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Do you need to sell your home in order to take a new job? Are you wanting to move to a larger place but afraid you will lose too much money selling your current place? Is there a dream you're wanting to pursue but a hefty mortgage payment is holding you back?
Then I have information that you need!
In a typical real estate transaction involving an agent for the seller and an agent for the buyer, the total commission paid to the agencies is 6%. While it may appear that only the seller is paying this fee, both parties are shouldering it because the price has been raised to accommodate the commission amount. The buyer ends up paying too much, and the seller ends up making too little.
The obvious solution is to cut out the real estate agents and sell the house By Owner. But how can that be done? Maybe people are just simply afraid to tackle the process on their own, thinking that it must be very complicated and expensive.
In this course, I will show you how my husband and I were able to sell our home through the power of social media - Facebook, in particular. Instead of paying $9000 in commission, we paid only $750. Our total cost of advertising (including everything down to the printer ink) was less than $100, so altogether we paid less than $900 selling our house - a savings of over $8000.
Obviously, I can't guarantee that you will have the same results. Every market is different, and every home is different. But isn't it worth a try to potentially save thousands of dollars? What could you do with that extra money?
Want to know what we did and how you, too, can successfully sell your house yourself? Enroll today!
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|Section 1: Yes, it's possible!|
This is the story of all of the houses my husband and I have bought and sold over the years and the lessons that we have learned. It's a bit lengthy, but I hope it will give you a better glimpse into who I am and what I hope that you will gain from this course.
|Section 2: Preparing to Sell|
When selling a home by owner (FSBO), it is critical to understand the current market well so that you can price your house competitively. In this lecture, I'll give you some tips for how to do just that.
Second only to setting the correct asking price, making good pictures (and plenty of them!) will be critical to your success. In this lecture, we'll take a look at some real-life examples of what to do AND what not to do.
Depending on your location, drive-by traffic may be a very important part of your advertising plan. Having the right information easily available for potential buyers is crucial. In this lecture, I'll discuss some best practices.
To be able to compete with homes listed on the MLS, it is very beneficial to have a website for your house. If you've never created a website before, that may sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be. I'll show you how to easily set one up in just a few minutes.
|Section 3: The Process of Promoting|
This is the shortest lecture of the course, but it contains one of THE KEYS to our success in selling a house on Facebook.
|Lecture 7||2 pages|
When trying to sell a home yourself, it may seem counter-intuitive to work with a real estate agent, but here are some thoughts I want you to consider.
Obviously, I highly recommend posting your house for sale on Facebook. But where else might you consider advertising?
|Lecture 9||3 pages|
After you've done the hard work of advertising your home and you have a potential buyer standing at your front door, how can you continue helping that person fall in love with your house?
|Section 4: Conclusion|
A Win-Win Scenario
Hi everyone! (Or Hey Y'all for any fellow Southerners!) My name is Laura Baggett. I am a math professor and a homeschool mom. I have a BS in Math from Auburn University (War Eagle!) and an MS in Applied Math from Georgia Tech. Including two years as a graduate teaching assistant at Georgia Tech, I have almost 14 years of experience teaching math at the college level, including 4 years as a full-time instructor. I have taught courses ranging from College Arithmetic to Differential Equations. I've been teaching online for Kaplan University since April 2010.
I have been homeschooling my children for the past 4 years. My goal is to give parents - homeschool moms, in particular - the tools, confidence, and motivation for conquering math themselves and teaching it to their children.
I grew up in Hartselle, Alabama, a small town roughly halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville. I have been married to my husband, David, for 16 years, and we have two children: Nathan is 9, and Megan is 6. My "main" job is being a stay-at-home, homeschool Mom, and I love that teaching online allows me to be at home with them. When I'm not cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, teaching my children or going to church, I ... well, that's pretty much all I do! But I also enjoy playing the piano, reading (especially Jane Austen), writing, and speaking. I'm also a huge SEC football fan, and I love 80's music. :)
I have traveled to 49 states (still lack Alaska!) and 11 different countries. We have moved 13 times over the past 16 years!Most recently, we moved from Arkansas to Northwest Georgia. My husband is a prosthetist/orthotist, which means he makes artificial limbs and braces, and most of the moves have been for his education and job. Thank goodness teaching online is "portable!"
Well, that's probably more than you ever wanted to know about me. :) I am really looking forward to getting to know each of you during the course.