When selling your home, there are many things that can go wrong and some of them might surprise you. To help first-time sellers avoid the most common pitfalls in a successfully priced market with an eager audience ready to buy homes at good prices.
Here are our 4 BEST TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME SELLERS!
Set The Right Price
When you’re looking to sell your house, the last thing on your mind is getting as much money for it. You can increase your chance of getting a high-quality buyer for your house by being strategically ambitious about the price. Don’t set too low nor too high or you may turn some potential customers away! When you list your house at a price that is too high, it will be easy for potential buyers to overlook or lose interest in the listing. In addition, they might think something wrong with this property or even avoid buying from someone who seems desperate (or worse yet – unsure) because of how often prices change. Do your homework, and price your property accordingly from day one.
Pack Up Before You Sell
If you want to sell your house quickly and easily, then don’t pack up until after it’s been listed. Removing as many of your personal things as possible will make potential buyers feel less intrusive when they visit and view the property in person – especially if there is nothing left behind but a clean slate! You should also make sure all photos showing off its interior or exterior look perfect without any clutter whatsoever because 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
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 has a buyer who wants to see the house in late evening hours, let them. If your house is all packed up, short notice shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. Do whatever you can to get your house seen. 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. In fact, the vast majority of houses sell through direct showings. Being hospitable and flexible to potential buyers will set the tone for a positive, future transaction!
Choose High-Quality Photos for Your Listing
When it comes to the photos of your listing, don’t cut corners. Your potential buyers will be looking through many listings and if they see bad quality or clutter in any area then you can miss out on opportunity for them! You have only a few seconds to capture someone’s interest when they are looking through listings, and you do this with professional photography. Your house needs to stand out and draw in people click on your listing to find out more so make sure all shots meet high standards. You might also consider creating an online virtual tour, or using drone photography.
Selling your house doesn’t have to be overwhelming or scary. You just need the right team of professionals to guide you to ensure you get the price you want in a timely manner.