The days are gone where home sellers could start marketing their home and presto, you have multiple offers with no seller concessions. Creativity and a proactive approach are now a necessity. Selling your home can be one of the most stressful moments in your life. Back in the heyday of real estate, buyers financing was little more than an afterthought, that’s all changed. We are in a buyers market, with few actual buyers participating. Prospective home buyers can be more selective because time is on their side. Many offers are requesting financial assistance from the seller that would have been considered an insult a few years ago. By offering incentives, be it financial or credits for home improvements, can be the difference in your home selling or sitting on the market for a long duration.
Home staging is crucial in selling a home in today’s market. Research shows staging will help you sell your home faster and put more money in your pocket. Staging is no longer just clearing the clutter and spot painting the walls. Buyers buy on emotion and they want homes that fit their lifestyles and dreams. Every time a potential buyer thinks a home needs a physical change, they automatically deduct $10,000 off the asking price. Many houses being marketed today are vacant, stand out from the crowd by staging your home. Consult with a realtor for staging referrals.
With the state-of-the-art marketing techniques on the internet, it would be unusual for a buyer to visit a property without seeing it first. Posting pictures with a virtual tour of your home is a great way to let buyers measure if your home meets their needs. It’s a proven fact that buyers decide within twenty seconds of visiting a home, whether that property is the chosen one. When a buyer sees your home in a virtual tour they start to envision themselves in your living space.
With the economy being so unpredictable, consumers will not overpay for any merchandise, especially a big-ticket purchase. It’s imperative that your home be priced correctly from day one. Buyers will not blindly pursue a home that is priced based on the financial needs of the seller. The old approach of pricing high and selling lower is an antiquated concept. Home buyers are patient and have gained knowledge through this patience to study and understand market conditions. To put it bluntly, price your house to sell or don’t sell at all. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home, scan my informative blogs and easy access to view local area homes for sale in Davis, California and the surrounding communities.