Sell Your House With Owner Financing
The economic shifts we’ve witnessed in recent years have led to an increase in the number of homeowners who are learning that there are new options for selling their homes that weren’t previously available. You are no longer required to sell through an agent — you can sell on your own or even take seller financing if you so choose. In this blog post, we’ll take you step-by-step through the process of selling a house using owner financing in Georgia.
Step 1: Determine whether you own the house outright or if you still owe money on it.
Some states restrict the ability to offer owner financing if you have a mortgage on your property (but you can in other states). It is necessary to determine whether you have a mortgage in order to move on.
Step 2: Consult with an experienced real estate attorney for assistance in drafting an agreement.
In the case of seller financing, you are essentially acting in the capacity of a financial institution. You will get a down payment from the buyer, who will subsequently make regular monthly payments to you until the house is paid off, after which it will become their property. So consult with an experienced real estate attorney to ensure that you are protected and that you are complying with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations while also safeguarding yourself! (If you require the name of a reputable real estate attorney, please contact us and we will make the necessary introductions.)
Step 3: Market your home both online, offline, and any way possible.
Once you have all of your papers in order, you will be able to advertise that you are selling your home. Make it known to others that you are able to provide seller financing. When it comes to marketing, there is no limit to how much you should do – the more you can do, the better.
Step 4: Consult with prospective buyers
As potential buyers become interested in your home as a result of your marketing efforts, collaborate with them to walk them through it. When someone makes an offer on your home, you should negotiate the price and terms with them in order to create a win-win situation for all parties. When you and the buyer have reached an agreement, sign the paperwork.
Step 5: Collect the down payment and turn the keys over to the buyer.
As soon as you have reached an agreement on a price and signed the necessary paperwork, collect the down payment and hand over the keys. In most cases, you will continue to own the house and collect payments until the house is completely paid off, at which point ownership will be transferred to the purchaser.