Hire a Great Real Estate Agent
If you need help with pricing, staging it for sale, juicing your listing, or anything else related to selling your home, consider hiring a great real estate agent. Look for someone with a solid reputation who makes you feel at ease, and make sure they have experience selling properties similar to yours.
Yes, you’ll have to pay a commission, but this is one of the biggest sales you’ll ever make, so it pays to have a professional in your corner.
Staging Is Everything
We’re sure you have excellent taste in décor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your style is the best look for your home when you’re trying to sell. You may want to consider having your home professionally staged. Fashion is fickle, but it can help you sell your home in any season. If you’re going to stage your home yourself, here are a few tips:
- Make sure it’s clean as a whistle
- Put your personal mementos and photos in storage
- Ditto for pet supplies and children’s toys
- Get rid of any lingering odors
- Don’t cook anything with a strong smell
- When it comes to décor and repainting, go for styles and colors with mass appeal
Aim High, But Don’t Overshoot the Mark
Pricing a home correctly can be tricky. If your home is still on the market after a busy summer selling season, then there’s a significant chance that you priced it a bit too high.
It’s easy to do – you’re biased, and you want to get every penny that you can. You might be tempted to put a pie-in-the-sky price on your listing and hope for a miracle.
But pricing your home too high can actually work against you in the long run. Sure, you might luck out and get that one buyer who just loves your house and won’t settle for anything else, but if not, you’ll have a tough time selling.
The longer your home sits on the market, the more it loses its luster for potential buyers. Home shoppers can only see the same pictures a few times before they get bored of them, and when that happens, they’ll start to tune your listing out.
Before long, you’ll have what’s called a “stale listing.” Buyers will assume that because your home has been on the market for an extended stint, there might be something wrong with your property. In the end, you may have to reduce your price below market value. So much for aiming high!
Infinity Real Estate Services would love to help you out. Get in touch with us today.