Are your pictures updated? If your home has been on the market for a while make sure your exterior photos don't have snow in them.
Try going in Google and pulling up your address? How many internet sites is your home listed on? Is your home easy to find? With 87% of buyers beginning their home search on the internet, this is critical.
What is your feedback from your showings? If there were any negative comments have you been able to correct the items?
These are a few of tips I provide to my sellers. I hope this information helps & good luck!
Have you had your home information sent via e-blasts to local agents?
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I wish you the best of luck.
The many suggestions you have received here are all very good. Staging, inside the home and outside for curb appeal and positive first impressions, are extremely important. The correct pricing of your home is absolutely crucial, as well.
In this present market especially, I would definitely and strongly suggest that you work with a realtor and not try to sell your home yourself. The expertise and knowledge that they bring to your transaction, coupled with the strength of the Multiple Listing Service, will bring you the quickest and most profitable sale possible. All extremely important while navigating a real estate transaction during this more challenging market.
As a lender, I would also suggest that you have a marketing sales sheet within your home during your showings, one that has multiple lending scenarios listed upon it. That way new buyers have concrete ideas and answers to their question, "can I afford this home"? Most of your new buyers will be pre-qualified prior to their viewing, but for those coming through in an Open House situation or prior to pre-qualification this is especially helpful. Again, as a lender I make these available to my customers and realtors free of charge and would be happy to help you in the same manner. Other lenders might offer such a service as well.
Additionally, I always offer to attend any Open House hosted by my customers (should they choose the FSBO route) or realtors. An on-site lender can capture and expedite your sale. Home buyers are never more enthusiastic or eager to enter a transaction than when they first see your home and fall in love with it. Having some valuable and timely lending information available can be very beneficial.
I have a great flyer with information regarding some helpful staging tips on my website at: http://www.genemundt.com. Please feel free to view and print it and other information for yourself. I hope that it, and the information I provided above, proves beneficial to your upcoming sale.
If you are in need of a referral for a professional real estate salesperson in your area, have other questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you when now or when you move on to your next home, please contact me at any time. I would be happy to assist in whatever manner I can.
Best of Luck to you in your future!
Gene Mundt, Professional Mortgage Banker http://www.genemundt.com
take anything that you have off the fridge. it's okay to leave a few items but again part of decluttering.
clean closets. show off how much closet space you have. to help wrap your head around the work just think how organized you'll be when it is time to actually move.
don't take on any big projects like redoing bathroom, kitchen, new floors, etc. Just price it right. Interior and exterior paint are sometimes necessary but get multiple bids to keep cost down. I like to call it Relocation Beige as far as a paint color. Stay in the neutral earth tone family.
if you have older carpet you could get steam cleaned. Not too expensive but can go a long way.
Most important.....ask a few agents over to help (wink, wink.) The last few years staging has become such an important part of the process. A good agent will show you what to do without hurting your feelings. The one thing seller and agent have it common is wanting to get your home sold quickly and for the most amount of money.
Good luck!! Let me know if I can help.
This is the #1 most important thing you can do to sell your house for top dollar and with the least inconvenience to you and in the shortest amount of time. lots of agent talk about this practice and some even come close but few do it right. My market analysis and marketing skills will create demand for your home and develop multiple offers for you to pick and choose which deal is best for you.
2.First Impressions Count!!!
A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted â€“ or at least freshly scrubbed â€“ front door. If itâ€™s autumn, rake the leaves. If itâ€™s winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.
3.Clean Up And Start Packing
Hereâ€™s your chance to clean up in real estate. Clean up everything you can, the living room, the bathroom, kitchen and the basement. Your going to move... sooo...start packing.... the small items like family photos and personal things on the shelves, counter tops and frig. can make your home feel small and cluttered
4.Check Faucets and Bulbs
Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks, and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Donâ€™t let little problems detract from whatâ€™s right with your home.
Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller skates on the stairs, unfasten extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as non-perilous as possible for unaware visitors.
6.Make Room for Space
Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. Theyâ€™re looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.
7.Consider Your Closets
The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Nowâ€™s the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
8.Make Your Bathroom Sparkle
Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats, and shower curtains.
9.Create Dream Bedrooms
Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture and personal items. Colorful bedspreads, clean blinds, windows and fresh curtains can help.
10.Open up in the Daytime
Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and drapes so prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.
Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights - both inside and outside - when showing your home in the evening and during the day. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.
12.Always try to be away during a showing
Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely to hurry through. Always try to be away so potential buyers can make comments and take their time.
13.Cage Your Pets
Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you're showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot and some folks are simply terrified of animals. Keep Kitty and Spot caged during a showing, or at least out of the way.
14.Donâ€™t Shut Out a Sale
If doors, cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospectâ€™s mind. Donâ€™t try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plan them away. A little effort on your part, can smooth the way toward a closing.
If you are home, be friendly, don't try to force conversation. Prospects want to view your home with minimal distraction.
No matter how humble your abode, NEVER apologize for its shortcomings. If a prospect volunteers a derogatory comment about your home's appearance, let it go....if it bothers you, talk to ME. Again, it is always best to be away during a showing.
17.Keep a Low Profile
Nobody knows your home as well as you do. But most agents know their buyers - what they need and what they want. Go for a ride or walk when your home is being shown and when ever possible take spot and kitty with you.
18.Don't Turn Your Home into a Second-Hand Store
When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all. Be sure you bring to my attention everything you want to leave or sell with your home, and items that you want to take with you.
19.Defer to Experience
When prospects want to talk price, terms, or other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert.
20.Help Me...Help You....
Again...lets work together as a team. follow these 20 steps and we will have an easier time selling your home in a reasonable amounnt of time.