Louisville Kentucky Home Insider: YES, You Can Still Sell Your Home In This Market!

YES, You Can Still Sell Your Home In This Market!

"New Housing Sales Dip", "Foreclosures and REO's Dominate the Market", "No One Is Buying", "Real Estate is Not a Safe Investment", "Americans Are Underwater on Their Mortgages"

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.

For Example:

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.House Sold

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
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®, ABR®, e-Pro®
1st Time Buyer & Relocation Specialist
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Comment balloon 3 commentsSean Williams • June 28 2011 12:01AM


Great post and a great attitude to go with it. You are right about agents being lazy. How diificult is it to add the max amout of photos? Thanks for the post.

Posted by Samuel Kahuila, Burlington County, NJ (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Oh yes there are Buyers out and they are selecting the best priced and presented homes. Interest Rates, and selection are amazing. Opportunity Opportunity Opportunity is what the headlines should say. 

Posted by Julie Keelan and Nancy Page (Keelan ~ Page Group at the Allen Tate Co) almost 9 years ago

Drives me nuts when there are not enough photos on a listing.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 9 years ago