These are the headlines we are bombarded with by the news & media on a daily basis. While no one would argue against the fact that the housing market has taken a tremendous hit, many would also agrue for the fact that the housing market is not completely in the toilet and there are still a fair amount of real estate transaction taking place.
I listed my neighbor's house towards at the end of May at $128,900. Just 28 days later I received an offer of $129,900 - $1,000 OVER asking and sold it in just UNDER a month's time.
While this is obviously not the case for most real estate transactions today, it just goes to prove that people are in fact still buying and people are still looking to sell. You just have to make sure you are doing everything in your power to make sure the home is getting the best exposure.
Easy but Very Effect Techniques for Selling Today:
1. Do Not Price Competitively - this "catch-phrase" has been in the real estate game for a long time. However, I challenge you to forget this and make the price COMPELLING. What do I mean? Price the home so buyers are compelled to want to see it....why is the price so good in comparison to all the other homes in the area? Make them have to see it for themselves.
2. Pictures - taking quick snapshots on a cloudy day and when there is clutter in the home does absolutely no good. Buyers search for homes via pictures and they will make up their mind within seconds. Give them the max # of photos and make them click through all of them. This is just agents being lazy...the days of 1 picture on the MLS are gone!
3. Remove Clutter - have the seller take at least half of their belongs they do not need on a daily basis and pack them up. Extra decorations, personal collections, unneeded furniture, kids toys, and loose ends simply take away from visual living space and make it harder for a buyer to envision their belongs there. Removing clutter takes only a day and will help make the hope feel cleaner. Just do it!
Sean S. Williams
Licensed Broker, Realtor®, ABR®, e-Pro®
1st Time Buyer & Relocation Specialist
of Louisville, Kentucky
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