3 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast
As the Olympia real estate market begins to recover and many more people begin to enter the home buying market, making your home buyer ready can be the key to selling your home quickly. With home prices rising in 2012 across the United States and expected to continue to go up in 2013, as well has home sales rising, the housing market is slowly moving to a sellers market. So as you list your house and potential buyers begin to tour your home, what they see in your home can be the difference between selling a home or not.
In this article we will showcase the 3 most important things you can do to increase your chances of selling your home.
Is your home looking its best? The highest interest in your property will likely be the first week it’s put on the market, so first impressions are very important. When your home is put on the market, you need to make sure it is looking its best.
Curb appeal, take a step outside your home and look at your home. What you see outside your home is what the potential buyer will see as well. Is there yard debris, garbage, or unused vehicles? These things need to be removed, because outside appeal is what will get them inside.
Now that you’ve got them inside you need to get rid of the clutter. Making sure your home is staged properly can make or break a possible sale. Think about how model homes are set up. Even if you have to get a storage space, removing the clutter is key to having a presentable home. Simple things like a fresh coat of paint and removal of clutter will make a huge impact on the success of your selling.
Is your asking price realistic? Have your agent drive you around to other homes for sale in your area. This will help you understand what your competition looks like, as well as what their asking prices are. Remember, although the real estate market is turning into a sellers market, right now only about half of all mortgages are getting approved. With less mortgages, means buyers are still more scarce, so to attract more buyers to your property it will need to be priced accurately. Often times when we deal with sellers they have a inaccurate price envisioned for their “cherished” property. This is why it is important to go over with your agent the market trends, and previous/similar sales in your area.
Having a good marketing plan will ultimately be the most dominating factor in the sale of your home. Having an experienced agent who knows your region, or even a newer agent that is hungry to learn are very important to a successful marketing plan.
How can we help you sell your home and stand out from the others? At NW Home Experts we have very special tools to get your home maximum exposure. The first feature we have on our website is called featured property. Here, your property gets featured at the top of our website. This offers maximum exposure to the 100’s of visitors we have each week to NW Home Experts. We also use tools to market your home to other sites. This includes Craigslist, Trulia, and Zillow.
Along with listing services, we also have some of the most knowledgeable agents in the region. They know the market and the dynamics involved in your area. Along with that, we will market your home with a video tour, open houses and many other cutting edge strategies to give your home the best chance of selling quickly.