How to Sell Your House Quickly in the Bay Area

Are you searching for how to sell your house quickly without any hassle? In this article we’ll dive into some ways you can start to look at to sell your house as fast as possible.

There are lots of reasons people need to sell their house fast:

  • need to relocate to another city because of a job change
  • vacant property is being a burden on you
  • divorce
  • financial hardship
  • you inherited a house that you don’t want to keep
  • … among other reasons for needing to sell your house

So, if you’re looking to sell your local house fast (which who wants to sell their house slowly anyway?)… check out some of my tips below in this quick article.  See our more in-depth guide here.

 

Leverage The Web To Get The Word Out

Stats have shown that over 80% of house buyers go to the web first to research and find houses.

 

So if your house isn’t on the web… how are buyers going to find out about your house?

 

There are lots of ways to get your house online. You can list it on websites like Zillow, redfin, Craigslist… or even setup your own website for the property.

 

Then, take that property listing and get it everywhere online that you can. List it on all of the classifieds websites (again, Craigslist, Backpage, etc.).

Total Cost: FREE – Cheap (most routes are free, but some of these sites have paid versions)

Use Facebook To Spread The Word About Your Bay Area House For Sale

One of the best ways to sell a house is through word of mouth.

 

Tell all of your friends and family that you’re selling… and have them tell everyone they know.

 

Also, hop on your Facebook account and share the property listing with your friends and ask them to spread the word for you to all of their friends who may be interested. What you need to do is simply send your link to your Facebook friends.

 

There may be a person in dire need of a house. Besides, you may also get a friend who may link you up with a buyer. The importance of using Facebook over other social networks is that it is free and you only need to be connected to the internet in your computer.

Total Cost:  FREE

Use of Local Dailies (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.)

One of the things we’ll do whenever we need to sell a house fast is also get our property in the local newspaper. It gets your house in front of lots of people… and one place lots of buyers look for houses is in the “homes for sale” section of the paper.  Put your phone number… a link to your online listing if you have one… a picture (ads with pictures get many many more responses than ads without the picture of the house).

 

Add in a few of the best parts about your house… the price… and end with a clear call to action on how they can setup a time to come check your house out.

 

Total Cost: Under $100

Get Your House On The Local MLS

The number one place buyers look for a house is the “multiple listing service”. That’s the fancy name for where houses go when real estate agents “list” a house.

 

A listing for your house will go into a central database that all local real estate agents in our area will have access to… so they can bring their buyers to the houses on the MLS that fit what they’re looking for.

 

You can get your house on the MLS without hiring a real estate agent to sell your house.  Some agents will let you pay a few hundred bucks to just list your house on the MLS for you and take no commission on the sale.

 

Sell Your House To A Reputable Local Property Buyer Like Skye Homes

 

Last, as another option to sell your house… if you really need to sell your home quickly… and don’t have the time or money to use the marketing tips above… you may want to look at getting an offer from a local house buyer like our company, Skye Homes.

We buy houses in and around the Bay Area and can close quickly.

If you want to sell your house and are curious on how the process works… and want to see what we can pay you for your house… you can get that ball rolling in a couple ways.

 

  1. Give us a call today at : We’ll ask a few basic questions about your house… and within 24 hours we’ll make you an offer on your house. No Obligation at all. If the price works for you. Great! We can close on your timeline… in as little as 7 days.
  2. Go fill out this really short and simple form with your basic house info: We’ll evaluate the property as soon as we get it today… then we’ll call you with a formal offer on your house in less than 24 hours.

 

It’s really simple.  You pay no feesNo commissions.

 

We just agree on a price that works for both of us and that’s it.

Let us make you an offer on your house (we buy in other parts of CA as well). You don’t have anything to lose.  And you can have your house sold by this time next week (if you wanted us to close that fast) rather than having to wait months and months to market your house yourself the traditional way.

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Jake Knight has been a residential real estate investor since 2016. He specializes in acquiring and renovating houses in the Bay Area, Sacramento, eventually expanding to over 15+ states. Jake’s prior experience in lending, going back to 2003, laid the foundation for solving complex real estate issues.

Drawing upon his background in assisting sellers with the task of transitioning from a home they have lived in for decades, Jake launched a “senior move management” business in 2021. This company provides valuable support to seniors during the process of packing, coordinating their moves, and downsizing as they transition into senior living communities.

In 2022, Jake expanded his services by becoming a licensed real estate agent in California, providing comprehensive solutions to his seller clients.

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On the other hand, there are some sellers who need a custom solution due to either the property’s condition or the seller’s personal situation, or a combination of the two.

When the property is in really bad shape, they’re likely going to sell to an investor, so it may make sense to save money on commissions and find their own investor.

Some examples of personal situations that we can help with are: hoarding, pre-foreclosure or other financial issues that require a fast home sale, house with non-paying tenants or squatters, severely delinquent property taxes, homeowners who want to rent back the home longer than normal, or sellers who value privacy and/or are embarrassed by their home.

If your seller lead meets these criteria, you should propose the idea of making an introduction to me. You can simply suggest to them that your partner or colleague buys houses and ask if they are interested in speaking with me. Remember, you are not performing real estate agent duties. See our disclaimer below. The main thing to keep in mind at this point is to qualify them as a good fit or not. I can help you with the documentation and process things.