Buying and selling a home are two very different processes. First time home sellers may not know all that goes into successfully selling their house. 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 homebuyers make the mistake of being overly ambitious when it comes to the price their house will sell for. The day your house hits the market, it should be priced correctly! Don’t price high and hope to snag a buyer. Your listing will slowly drop down the line and a high price up front will get it overlooked. Plus, potential buyers will be able to see any price changes you make. Continuously dropping the price will make you appear like a desperate seller or as if you don’t know what you’re doing. It can also give the impression something is wrong with the house because you aren’t able to get your asking price. Do your homework, and price the property correctly from day one.
Pack Up Before You Sell
Selling and moving go hand and hand. Do yourself a favor, and pack up before listing your home. Box things up and put them in storage, the basement or even the garage. Removing as many of your personal effects as possible will make potential buyers feel less intrusive when they are viewing your home. In addition, your listing photos should be completely free of clutter. Ads with personal items front and center often get scrolled past. Packing up your non-essential items will save you a ton of work down the road. Getting this out of the way early will make the moving process much easier for you.
Don’t Say No To a Showing
Stack the odds in your favor by having as many people as possible come tour your property. While it may be inconvenient to pack up at a moment’s notice to have strangers come walk through your house it is important to try to accommodate all potential showing requests.
Do your best to not restrict yourselves to a limited window of showing times and allow prospective buyers the freedom to schedule a showing at their convenience. Your willingness to have a flexible showing schedule will greatly increase your chances of selling your house quickly.
Pictures Say A Thousand Words
First impressions are everything, right? When it comes to selling your house this popular cliché certainly applies. Most potential buyers will discover your property somewhere online so the pictures you have posted in your listing are what will shape the prospective buyers initial opinion of your home. Your house needs to pop! It has to stand out and make people click on your listing to find out more. Hiring a professional to take the pictures of your house is one of the best marketing investments you can make when selling your house. You might also consider creating an online virtual tour, or using drone photography.
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.