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Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly

May 14th, 2012 9:54 AM by Eileen Denhard

Sellers often ask what the secret to selling their home quickly is in today’s market, as well as how to hold their built equity. While there is no sure answer to either there are certainly factors that can affect all aspects of your home selling.

Consider the following ten objectives and how you can help apply the information to help the sale of your home:

Listing Price
The pricing of your home is the leading factor in if a home will sell. Although you may have a home located in a very prestigious and desired area , you may have listed your home with a selling price tens of thousands of dollars above the comps in your area. If this is the case, no one will show interest in your home, while the home priced below the comp price, will sell immediately.

Location is important.  If your home sits next to train tracks, has a record for crime or is off a busy street it appears less desirable compared to a home in a quiet neighborhood.

Buyers in today’s market are looking for “stuff” to do. Any neighborhood offering amenities/perks such as a golf course, restaurants, theaters, safe neighborhood, good schools and an array of activities will all help to sell your home.

Well maintained, move in ready homes are what buyers are looking for in today’s market. There was a time when fixer –uppers were desired by flippers or investor’s looking to turn a profit.  Now they can’t seem to sell the house quick enough which has them practically giving their profit away.  Simple cosmetic fixes such as cleaning the carpets and  painting have a positive effect.

Know your strengths and weakness’
It helps to know the pros and cons to your home when deciding upon your listing price.  Current listings, past homes sold in your area as well as foreclosures will be looked at by buyers.  Think of the updates you’ve made compared to others; kitchens, bathrooms, landscaping. If you are going to price with the competition make sure you have the same things to offer, if not more!

Curb Appeal
You only have the opportunity to make the first impression of your home once.  Be sure to keep your yard and the outside well maintained while your home is listed

When a buyer walks into your home you want them to be taken back by the décor, pleased with the cleanliness of your home,  see up-to-date repairs, hear silence and feel the warmth of being completely at home.

When you have family get together, think of where everyone ends up at one point of another, the kitchen!  A kitchen can be the ultimate selling point.  The kitchen is found to be one of the highest remodeling projects on the top of everyone’s list. Updating counters, floors and cabinets can really help to reel in a buyer. If you already have a fabulous kitchen, be sure to spotlight it!

In this market, you need a close ally. That ally needs to be an accomplished agent with loads of knowledge of today’s market! They know the ins and outs of the business, market trends and also have contacts in their network of agents to help market your home. See what Tari has to offer!

The internet has become the biggest marketing tool available to help sell your home! From the MLS, video tours, and major real estate websites. Your agent should sit down with you to go over a detailed marketing plan. You are paying them a commission, make them work for it!
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Posted by Eileen Denhard on May 14th, 2012 9:54 AM



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