Homes sales are slowing! More homes are on the market. Competition for buyers is increasing. What can you do to help your home sell faster? Here are a couple of quick tips to get your home sold more quickly.
Make Buyers Feel at Home
Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make them feel like they belong in this house! Once the house has been decluttered, keep it organized! Before any showings, pick up toys, make the bed, and put away clean dishes. See more tips to get your home ready to sell.
Home staging is basically cleaning your home and rearranging the furniture (or renting furniture if it’s empty) so your home looks like a showroom. A professional home stager sees your home from a buyer’s perspective and understands how to highlight its strengths and soften its flaws.
Did you know that 92 percent of homebuyers (according to realtor.org) use the Internet as part of their home search? Also, the average homebuyer spends an average of 10 seconds viewing a listing on sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com!! Homes that use professional photography also sell 32 times faster! With more homes on the market and homes staying on the market longer, it is critical that your home stand out above the competition.
Promote Your House Yourself
As listing agents, we do everything from videos, social media posts to yard signs and printed brochures (and several more things) to get the word out about one of our listings. Sometimes, the best leads come right from our home sellers. We recommend that our clients also get the word out by posting on their social media accounts to family and friends. You never know what friend of a friend or distant relative may be looking to buy. The more people who know about your sale, the likelier you are to find someone who is interested, and that’s vital when you’re figuring how to sell your home fast.
Price It Right
More inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home is noticed. The key to selling your house in 2019 is ensuring it is priced to sell. Pricing is as much of an art as a science sometimes. It’s not just about what you need financially, but what the market will handle and how much value your home—and your neighborhood—has.
Also, take into consideration the upgrades you’ve made to the home and its features. While you probably won’t get a 100% return on your investment for renovations, they’ll likely affect how much your house is worth. That’s a lot to consider—which is why the most important thing about pricing is to work with your real estate agent and trust their advice. This is one of the most important ways their expertise will help you sell your home fast.
About Log Pond Realty
Home is where your story begins. Home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you in writing your new story.
We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and Garner.
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