After I decided to put up my apartment for sale, I saw several real estate agents just to get the feel of things. They all told me that my apartment is only worth so much so much, blah blah blah and that they had several buyers who wanted to look at the place.
Eventually I decided to sell it on my own without going through an agent (cos’ I was stingy and didn’t want to pay 2% agent fees!) I also felt that an agent could not give me enough value added service since I understood the process well enough and since I had no intention of passing the keys to any one of them, I would still have to go through the trouble of showing potential buyers personallly.
And so having made that decision, I went to Ace Hardware and bought a “For Sale” sign. I also made another homemade sign myself and stuck them on the window and front balcony door of the apartment.
Guess what? I received my first call, while I was driving away from the apartment and by the end of the first week I had received about 18 calls and made several viewing appointments with a few prospective buyers.
I received an offer plus a counter offer from two different parties within that week and cancelled the viewing appointment with the rest.
I’ll talk about the two offers inÂ my next blog post.