The Question That All Home Sellers Ask
Although, many are still trying to find answers. There was a not so far away time when there were multiple offers on most houses, however the
market conditions we now live in has changed all of that.
With the vast supply of short sales, foreclosures, and excessive inventory, some homes sit on the market for a considerable amount of time. It could literally take years before a number of of those properties are sold to see the excess home supply reduced.
However, if you create a plan and take action, odds are that
your home is going to sell quicker.
Your most important first action step is bringing in the best qualified expert you can find to assist. Locating the best agent you can to lead you through selling your home can mean the difference in a home selling dream or home selling nightmare.
Your home unique. above a sea of other homes on the market, you must highlight and promote the things that makes your home jump out above the others. The amenities, the upgrades, it's curb appeal,, the location,, the well-cared-for landscaping, the updating you've done, the outdoor living areas you've added, ... you get the idea.
Take out a pad of writing paper or use your iPad and walk-through your home. Look for things a buyer might see as being a benefit to them and write them down. Share these details as you are meeting with your real estate agent . Your real estate agent can let you know which features are the most
important to prospective buyers.
This second action step is a hard one to deal with, although it's one the most important. You need to
realistic when it comes down to pricing. Allow your real estate agent guide you through setting the proper pricing. I've written articles previously about how pricing your home too high while thus becoming a painful, humbling experience. Your home will just languish on the market while, in many situations, not even get any lookers, if it's not priced properly.
An experienced, qualified, agent, studies the housing market and is fully aware of realistic pricing. The agent has no emotional vesting in a price and therefore they can assist you in comparing your home to other homes that have recently sold or are presently for sale allowing you to see a correct priced for your home.
Then as an offer is submitted sure and give it your careful consideration. If it's reasonable accept it. If your home is priced correctly, you will have offers being presented and you
need to be in a position to take action.
De-clutter and depersonalize. When have your home for sale, you must realize that prospective buyers want to imagine the home as being their own. That's really hard for them to do when your your personal mark is everywhere. Sellers typically say, "But I am living here." While, that may be true, you're now attempting to sell your home.
So, de-clutter and pack your personal belongings up in those areas showing off the true value your home offers. The rooms will appear larger. Buyers will be pleased about being able to view each room without becoming lost in your memorabilia, pictures, and your other stuff.
Also, sometimes there are items sellers might have within their home which could actually offend buyers, like a game hanging on a wall. Agents with a staging background, or professional stagers can help you quickly decide which things can stay and the things that must go.
The bottom line, a little inconvenience resulting in a quicker sale is worth the effort. Do the action steps necessary, by making your home stand above the others, and sell it quicker, even in a saturated market of homes for sale.
In the book 301 Simple Things you Can Do to Sell Your Home Now
Study after study show that a home that is well staged and polished will appeal to many more buyers, sell quicker, and more importantly, bring more money. Maybe you can't improve the market, however you can improve the marketability of your home.
Feb 9, 2012
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