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    West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    If interested please send me a personal message & I will provide further details.

    Thanks.


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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    Too bad you can't move it to Davenport or Eldridge. Then I'd be interested


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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    Have you made flyers for your townhome? Posted them anywhere? Have them in front of your house?

    We just sold our Urbandale townhome last Sept. If you want any of the tips and examples that we used to sell it, PM me and I'll send them to you.



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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    We have a great starter house in Beaverdale for sale as well, completely remodeled in 2004. Trying to move to Norwalk, where I coach. 22, I'd be interested in your tips as we are trying to sell on our own so we can keep the asking price down. Email me if interested, I'll link our online page:
    ShopDreamHouse - for sale by owner, fsbo homes, real estate property listings, land for sale, condo for sale - Beaverdale Ranch - Please call for showing.

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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    Quickly...

    Great photos, yet many of the rooms are cluttered. Cluttered rooms don't sell houses. Move some of the furniture into other areas (storage) until you sell it.

    Make sure you put together a flyer for your house and have plenty available for those driving by. I've attached an example of the flyer we created. You'll see the living room photo is cluttered. This is an older one I have here at work - we retook that after getting more education on how to sell it.

    Your best bet is to search the internet and read the FSBO suggestions. Many sites out there with great suggestions.

    And as much as we hated it, advertise it in the paper. That was nearly all the activity we had and how we sold it.

    Price - well, it sells houses and in today's market - you'll likely not get what your house is worth. Also, if another house in your neighborhood is for sale, being the lower priced house helps a ton.

    The mortgage officer we used to finance our new loan helped us a ton. Gave us a sign to use and did the paperwork for the sale. He also gave us a purchase agreement to use when people wanted to make offers. If either of you are still shopping your financing out - I can give you his info. We looked at 5 different places and he was by far the best when it came to rate, service, etc.
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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by soccercy View Post
    We have a great starter house in Beaverdale for sale as well, completely remodeled in 2004. Trying to move to Norwalk, where I coach. 22, I'd be interested in your tips as we are trying to sell on our own so we can keep the asking price down. Email me if interested, I'll link our online page:
    ShopDreamHouse - for sale by owner, fsbo homes, real estate property listings, land for sale, condo for sale - Beaverdale Ranch - Please call for showing.

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    I recommend removing personal effects such as photographs, children's artwork, etc. You want potential buyers to be able to envision themselves living in this house and those items subconsciously say "This is someone else's home."

    You might also consider repainting the nursury to a neutral color, so it can be seen as an office, guest bedroom, or something else that appeals to would-be buyers without toddlers.

    Also, calling it a "Beaverdale Ranch" is a bit confusing and misleading. Beaverdale is known for the "Beaverdale Brick," which is more Cape Cod style and (technically) your address is several blocks outside Beaverdale.

    Sorry to sound critical; just trying to help. Good luck selling your house!


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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    22--Thanks for the suggestions. I am very familiar with real estate transactions and I've got the whole For Sale By Owner thing going: sign & flyers in front of house, signs on major streets nearby & ads in the Register. Where else did you post flyers?


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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    Would your house be suitable for the typical first time home buyer? If so, see what apartment complexes you can get into in your area. Many of them have tack boards. We had a couple lookers from a complex we posted a flyer to. Try local convenience stores and places like that.

    We didn't get a single person from one of the FSBO websites and we had ours listed on 2 or 3 of them - all free I think. Hopefully you'll have better luck there.

    It was our first house that we bought and of course, sold. So I'm by far not an expert. I just listened to people that were experienced in it and did some online research.

    Good luck!



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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    We actually got yelled at for posting at an apartment building, the manager took a tab and called to yell at us.



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    Re: West Des Moines Townhouse 4 Sale By Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by soccercy View Post
    We actually got yelled at for posting at an apartment building, the manager took a tab and called to yell at us.
    It's always good to ask beforehand. :)


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