If you’ve heard the latest news about real estate, chances are it may have scared you off and held you back on selling your home. Here are a few tips that will help you sell your home faster!
Help Your Agent Market Your Home
Unfortunately in real estate, first-time homebuyers may judge a house based on the lack of photos it has. It’s in your best interest as an individual who wants to sell their home faster to post more pictures of your house and its many features. Studies show that listings with more than six photos increase their chances of their home being viewed by potential homebuyers. We often send professional photographers to our listings to take good photos for the listing.
Become a Video Blogger
Posting a walkthrough of your home on YouTube will help potential homebuyers visualize the many attributes of the home you are selling. Most of our smartphones today have the ability to record videos; this is a cheap but strategic way of opening your home to your community and potential homebuyers. This is helpful if you are a FSBO (for sale by owner). In many cases, agents who are registered with their local MLS, the MLS will also provide a virtual tour of the home based on photos taken.
Leave Good Appliances Behind
It’s in your best interest to leave some of your valuable appliances behind like your stainless steel fridge, stove and even dishwasher. This gives your home a distinguishing feature that other homes on the market lack. Not only do you have a competitive advantage as an individual selling your home, but you may get the offer you’ve been waiting for. Leaving major appliances can also make good negotiation points once a buyer is interested in your home. In some cases, you might be able to negotiate the sale of your washer and dryer, or even furniture and electronics.
Fix the Eye Sores
There are many investment properties like foreclosures that are sold based on their exact condition. To differentiate your home for potential homebuyers, it’s best to have your home inspected for rodents and fix the scratches and nicks around your home. A prospective homebuyer will appreciate a well-maintained home that they are looking to buy.
Staging Is Beneficial
This could mean painting the outdoor of your home, maintaining the landscape and even adding furniture in your front and backyard that allows prospective homebuyers to visualize their life in this home. Entertaining and spending time outdoors may be a selling feature for many homebuyers so purchasing or renting furniture will benefit you in the long run.
Listen to Your Agent
It’s important to do your research and to find an experienced realtor that has a successful track record. Listen to their recommendations! When it comes to pricing your home, ask your realtor for the sales prices of three homes around your neighborhood. Calculate the average of all the prices and drop your price 10-15% lower than the other homes. This gives your home more viewings and a potential bidding war for your home!