Maintaining a home can feel like a job in and of itself. Paying for repairs can create even more stress, especially in Southern California where the cost for everything is high. When other life circumstances create an even greater squeeze, you may simply decide it’s finally time to sell your Orange County home.
You hear it on the news and might have even seen the evidence around town: San Diego’s real estate scene is hot with home buyers clamoring to get in. That may be good news for sellers who don’t have old homes that need repairs or who haven’t received new military orders and, therefore, need to unload their houses fast. But, for you, it triggers stress and even a little doubt. You can’t afford the money or time it takes to market your home with a real estate agent in the hopes you’ll get a fast and fair price.
Selling your home without an agent is a great way to cut costs, especially when you consider that most REALTORS® charge thousands of dollars in fees. But selling a home “by owner” in San Diego comes with its own set of hassles. And there’s no guarantee that the sale won’t still drag on for months.
There are steps you can take, however, to get the process started. There are even ways to reduce the stress of getting your home sold fast and for a fair price. Here’s what you can do: