HGTV expert's top tips to sell your home — without a real estate agent

Five Things Your Real Estate Agent Won't Tell You
Five Things Your Real Estate Agent Won't Tell You

If you're an HGTV fan, chances are good that you're familiar with the series "Income Property" and its host, Scott McGillivray. On the show, McGillivray helps homeowners turn portions of their houses into rental apartments that will offset their mortgages. In real life, McGillivray — who is a licensed contractor and real estate investor — has completed more than 100 real estate transactions.

When it comes to selling a home, he notes that taking the traditional route of hiring a real estate agent can be expensive. Selling a home on your own lets you keep more of the profits in your own pocket, provided that you can avoid costly missteps.

"You should keep as much money as possible when selling home," said McGillivray. "Even an amateur is going to be surprised at how effective they can be if they follow a system."

Here are the steps McGillivray recommends if you want to sell your home on your own.

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This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: HGTV Expert's Top Tips to Sell Your Home — Without a Real Estate Agent

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