Selling your home can be made much easier by utilizing online tools like Trulia. If you’re selling your home through a real estate agent, he or she will handle listing your home for sale on websites like these. However, as online resources make selling a home much easier, many homeowners are choosing to sell their home on their own.
If you want to list your home for sale on Trulia, the process is, fortunately, fairly simple. Just follow a few simple steps.
Why Use Trulia?
Online real estate listing websites make it easy for sellers to find buyers passively while allowing buyers to view photos, videos, and 3D walkthroughs of homes. These tools make the selling process go much faster than normal by allowing buyers to make a list of potential homes from the comfort of their own home.
Are You Selling or Listing Your Home for Rent?
Trulia is Owned by Zillow
Just to clear things up before you begin, Zillow finalized the acquisition of Trulia in 2015. So, in order to list your home for sale on Trulia, you will have to go through Zillow.
This doesn’t change anything about the listing process. However, to avoid confusion, you should be aware that Trulia will redirect you to its partner site when trying to list a home for sale.
Post Your Home for Sale by Owner
Once you’ve decided to sell your home through Trulia, you should begin the process by going to Zillow and posting your home for sale by owner rather than by agent. All you have to do to begin is fill out and confirm the address of the property you’re attempting to sell.
Then follow these steps:
1. Set Your Price
First, you need to choose your price. This should have been determined before you decided to list and should reflect the current value of your home. Since this listing will be posted online, you have to consider that, instead of negotiating, many buyers will pass up your listing if the price is too high rather.
2. Add a 3D Tour
One of the incredible features of Trulia and Zillow is that they allow listings to include 3D home tours. This allows potential buyers to take a virtual walkthrough of your home and give them a better sense of what it would really be like to live there. While this is not required, you should consider adding a 3D tour to your listing.
1. Upload Video
Next, you’ll have the option to upload a video of your home. Many buyers will appreciate this addition as a video can be more immersive than photos.
2. Add Photos
Then, you’ll need to add photos. Ideally, you should hire a professional real estate photographer to take photos of your home so that buyers can have a proper look into your home.
3. Share Details
Then, the Zillow listing form will ask you to include any relevant details. These details include, but are not limited to:
- Home Type
- Beds & Baths
- Lot Size
- Square Feet
- HOA Dues
You should be sure to fill out all fields in this section.
Lastly, you should include any additional relevant information. You’ll have the option to schedule an open house to encourage potential buyers to come visit in-person. You can also add your contact information and add a list of amenities that your home has.
Listing your home on Trulia is incredibly easy and is a great way to expand the reach of your home listing. Taking advantage of online real estate websites is a great way to sell your home while minimizing your stress.