Selling your property requires research, patience, and the ability to make adjustments.
Too many sellers panic and make reckless decisions, which tank the value of their property in a matter of days. Instead of panicking, it’s important to have a game plan in mind and follow through with it. As long as you do this, the selling process will be a breeze as it’s supposed to be!
1) Do Your Research!
Make sure to do your research when it comes to marketing your house.
You want to know what buyers are looking for, what makes your neighborhood great, and why your property is the right fit. This can also include assessing what other listings in the neighborhood are saying. You want to look at everything to make sure you are on the right track.
2) Improve Your Curb Appeal
The first impression is everything when prospective buyers come to your front door. Imagine walking up to a property and the lawn is a mess, a shingle is missing, and everything smells bad. This is one of the worst ways to sell your property because no one is going to buy.
You have to make a good first impression by working on your curb appeal whether it’s the front door, lawn, shingles, or anything else that’s seen right away.
Marketing is all about bringing a buyer into the property by selling them a blank slate. Get rid of those family photos that are set up on the wall. Buyers don’t want to see your family in the house, they want to imagine their own kids, nieces, nephews, parents walking around.
This can only happen when you depersonalize the property as much as possible!
4) Price In Line With Your Competition
If you’ve done your homework, it’s important to understand the allure of a good price. If everyone else is pricing their property at $1,000,000, you are not going to want to come in with a similar sized house at $1,200,000. It’s a large difference compared to the rest of the market, which is going to push buyers away. They will always look at the cheaper houses and that can lead to a significant waiting period. Be smart and make sure to price competitively.
5) Bring in a Certified Real Estate Photographer
Marketing is all about presenting something that’s worth buying.
Ever seen an advertisement that’s dull, ragged, and blurry? No!
Customers want something that looks appealing in photographs because it’s an important investment. If they can be picky about a burger from Mcdonald’s, they will definitely be picky about a property! This is why it’s best to bring in a certified photographer to do the job. They will know what to do and how to do it well. There’s an art to real estate photography so the property looks larger, grander, and simply more luxurious. With a good professional by your side, the results are going to be outstanding.
6) Sell in the Spring
Yes, the timing of your listing is just as important as its content.
For example, if you start to sell in the winter, many buyers will refuse to head out because it’s cold, muggy, or simply too far away from summer. Most people associate moving with the summer and that’s when they want a closing date to be set. As a result, you have to line up your listing with this exact requirement. Put up a listing between March-May to get a large number of buyers. If done properly, you are going to have a lineup of appointments!
These are the tips for marketing your house for a quick sale and ensuring all relevant steps are taken to sell!