How To Sell Your Home
Selling real estate can be a daunting task, especially in the current market environment. Many people think they will have to take huge cuts on the value to be able to sell. But, that is not necessarily true. Read the tips in this article to improve your chances of success!
Before you put your home on the market, you need to make sure it is in the best shape possible. There is no need to do expensive upgrades.
Get rid of clutter. This will make the home look larger.
Do simple repairs. If you have been ignoring a broken kitchen drawer, then now is the time to fix it.
Paint any areas that need it.
Mow the lawn and plant some flowers. Make the most of what you have to capture and keep a buyer’s interest.
A picture is worth a thousand words
Although this is the job of your realtor, you should still make sure that photos of your home look good when you are trying to sell. These photos are a first impression for your buyer and you want to be sure that it shows properly. Look at other properties and compare your photo style to theirs. Make sure that the photos shown are good room photos and not just pictures of furniture in a room. You will have more of an interest in your property with the proper photos. Remember, the first viewing of your house will likely be online.
Encourage multiple offers
Bidding wars sometimes can be to your advantage. If you choose a selling price that is comparable to other properties in the area, you are more likely to attract serious inquiries. A bidding war from multiple buyers can result in you getting a high selling price.
No dogs allowed
If you know that you have a pet that can be aggressive at times, then it may be a good idea to find somewhere else for them to be when you are showing your home. Having your pet attack someone would definitely make a potential buyer decide not to make a purchase.
This is key
If you are comfortable with allowing potential buyers into your home while you are away, consider allowing your real estate agent to install a lock-box. A copy of your house key will be placed into a locked receptacle attached to the front door; the agent is the only person who can unlock the receptacle and gain entry into your house. By allowing home shoppers to view the inside of the home, you are increasing exposure and are more likely to find a buyer.
Less stuff, more room
To make your home more attractive to the buyer, try getting rid of some of your furniture. Big pieces can make your home look small. Find a place to store these items until you move; you will be surprised at how much larger your rooms appear. This will help the buyer see the potential in your property.
These tips have been crafted to help you with real estate selling attempts. They should be a great asset to anyone who is trying to sell any type of lot or home. Although the market is currently changing, that doesn’t mean your prices have to be as well.