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Matthew Ande…, Both Buyer and Seller in Collierville, TN

What can i do to my home to make it sell faster........1162 collierville-arlington rd.collierville,tn.....$189,900

Asked by Matthew Anderson, Collierville, TN Thu Mar 18, 2010

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Sold a couple of houses in your community and it looks as if you are in the ball park @ $97 to $98 per sq ft - however looking at the pictures you could declutter a little or remove some of the large furniture in the house. This is not to hurt your feelings or your decor sense, but if a potential buyer can't vision their stuff in your house......you"re not going to sell easy. A stager can do miracles for little $$. It is not about decorating - more about function of your property.

Also, the houses in the back sell easier than the ones that face Collierville Arlington Road -so you have to adjust for that.

Lastly, if over 87% of all buyers first shop on line - why do you have a non friendly asking price? Your propertie's search power is limited. People do not search in ranges of $169,900 to $189,999. That is great for printed matter, but not for computer searches. It should be at either $185,000 or $190k to get maximum results.

I truly wish you well and best of luck.

Jo Shaner
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 19, 2010
Here are just a few tips you can apply on your own
http://chrissuh.com/resources/for-sellers/

If you're currently working with an agent, talk about some options you have for aggressive marketing. You may have to pay some cost out of pocket but it may help. Have you tried posting your property on the free site craigslist.com ? If you are doing a FSBO, I highly suggest you hire a professional Realtor which you can find more info here http://chrissuh.com/resources/fsbo/ as to why

Good Luck with the sale
Chris
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 18, 2010
Matthew,
Without seeing your home it is difficult to determine if you have it priced right, or properly prepared to show. How are you marketing your home, other than free websites? What have you done to get your home ready to show? When someone wants to see your home how do they make an appointment? Do you leave the potential buyer alone in the home to look it over or do you provide a "guided tour". How many pictures of your home do you include in your listings? Are you providing color brochures of your home with multiple pictures, room sizes, special features, etc. All these things and many more are all important, especially in today's market.

If you have not hired a professional to represent you and list your home, I highly recommend that you contact a local agent and work with them to properly price and market your home. This is your best chance for success! Hope this helps

Gerald Williams, ABR
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 18, 2010
It comes down to exposure (marketing) price, location, and your local market. If no houses are selling near you maybe you can not make it happen. If other houses are selling make sure yours looks fantastic. Appearance could hurt you. Make sure the pictures are perfect and not looking cluttered.

price can solve a lot of problems when it comes to a sale. The only problem price can not solve is your pay off amount.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 18, 2010
Don't know your area at all, but generally speaking you want to price your home slightly lower than your competition. Look at the most recently sold comparables and your present competition that is on the market now and price your home better than theirs.
Besides that, do the obvious: declutter, neutralize colors, clean (both interior and exterior).
If you have an agent, make sure your house is marketed not only on the MLS but also all major real estate websites(such as this one). Pictures are second to price in my opinion- very important.
If you don't have an agent you should consider hiring one for a flat fee just to get on the MLS, although I'm not sure how this works in your state.
With all that being said, it almost always comes down to price, especially for a quick sale.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 18, 2010
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