Back in the good old days, not so long ago, all that was necessary to sell your home was a “for sale” sign outside your home and presto, you have multiple offers. These tough economic times have created an atmosphere that demands home sellers do their homework and make proper decisions to make sure their home stands out from other homes that are on the market. In the current real estate environment, with home sales slumping, homeowners are pulling out all of the stops to make their homes appealing to those hard-to-please buyers.
These tough times requires sellers make their home pleasing to the eye, with absolutely no defects and priced based on comparable homes that have sold in the neighborhood. If you’re contemplating selling a home as part of downsizing your lifestyle or seeking a more spacious home for a growing family, these following tips can pay dividends in achieving an accelerated sale with a price that reaches your desired goal.
Price Is Crucial: Price your home competitively, preferably below similar homes. Setting the price too high will discourage potential buyers. The truth is, buyers are looking for bargains. The longer a home sits on the market, the more the buyer will negotiate below the asking price. A well-priced home can garner multiple offers and put the seller in the driver’s seat. Comparable homes sold from more than 4 months ago are not relevant in today’s market.
Choose Your Agent Wisely: You want a representative that will use every ethical tactic in his repertoire to get your home sold. Someone who will show a genuine interest in your home and put an emphasis on strategically marketing your home to both buyers and agents. With about 90% of buyers starting their search on the Internet, what type of virtual presence does the realtor possess. Check out their website and ask yourself, “Is this the techniques that would convince me to purchase a home”. Your property should be advertised on multiple sites that attract prospective buyers.
Agent Open Houses: Many agents will discourage homeowners from open house obligations. In this market, that’s a no-win situation for the seller. The weekend open houses will allow buyers to view your home with no pressure tactics and is another selling tool that will boost the likelihood that a viable buyer will walk through your home at a scheduled open house.
Home Improvements: Buyers will pay top dollar for a home that is spruced up and appears in ready-to-move in condition. Declutter and store personal items of expression that might distract a buyer and dampen your chances of maximizing value. Have the home spick and span and a fresh coat of paint can’t hurt.
Accommodate The Buyer: In the present housing crisis, if a buyer can’t get in on their time, they might skip it. Be prepared to show your home on a moments notice. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home, scan my other informative blogs and easy access to view all local area homes for sale in Davis,California and the surrounding communities.