How To Sell My House in Harrisburg: Complete Guide

Want to sell your house in Harrisburg?


In this guide, we’re going to teach you everything you need to know in order to find an agent, list your home, and get it sold as quickly as possible.

We’ll even show you a way to sell your home for a fair cash price, as-is, in just a couple of weeks!

So let’s dive right in.

3 Ways To Sell Your Home in Harrisburg: Which Way is Right For You?

There are three different ways that you can sell your home in Harrisburg.

1. How To Sell With a Real Estate Agent in Harrisburg

The first is by selling on the MLS through a real estate agent. This is the most common way to go, but it’s also the most expensive and it will usually take months until closing. Not only do you have to repair and upgrade your home to meet market standards, but you also have to chip in for closing costs and for real estate agent fees.

Going the traditional route can quickly end up costing 6% to 8% of the sale price of the home.

(On a $250,000 home, that’s about $15,000!)

Additionally, the average home on the MLS takes 65-93 days to sell (according to Zillow).

Still, if you have plenty of time and money on your hands, then you might consider going this route.

Your first step is to find a trustworthy and reputable real estate agent to work with.

The easiest way to do this is simply to Google search for “Best real estate agents in Harrisburg”

You’ll find tons of top performers in your community. If the real estate agent owns a business, then you’ll even be able to check reviews… which we highly recommend doing.

After you’ve found someone you’re interested in working with, give ‘em a call and get to know them. You can tell a lot just from having a phone conversation.

If you agree to work with them, they’ll guide you through the rest of the process!

2. How To Sell FSBO in Harrisburg

The second option is to sell as for-sale-by-owner. That way, you won’t have to pay agent fees. However, you’ll still have to pay closing costs and if you want to list on the MLS, then you’ll also need to repair and upgrade your home to meet market standards.

The worst part about selling FSBO, though, is the time it takes.

FSBO homes take an average of 68 days longer to sell than those that have a real estate agent, according to Brandon Gaille.

If you have a lot of time on your hands, though, and want to avoid agent costs, then you might consider going this route.

FSBO is definitely the most involved method. You’ll need to…

  • Determine The Market Value of Your Home
  • Get an Appraisal
  • Prepare Your Home For Selling (Clean, Repair, and Upgrade)
  • Market Your Home (MLS, Signage, Open Houses, etc.)

We won’t go into the details of each of those steps here, but you can learn tons with some simple Google searches. 🙂

3. How to Sell To a Professional Homebuyer in Harrisburg

The third option is to sell to as-is for cash to a professional homebuyer. Professional homebuyers (like us over at Riverwalk Property Solutions!) can purchase your property as-is for cash… and we can close in as little as two weeks.

We’ll even pay all closing costs!

Sound too good to be true?

Well, just like you benefit from selling your home quickly for cash, our business benefits as well. It allows us to keep cash-flow going and to expand our real estate portfolio.

Win, win!

And it’s actually really dead simple. Just give us a call at (717) 200-8875 and we’ll ask you some questions and walk you through the details.

Here’s a brief overview of how our process works…

  1. Give us a call at (717) 200-8875 and we’ll ask you some simple questions about the property you’re thinking of selling.
  2. We’ll schedule a time to come see the property in person so that we can make you a fair cash offer.
  3. Within 48 hours, we will call you with our no-obligation offer! You are free to accept it, negotiate it, or outright reject it. We’ve got thick skin 😉
  4. If we come to an agreement, then we’re able to close in as little as two weeks. You don’t have to make any repairs or updates to the home and you don’t even have to pay closing costs!

(Also, there are absolutely NO HIDDEN FEES)

Our goal is simply to keep our business running — because we love what we do — and to help people in the process.

If you want to learn more, give us a call at (717) 200-8875 and let’s chat.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Who we are:

Riverwalk Property Solutions mission is to facilitate the best option for South Central, Pa residents looking to sell their properties.

Dylan Thomas

Dylan and Phoebe Thomas

Hello! My name is Dylan and I am the founder of Riverwalk Property Solutions! I was born and raised right here in beautiful Pa. I played soccer and baseball during my high school career capping it off with a PIAA soccer State Title. After high school, I moved to Breckenridge, Colorado to pursue my dream of becoming a professional snowboarder. I traveled the globe for 6 years competing in the top level snowboard slopestyle contests. I was ranked 28th in the world and was able to compete in Team USA’s Olympic selection events for the 2018 South Korea Olympics. I missed representing Team USA by 2 spots, but I was able to cheer on my best friends as they competed and represented our great country.

In 2018 I met my amazing wife, Phoebe at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa where my brother also attended college. She graduated in 2018 with her bachelors in Early Childhood Education K-4th with Special Ed certifications from Messiah. In 2019 Phoebe taught Special Ed in the Carlisle School District. Now in 2020 she has transferred to the PennDelco School District where she teaches 1st-3rd grade Special Ed. We were married in June of 2020 and enjoy traveling and exploring new places together, while continuing to grow in our marriage.

I found Riverwalk Property Solutions with one intention. I want to build strong, positive, and long lasting relationships in my South Central Pa communities. I love to meet new people and provide them with a fast, simple, and streamlined selling process. I pride myself in my companies systems that take all the stress, headaches, and pressures of selling your house away. I am honored every time one of my fellow community members grants me the opportunity to work with them on their particular real estate situation. I love to help create custom tailored solutions that will best suit your needs. Even if my company is not your best option, I will always help my fellow community members by providing them recommendations for Real Estate Agents, contractors, banks/lending institutions, property managers, and more!

On behalf of Phoebe and myself, as well as our office staff, I thank you for allowing us at Riverwalk Property Solutions the opportunity to serve you.

About Riverwalk Property Solutions

We provide win-win solutions to help homeowners get out of their sticky situations… like foreclosure, owning a burdensome property, probate, or anything else. At Riverwalk, we focus on providing you with a solution to your situation so you can continue to do the things you love.

Riverwalk Property Solutions is a real estate solutions company with offices in Harrisburg and West Chester, Pa.  We’re a family-owned business and focus on helping homeowners like you find solutions for your problem whether you’re going through a foreclosure, can’t sell your property, or just need to sell your house for all kinds of reasons.

How We Work With Homeowners

If you have any questions about how we work, what the process of selling a house or having us help you avoid foreclosure, or just want to learn more about us… don’t hesitate to contact us anytime!

Call Riverwalk Today! (717) 200-8875

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