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How To Draw Attention To Your Real Estate Listing

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Remembering How To Draw Attention To Your Real Estate Listing

The summer slow down is just ahead and with the market in a transitional phase, it’s time to go back to basics to get the job done. If you want to sell your house, now is still a great time to do it. It’s just going to take a little more effort.

Introduction

Selling your home can be a complicated matter. There are probably many things about the home selling market that you do not even know about. You cannot control the market, but you can control your listing.

Staging

Staging your home for sale, especially if it is vacant, is a great way to get a higher asking price and to generate more interest in your home. Staging is when you have someone come in and arrange furniture, paint walls, and place accents that give your home a broad appeal and make it look nicer than it really is.

Listing Price

Make sure to settle on a listing price that is competitive, even marking your residence down lower than other homes in the area. This will get the attention of buyers who are searching for a good deal and may help you get more for your home by igniting a bidding war. Yes, bidding wars are still common.

Paint

When preparing to sell your home, a little bit of paint can be a great improvement and increase the selling price. Choose neutral but not plain colours, to make the rooms feel bright, clean and happy. Match colours as best you can with each other and also, with the feel of the house. Warm greys seem still to be popular.

Flexibility

Selling a home at this time of year may become rather difficult as the market is slowing for the season. Parents do not want to pull their kids out of one school and make them start in another. Be flexible when accepting offers during this time of year or you could find your home still on the market, come next spring.

Comparables

When listing your home on the real estate market to sell, make sure to take the time to learn what houses that are comparable to yours has sold for. Finding the right asking price can enhance or deter potential buyers. This could mean the difference between your house being on the market for a week, a month or even longer.

Upgrades

Look to your neighbours when considering what upgrades to make in your home prior to sale. If your neighbours all have stainless steel appliances, then buyers will expect that same amenity in your home. If you put in an upgrade that none of the homes in your area have, don’t expect to get that money back.

Negotiation

If you are working with a home buyer personally, do not let him or her in on any information about your move. This information could be used against you in negotiations that are held in the future. If they know about how anxious you are to get out of the home, they are less likely to come down on the asking price.

Conclusion

As was stated at the beginning of the article, selling your home can be complicated, especially if you do not understand the process. The above article gave you some helpful advice about home selling. The next time you are going to put your home on the market, use this advice.