Buying and selling a home are two very different processes. If this is your first time selling a home, you may not know all that goes into the sales process. It takes some work to find a buyer while getting the price you want.
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4 best tips for first time home SELLERS!
The Price is Right
You want to get as much money for your house as possible. Who wouldn’t? Many homeowners make the mistake of being overly ambitious when setting the selling price though. The day your house hits the market, it should be priced correctly! It’s a mistake to overprice your home. Your listing will not get much love or traction, and will simply sit there for too long. Eventually, you’ll start to get nervous and begin dropping the price which will give the appearance that you’re desperate or something is wrong with the property. Do your homework, and price the property correctly from day one.
Pack Up Before You Sell
Selling and moving go hand and hand. On of our best tips is to go ahead and box everything up before you try to sell your home. Put all of the boxes in storage or in the garage. Removing as many of your personal effects as possible will make potential buyers feel less intrusive when they are viewing your home. They will start to visualize themselves and all of their stuff in there which is the first step to a successful sale. In addition, your listing photos should be completely free of clutter. Ads with personal items front and center often get scrolled past. The other fantastic benefit is that it will make moving a breeze for you, and mentally prepare you to part ways with your property.
Don’t Say No To a Showing
It might seem a little inconvenient having strangers walk through your house at any given moment, but you need to make viewing of your house as easy as possible. If your agent needs to show the home early morning or late at night, let them. You can go back to your normal schedule very shortly once the house is sold If your house is all packed up, short notice shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. You need to get potential buyers into your property no matter what. Don’t limit your showings to certain times or alienate potential buyers in any way. You can’t rely on an Open House to sell your home. The vast majority of homes sell during individual showings regardless. Being hospitable and flexible to potential buyers will set the tone for a positive, future transaction!
Pictures Say A Thousand Words
We can’t stress this one enough. Good photography is one of the most important things you will do when selling your house. Think back to when you were buying a property. Bad listings which blurry cluttered photos that look like they were shot with a potato get passed right over. You have only a few seconds to capture someone’s interest when they are looking through listings, and you do this with amazing photography. Your house needs to pop and grab peoples attention immediately! It has to stand out and make people click on your listing to find out more. You should consider hiring a professional if your listing agent hasn’t already. Modern technology such as twilight photography, drone footage and films, and matterport 3D tours can really help!
Selling your house doesn’t have to be overwhelming or scary. Hiring the right team of professionals to guide you, will ensure you get the price you want in a timely manner.