Are you worried on how to sell your house quickly in Austin without any hassle?
In this article, I’ll delve into some ways you can start to look at to sell your local house more quickly.
There are lots of reasons people need to sell their house fast.
For instance, some of these reasons may include:
- need to relocate to another city because of a job change
- your behind on payments
- vacant property is being a burden on you
- damage was done to the house such as fire, mold or bad foundation
- financial hardship due to job loss
- you inherited a house that you don’t want to put money into or hold onto
- … and the list goes on. There are many reasons why you may need to sell your house quickly in Austin.
So, if you’re looking to sell your local house fast (which who wants to sell their house slowly anyway?)… check out some of my tips below in this quick article.
Leverage The Internet To Spread The News About Your Home
Stats have shown that over 80% of house buyers go to the web first to research and find houses.
So if your house isn’t on the web… how are buyers going to find out about your house?
There are lots of ways to get your house online. You can list it on websites like Zillow, Redfin, Craigslist… or even setup your own website for the property on siytes such as WordPress.com, Strikingly.com and many other Web 2.0 sites.
Then, take that property listing and get it everywhere online that you can. List it on all of the classifieds websites (again, Craigslist, Select Dealz, etc.).
Total Cost: FREE – Cheap (most routes are free, but some of these sites have paid versions)
Use Facebook To Spread The Word About Your Austin House For Sale
One of the best ways to sell a house is through word of mouth.
Tell all of your friends and family that you’re selling… and have them tell everyone they know.
Also, hop on your Facebook account and share the property listing with your friends and ask them to spread the word for you to all of their friends who may be interested. What you need to do is simply send your link to your Facebook friends.
There may be a person in dire need of a house. Besides, you may also get a friend who may link you up with a buyer. The importance of using Facebook over other social networks is that it is free and you only need to be connected to the internet on your computer.
There are several Facebook groups who have pages which allow you to list your home for sale. It’s a great opportunity to gain exposure for your house and it’s free.
Facebook Ads and Boosts have become a popular way of marketing just about everything including homes for sale. You can place a post on your page and “Boost” it to gain even more attention. You can even narrow down certain demographic data to have the post boosted to certain zip codes, people with children, etc.
You can boost a post for as little as $10.00 and the post will run for up to 7 days. Facebook Ads do the same thing but can be far much better with even more specific demographics. They are similar to Google’s Adwords. Be prepared to fork over at least $100.00 to get started but you can set a daily spend limit.
Total Cost: FREE and PAID
Use of Local Advertising (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.)
In the past, one of the things we’ll do whenever we need to sell a house fast is also getting our property in the local newspaper. Prior to the explosion of the internet, print advertising was the way to go. You can use the local paper for placing your ad in for the sale of your home, however, the results will not be the same as it was before. This option may work better in smaller towns but in the Austin TX area, you would be spending time and money that would be suited elsewhere in your advertising ventures. If you still want to go this route then make sure you follow some simple guidelines. Put your phone number… a link to your online listing if you have one… a picture (ads with pictures get many many more responses than ads without the picture of the house).
Add in a few of the best parts about your home… the selling price… and make sure to end with a clear call to action on how they can schedule a time to come check your house out.
Total Cost: Under $125
Get Your House On The Local Austin Texas MLS
The number one place buyers look for a house is the “multiple listing service” (MLS). That’s the fancy name for where houses go when real estate agents “list” a house.
A listing for your house will go into a central database that all local Austin real estate agents in our area will have access to… so they can bring their buyers to the houses on the MLS that fit what they’re looking for. The fees for working with a realtor can certainly add up. Check out this comparison chart to see what you might spend
You can get your house on the MLS without hiring a real estate agent to sell your house. Some agents will let you pay a few hundred bucks to just list your house on the MLS for you and take no commission on the sale.
Sell Your House To A Reputable Local Property Buyer Like Zit Buys Homes LLC
Last, as another option to sell your house… if you really need to sell your Austin.
We buy houses in and around Austin Texas, and can close quickly.
If you want to sell your house and are curious on how the process works… and want to see what we can pay you for your house… you can get that ball rolling in a couple ways.
- Give us a call today at (512) 825-2525: We’ll ask a few basic questions about your house… and within 24 hours we’ll make you an offer on your house. No Obligation at all. If the price works for you. Great! We can close on your timeline… in as little as 7 days.
- Go fill out this really short and simple form with your basic house info: We’ll evaluate the property as soon as we get it today… then we’ll call you with a formal offer on your house in less than 24 hours.
It’s really simple. You pay no fees. No commissions.
We just agree on a price that works for both of us and that’s it.
Let us make you an offer on your Austin area house (we buy in other parts of Texas as well). You don’t have anything to lose. And you can have your house sold by this time next week (if you wanted us to close that fast) rather than having to wait months and months to market your house yourself the traditional way.