How To Sell Your Home In 5-days! ...

How To Sell Your Home In 5-days! ...

Nobody wants to get stuck with the dead weight that is a house that won't sell. The vagaries of the market coupled with the pressures of getting on to your next living arrangement can be enough to send your blood pressure shooting. But Bill Effros thinks he has just the sword to cut through this real estate Gordian knot. He calls it the 5-Day Method, and it's the subject of How To Sell Your Home in 5 Days.

(How To Sell Your Home In 5-Days by Bill Effros)

Here's the method: On Wednesday, "Run an ad offering your home for 50 percent of what you think it's worth or 'best offer.'" Mention amenities for your home, times for a home opening that weekend, and include the line "Home will be sold Sunday night to the highest bidder." On Saturday and Sunday, show your home. On Sunday night, call everyone who left bids and determine who will pay the most. Take the highest amount, and on Monday, call the settlement agent. Including Monday, that's actually six days, but who's counting?

The bidding process is a little tricky. It's called "round-robin" bidding, and all offers are left on bidding sheets that are open to view by others at the open house. After the home showing, the seller calls the bidders and asks those with low bids if they're willing to top the high bid. Eliminations are made, and the next day, you close with that price (provided you're happy with it).

One of the bonuses touted by the book is never having to set a price for the home — you let the buyer do it. Another is that there's no risk. (You are encouraged to tell everyone who places a bid that it is non-binding.) It utilizes free-market concepts to determine the sale price.

Effros' method is predicated on the idea that the process of selling a home should really be about finding the best buyer — not just any buyer. He says that many homes sell for prices lower than other people would be willing to pay. "You sold to the first bidder, not the high bidder, because you didn't know the true value of your home. You could have sold it for more," Effros chides.

Effros assumes that people will want to bid on a home. Many, I'm sure, would. But there's going to be a lot of potential buyers who are turned off by the whole idea and never even look at the house.

One of the major weak points in the plan is that no mortgage lender will pay more than a house is appraised for. Having someone willing to pay the amount of your wildest dreams is one thing; getting them approved is another. Unless they're paying cash, be realistic. Effros goes so far as to say, "The bid price isn't wrong; the appraiser is wrong." He suggests describing the five-day plan to the appraiser and/or bank to get them to increase the appraisal/alter their stance.

How To Sell Your Home in 5 Days also has a section dedicated to advice that is good for any home seller, whether or not they use the five-day method. Knowing what to fix is especially put under the microscope, summed up in the axiom "Fix nothing unless you're certain you'll get back two dollars for every dollar you spend." (This excludes repairs required by law after a professional inspection.)

Some statements, such as "There are always more people who want to buy homes than there are homes. It's just a question of price," sound a little questionable. The author also claims, "When this book is exactly followed, the 5-Day Method works every time." He adds the caveat: "Alter the method at your own peril

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Interesting

I would love to hear the details if anyone tries this. If this works, and the word gets out, I could be out of buisness!
Al

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I HAVE tried it...

and believe it or not AL - it worked!

Check out the post FIRST DEAL a few threads down. Others have done it too.

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Let it RIDE!

I believe i read this strategy some place before,No names...PFRRN!
The idea i like about this concept is people do not know any better
when they just want to show there A$$, Instead of being business!
What i mean is...By nature we are every competitive for being human,
I believe we just hate to lose!The bidding process would work great.

Randy
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Anita,

can you tell us more about how it worked for you?
Here's some good conversation we had almost a year ago on this
http://www.deangraziosi.com/node/2336
I think Suzanna was one of the only people here at the time that had done one. I still haven't tried it myself.
I would love to hear what kind of response you got and how it all transpired. There's nothing like first-hand experiences to give us confidence in trying something ourselves.

Thanks again for a great post!

Rina

P.S. Thought I'd put a link to the "First Deal" post you mentioned, too, to tie these together. Hope you don't mind.
http://www.deangraziosi.com/node/2752

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re: how it worked

I had never heard of this before until I read Rina and Susannah post on here so i looked into it some more and used this step by step model to do it. My realtor is never surprised by anything I ask him to do or help me do, so he was all for helping.

We listed it with the MLS, (without a realtor) and marketed it aggressively then ook sealed bids. Went over bids, called the highest bidder, which by chance exceeded the sellers reserve and the house was sold almost instantly. The only additional time was waiting for the title company to get of their butts. Part of being able to bid was to attach a prrof of fund letter with broker info included and being able to close in 10 days

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re: how it worked

I had never heard of this before until I read Rina and Susannah post on here so i looked into it some more and used this step by step model to do it. My realtor is never surprised by anything I ask him to do or help me do, so he was all for helping.

We listed it with the MLS, (without a realtor) and marketed it aggressively then ook sealed bids. Went over bids, called the highest bidder, which by chance exceeded the sellers reserve and the house was sold almost instantly. The only additional time was waiting for the title company to get of their butts. Part of being able to bid was to attach a prrof of fund letter with broker info included and being able to close in 10 days

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Cool!!

Anita, did you do this with an ASSIGNMENT?? "exceeded the sellers reserve and the house was sold almost instantly". EXCELLENT idea!!!!

And you didn't even end up doing the round-robin? How much higher was the highest bid than the amount the seller wanted? Closing within 10 days, I'm assuming at least the high bid was for cash. How many others did you have? This would be another great way to add to your buyers' list, as well! Awesome!!

One more question (sorry Smiling ), how did you collect your assignment fee for this one (if I read it right)?

Thanks again!

Rina

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P.S.

Did you do an open house with the bidding sheet, or JUST take sealed bids? So it was more like a silent auction? just curious about all the ways one can go about this.

(Bill Effros is SOOOOOO adament about following this to the T in order for it to work. have you seen his forum??)
Even Dean's 7-Day sale in the book is pretty detailed about the system.
I think I might be brave enough to try it this summer. There seem to be enough buyers now.

Man, REI is exciting!

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THAT TOO!!!!

Eye-wink

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Just thinking.

I was just thinking if it will be a way to do it with a rental income property (duplex) where obviously I have tenants and showing the property maybe will be difficult.
At least I got my money maker between my eyes going.
Thanks for all the info.
Daniel

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In the process of doing a quick sale now!

I recently got the idea for this from Anita (thanks again, Anita), and am in the process of doing a quick sale now. The only difference is that I had to stretch it out to 14 days, because of some circumstances that needed to be worked out.

I'm excited about the possibilities.

Terry

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RE: TERRY

Glad to see that its working out for you. Let us know how it works out and remember what I told you about the lowest bids and thier secondary offers. Much success

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5 day sale

what do you do if you dont get a bid high enough to sell and make a profit. i am speaking legally. if you post it going to the highest bidder and you dont get what you want then you are stuck with a loss?


re: low high bid

thats why you keep a reserve. if it is not met you dont have tosell

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outcome

Hi Terry what ever happened with house and sale

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Chapter 11 of Profit From Real Estate Right NOW

Check out Chapter 11 of Profit From Real Estate Right NOW!

It clearly explains the process of selling the house, acting as a marketing consultant and collecting your fee.

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Licensing

Anyone know if you would need an auctioneer license for this? I know these licenses exist in some state - definitely in MA - but would this marketing strategy fall under that catagory? I presume a licence is needed to perform a forclosure auction, but not sure that this strategy counts?

I hope this question makes sense to someone. Thanks in advance!


5 day sale

This sounds like something I will try I have a house on 5 acrers that I have not been able to move.
Bill


Another question

How do you put a reserve on the piece of property, if you are the owner using this method, w/o a real estate agent?

Bill


Great methods Anita and they work like gangbusters,

If anyone would like further information on how to do this to the extreme, then feel free to read and watch the tutorials on exactly how it's done to a very high level degree, this is free content: http://www.simsprofits.com/?1008344

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Went to an auction done like this...

I know this is an old post, but one of my first experiences looking for my first investment home was attending an "auction" like this. I just followed bandit signs left all over the road selling a home for $17K. This got everyone's attention and I knew it would sell way over that as I had already been bidding on REO's. The "auction" was just a legal pad of paper on a table with all the bids left for everyone to see. Just names and phone numbers. I bid in the morning and came back right before the day ended to see the highest bid and I had the next to highest bid but had my own limit. Two weeks later the guy called me because his first buyer fell through. I declined only because I had just had an offer accepted and couldn't buy two homes. Otherwise, I would have bought it.


forms

this is great I where can I get the bitten forms so I can tray this.


Glad to have found this!

I couldn't find this thread using the search engine. I will delete my post asking for other's who've tried this. Has anyone done this for a FSBO, and as Dean talks about, acted as a marketing consultant? I'm going to read all the links that have been provided here. I see a lot of people selling homes they personally already own, but not acting as a marketing consultant.

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I'll let you know

I'll be doing the Sell in 7 Days format in 2 weeks. The property has been listed with 2 diffrent agents over a 2 yr period, with only 1 offer. The lady who owns the home is estatic. The home was last appraised at $190,000. The house has no mortgage and needs only minor repairs. I will be running ads in the local paper the next 2 wkends along with flooding the local area with flyers and signs. I will be advertising the property on every web-site know to man. This will be a " Reserve " format. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Longhorn


Re: I'll let you know

I wonder how your 7 day auction went? Did it work? How much was the reserve and did it include your fee? I'm sure we all would love to hear a good outcome on this. Thanks in advance. (:


It's a Great way to sell houses!

I actually heard of Bill Effro's book a few years ago. It was a big thing amongst investor for a while. I know a few investors that use this technique. One thing is that you have to be very organized to do it and you have to run the ads in all the major classifieds to have a big outcome, But the benefit is that you can sell for more than your sellers original offer. I thinks it's great! Everyone should try it at least once. When you do... swing big or don't swing at all!

GENIUS


Does this work? If so, how well does it work?

Has anyone tried this method? I know it works for Lease Option buyers.


Bill Effros

I will have to check more into this; sounds very interesting. Not sure I am understanding the steps completely from this thread.

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Great information Anita!

Thank you for sharing Anita! You can never have enough ideas and angles to get a house sold!

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BIDDING PROCESS

IT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD CONCEPT BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T GET ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE AMOUNT YOU NEED FOR THE HOME. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE IT SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SELL IT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER?

THANKS

MICHELLE


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