an ad in the paper. Put the house on internet sites such as Craigslist. Let everyone you know, know that you are selling your house. This could take some time, but if it all works out, could be beneficial.