3 tips for selling a home online

Kapil EdkeThere are many things a home seller can do when selling a home on the market. A home seller can contact and hire a real estate agent to have them sell the home for them or they can go it alone and try to sell them house themselves. If a home seller makes the decision to do the latter- i.e. sell the house themselves- then one of the best ways to do this is to put the house online, advertise the heck out of it, and make the sell from strictly online techniques. There are a million ways in which a home seller can sell their home online, and some are much more effective than others. It does take a lot of work to sell a home in any manner, and while the internet makes selling a home technically more easy, it is still not that easy.


There is a lot a person needs to know when selling their home, and there is a lot of footwork that should be done in order to not only sell the home, but to sell the home as quickly as you want, and for as much money as you want. If you do not think you have enough time to dedicate to selling the home, or do not have the knowledge and skills and dedication to see it through, then you would probably be much better off hiring a professional real estate agent, who will do all of that hard work for you.


Selling a home online tip #1. Post home ads on all the major real estate states

The first thing you need to do is increase the online presence of your home. You should make an advertisement, which describes the home, the location, has pictures and names the price. The more information you include, the more likely the home is to be noticed and therefore sold. The most important thing is to post the ad on the 5 major real estate websites, which will give your home and the advertisement the most online exposure. The top 5 real estate sites are the following:

1.   Yahoo! Real Estate

2.   Realtor.com

3.   Zillow.com

4.   Trulia.com

5.   MSN Real Estate


Selling a home online tip #2. Photos, photos, photos

These days, most potential home buyers are foregoing to drive-bys of homes, and instead are relying on photos available of the home online. Thus, it is important to provide as many photos of the inside and outside of the home as possible, and to also organize a virtual tour of the home online- if possible.


Selling a home online tip #3. Declutter the home

Now, when it comes to getting buyers enticed online, it is time to impress them in person. Thus, it is important to clean up the home and make it presentable.


Clyde is a freelance writer for many real estate sites, and is currently writing about the Indianapolis real estate scene.