How to Sell a House By Owner

Step by step guide to sell a home without a real estate agent

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Want to Sell Your House By Owner?

Perhaps you’re thinking about selling your home because you are ready to downsize, relocate, or you need more space. Whatever your reason is, it’s essential to prepare for the sale process. It can be both stressful and emotional since you may have a sentimental connection to your home — and because it’s likely your most significant investment.

There’s no doubt about it; selling a house comes with its challenges. But thousands of people do it every month. And once you know the process, it’s very doable. It would be best if you had a strategy, and that’s what we’re providing here. With the help of contributors, this website will help to guide you step by step to sell your home without a real estate agent.

Let’s get started!

Step 1

Research Your Market

Why do you need to research when you want to sell a home? So that your lack of knowledge won’t trip you up. You do all your research to build to that final moment when you deliver the home to your buyer. Researching allows you to price the home correctly and understand how your property stacks up against others in the market.

Step 2

Getting the House Ready

After doing your homework on the value of your home by researching the local housing market, you need to get the house ready to sell. But there are some critical steps to take to increase the chances of receiving a good offer from a buyer. From cleaning and decluttering to staging and depersonalizing, here are the things you need to do to get your house ready to sell.

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This FREE eBook contains step by step instructions on selling your house without a real estate agent, including instructions on how to research, market, prepare the house for sale, and negotiate the contract.

Step 3

Marketing Your House

Successful marketing of the house involves implementing innovative and strategic real estate marketing ideas. This will give you an advantage over the competition, help you generate leads, and convert those leads into prospects. Let’s take a look at these incredible ways to get your house ready to sell.

Step 4

Dealing with Offers

When a buyer proposes an offer, you can accept or deny it or make a counteroffer stating what can change for it to be acceptable. It’s then up to the buyer to accept or refuse your counteroffer or make another counteroffer to the new terms.

Join Others Selling By Owner

We compiled a list of online groups of people also selling their homes by owner. Joining will give you new tips, ideas, and the ability to chat with others also selling a home without a Realtor!

Step 5

Inspections & Appraisals

Unless you’re selling your home to a cash buyer, you should expect that your buyer will conduct an inspection and an appraisal of the property. An appraisal is necessary to ensure the home’s worth matches its assumed value. It is required by lenders for making loan approvals. In this section we will discuss ways to prepare for both to ensure that you have the best shot at getting favorable results from these pivotal events.

Step 6


The closing date is when the entire sale transaction is officially completed. Here we discuss the the things to consider on the day of closing, including the closing statement, walk through, the documents you sign and possession of the property.

In Conclusion…

Our non-profit is here to help make sure you have all of the information and tools necessary to sell your own house with confidence. We take you step by step through the same process professional home buying companies use when they sell a home. It starts with researching the market and how the home fits into the market. Then, it’s important to get the house ready to sell by making the necessary repairs. At this point, it’s time to put together a marketing plan to target the best buyer for the home. Finally, prepare for the inspections and appraisals that come with most buyers before closing.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Please email us at with any questions you have any we’ll be happy to help.

Where to Next?

Step 1: Research

Step 2: Get House Ready

Step 3: Marketing