Check out a new site to find Orange Park Homes for Sale and Business Postings

Check out the newest site to find Homes for Sale in Orange Park, FL. Not only can you find great deals on Foreclosures, Short Sales, Seller owned houses, and REO’s, you can also post and find homes that are for sale by owner.

If you are a business owner you can also post you business on the website for fee. Check out for more details.

Tips to sell your home on your own. For Sale By Owner

I understand that many people try to sell their own homes before selecting an agent. I understand the thinking behind it so I wanted to post a few tips to help you get the home marketed in a effective manner. Feel free to check them out and let me know if you have any questions.

Tips on Selling Your Home Yourself

Set your price

  • Research on the Internet
  • Look at what “comparable” homes for sale in your area “sold” for
  • View the homes that are currently for sale so you can compare their price

Make Sure your Home is in great “showing condition”

  • Consult a professional home stager or a friend that you will not be offended by


  • Display a FOR SALE sign in your yard, if in Oakleaf Plantation it must meet the Association requirements.
  • Create a FULL COLOR fact sheet including multiple photos and necessary info Make several hundred COLOR copies to display at your WORK, in local SUPERMARKETS and other High Visibility Locations.
  • Run daily and Sunday Ads in the local papers,
  • Deliver fact sheets to your local real estate offices and let them know if you co-op.
  • Create a Website for your home and list the address on all advertising materials

Return all calls to Interested Buyers Promptly

  • Make appointments to see them as quickly as possible. If they are looking at your house, they are also looking at others. Be available, days, nights and weekends to show your house. Constantly monitor your market and be ready to adjust to the trends. For your own safety and security, try to pre-qualify buyers before you invite them into your home. Ask questions over the phone, including:
  • How will they pay for the home?
  • Can they get a mortgage?
  • Are they pre-qualified for a mortgage?
  • Do they need to sell their home before they can buy?
  • Is the buyer of their home a qualified buyer?

Find a Lawyer to draft Contracts and Closing Documents

If you use all of these tips you will have a better chance at selling your own home than just placing a sign in the front yard, especially while there are hundreds of other homes on the market in the surrounding areas. If you are having a hard time getting your home sold and you would like some professional advice please feel free to give me a call and I will give you an honest opinion. In most cases a REALTOR can get you more money for your home that you can by selling it your self. Some buyers feel more comfortable dealing with their own REALTOR who can give them representation and look out for them throughout a transaction. More times than not, a For Sale By Owner transaction will fall apart and not make it to the closing table due to complications that can arise.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mike Schwiebert, REALTOR
INI Realty Investments, Inc.