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Anna Tyra,  in Southington, CT

What can I do to sell my listing asap?

Asked by Anna Tyra, Southington, CT Thu Feb 10, 2011

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Hi Anna,

There are 2-key components of selling listings fast in this challenging real estate market. Price the home below market value, and below the value of competing homes of similar style in the area.

Have your home show better than all others on the market. Stage the home to Look Like a Model! Have your Seller consider making updates to make the home show better (new paint, carpet, and light fixtures). These enhancements make significant difference on first impressions of Buyers. 'Warm & Inviting!

De-Clutter and organize the home... Buyers see the home at face value-Eliminate all negatives.

Offer an incentive for a Buyer to purchase the home before a specific date ($5k bonus to Buyer if under contract by ...) Remember any incentives shoud be reflected on the HUD-1 Closing Statement.

Have your Seller Follow these ideas and you will get the home sold.

Best of luck,
David Jaffe-SRES, CDPE
Realtor-Coldwell Banker
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
I agree with David.. Price and appearance are key to selling quickly.

Almost every Seller thinks their home is the best, or worth more than the market dictates and prices it at the top of the market range or higher, killing the possibility of offers or even lookers.

Make sure your home is "staged" well and the price is in sync with the market.. For quicker results, it should be priced at the bottom of the range.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
It is amazing how many homes I have seen sell in less than two weeks on the market. Even in this economy. I would suggest begining with presentaion. Have the home as clean as you can. Carpert shampoo units are cheap to rent. You can find free paint on craigs list if you can't afford to buy paint. Clear out any clutter by storing it neatly boxed in the garage, basement, or a firends house. Wash the windows, dust all over. Buy air fesheners.
Imagine your walking into your home as a buyer for the first time. How does it look?
Next, is the pricing issue. It must be priced very competively. Find a broker who is really committed to helping you sell it. It would be the broker selection that will really determine the web presence your home gets. If the broker uses the proper sites to advertise it, the coverage is almost exponential.
Best of luck!
Web Reference: http://www.AndyGlazar.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
PrIcE it RiGhT and pray!
Just kidding - about the praying, anyway! LOL - price it right and it should sell in 30 days. If it's not priced right, adjust it accordingly and it should sell in 30 days....

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 11, 2011
Pricing it right is a good place to start. Provide as much info as possible in the MLS, including uploading as many photos as you can. Make sure it's on all the major real estate websites. If you don't get any activity right away, then there's a good chanced it's not priced properly. If you get lots of activity but no offers, then you need to take a look at the house and figure out why it's not selling. (Does it not show well, does it have a poor floorplan, is it in a bad location, etc.) Somethings you can change, others you can't. For the things you can't change, you make up for in a price reduction.
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