1. Price the Home Right. A house priced at just below market value piques the interest of the buyers while an overpriced home turns away potential buyers. If your home is priced too high, interested buyers may never even tour your listing. It is true that you can always drop the price, but the first 30 days are the most critical. The longer the property is on the market, the fewer the prospects.
2. Get your home in showing condition before you put it on the market. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Be sure your home is clean and has a welcoming smell. Get rid of any clutter, touch up the paint where needed and clean the carpet. Consider some minor home improvements and make any repairs that are needed.
3. Make sure your home has curb appeal. Don't overlook the outside of your property. You don?t want a buyer to rule out your home based on the outside appearance. The lawn should be trimmed, bushes and shrubs pruned, and leaves raked. The front of the house needs a clean, fresh appearance. Even the mailbox needs to be attractive and functional. Put away bicycles, toys, and other items that may make your property seem cluttered.
4. Consider offering incentives. Offering incentives can be just the drive a potential buyer needs to select your property over competition. Include the major appliances with the sale. Consider paying some of the buyer?s closing costs.
Making the right moves at the beginning of your home selling process can give you the upper-hand you'll need in today's competitive market.
George Maynes and his team are excited to help you sell your home. We will work for your best interests at every stage of the home selling process, from the development and implementation of a marketing plan, through the negotiation of purchase offers, to the final settlement of the transaction. We will give you reliable information and solid advice so that you can make informed decisions.
Our Goal is to sell your home for the highest attainable price in a time frame that meets your needs while making the process as stress-free as possible.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.