Before setting a price for your home but sure to complete a comparative marketing analysis. Knowing what homes are selling for within your neighborhood is vital to setting a list price to sell your home. It is essential to attracting buyer’s and keeping your home selling within the market timeframe.
Sellers often believe they start with a higher asking price and lower it later if the house doesn’t sell. Pricing above the current market couldn’t be the furthest from the truth. Listing the homes above the market often results in a slower sale and sometimes even at a lower price. The first 2-3 weeks of activity of your house being on the market is always the best activity you’re going to have.
Prospective buyers form an opinion the moment they spot the home. Driving up to a home and walking into the front door sets the home buyer’s expectations. Adding new sod, planting flowers, painting the front door or replacing the mailbox can make a huge difference in the buyer’s opinion.
Your home must look current as other homes on the market and what’s in style. New fixtures, cleaned flooring, fresh paint and landscaping are all fairly easy and affordable updates.
The fewer things in the home, the larger it will look, so remove excess furniture and knickknacks. Take down family photos, religious and political items so prospective buyers can focus on the homes features and envision themselves living there and not be distracted by your personal items.
Stage the home to show rooms as they are intended to be used. Prospective buyers want to know how a space is to be used to envision their furniture in the home.
Flexibility is key…the more flexible you are with visits; the more people will be able to see your home. Be ready for prospective buyers to visit your home early in the morning, at night and weekends, with little notice. Leave the home when the house is being shown so would be buyers can feel free to move about without feeling like intruders and discuss the home’s pros and cons honestly. Doing so will greatly increase the chances for a quick sell.
Unfortunately, not all prospective homes buyers are pet lovers. To avoid a prospective buyer from not purchasing your homes because of pets, remove the pet and their items from plain view during showings.
Statistically over 86% of homes buyers start their search online. It’s important to have your home on all major online portals. This is usually done by your real estate agent “me” to ensure your home reaches as many potential buyers as possible.
As previously mentioned most buyer’s start their search online and decide which homes they want to see based on photos. You will want great photos that will highlight your home features.
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