With many homes being put for sale, it is hard to get noticed in the seller’s market. If your property has spent months or years in listings, you probably change tactics to boost chances of selling your home.
Balancing your asking price
Price tags are very important in marketing. Your house is a commodity and its price tag is essential to get it sold. Don’t price your property too high because you’ll end up scaring a large number of potential buyers. You’ll drive them off and cause them to search for other homes for sale. Don’ even let your house be tagged too low because in the end you’ll actually become a loser by ending up with deals that are not on gaining edges. The key for a balanced price is comparative research. Compare your house to those that are for sale in your street or neighborhood. You’ll have an idea on fair price tags!
Selling your house through a real estate agent
While service charges and commissions can induce fear factor towards hiring a real estate agent to help you sell your house, you should be more fearful of the consequences of selling the house on your own. You may be stripped of service fees, but think of the costs you’ll have to shoulder in terms of marketing and document processing. Think of the tremendous time you’ll exert to find the right buyer instead of allocating those times in other worthwhile things such as your job duties. Are you confident enough to talk and negotiate with buyers? Will you be that comfortable in showing your house to interested parties? You are stripped off of these tasks when you hire the professional expertise of a real estate agent.
Avoid obvious buyer turn-offs
There are specific things that buyers look for in a house for sale. They are summarized by cleanliness, beauty, and functionality. Avoid the most obvious turn offs such as dirt and clutter. While beauty and functionality rely mostly on interior decoration, it would be a turn off if it is poorly done and of bad taste such as wrong choice of colors. Try to be as neutral as possible. Avoid signs, symbols, and emblems that could be offensive to certain buyers. Visible damages to the windows, walls, and roof are also big turn offs. Have them fixed before a buyer visits your house.
Be armed with ready answers
Potential home buyers will usually fire you with strings of questions relevant to the reasons for selling your house. There are buyers who decide whether to buy a property or not upon knowing the reasons for a move out. Be as clear as possible when answering your buyers’ questions. When asked about the problems encountered in the house, be honest. Tell them about utilities, leaks, and relay the attitude of their would-be neighbors. Help them create a picture of what their real life would be in your house for sale. Do not create illusions.