You should decide on how quickly you want to sell your home. Do you have another place to live in the mean time? This will help you decide on an advertising budget. If you have to move quickly then you may want to invest money immediately in marketing. Otherwise you can spread out your marketing funds over a longer period of time.
A large attractive lawn sign is by far your cheapest form of advertising and one of the most effective. Studies indicate that 50-60 % of home buyers noticed lawns signs before any other forms of advertising. If the lawn sign has the words FOR SALE BY OWNER on it, then potential buyers may feel like there is a chance to save money. Also include your phone number as well as this website so buyers will know where to go for more information.
Putting ads in local newspapers is another option but a more costly one.
Print of highlight sheets with information on your property. Post these in various areas throughout the community.
Plan on having open houses. This provides the means to allow potential buyers the opportunity to view your property.
The use of the internet has skyrocketed for advertising realestate in recent years. Over half of all buyers use internet resources the help purchase a home.