Aside from pricing your home 10% below the market value and letting the cards fall wherever they may lie, there are a couple of important things that you can do to greatly improve your chances of selling. These 4 things to do aren’t groundbreaking things, but believe it or not, we see time & time again that they aren’t being done. What happens when they aren’t done? Houses sit on the market for longer than they should, or they don’t sell at all.
2. Price your home correctly.
As much as you may want to convince yourself, we are not in yesterday’s market. (See Celeste’s post on “What’s Selling in Avery Ranch?”) You need to come to terms with reality, and reality is that prices are not where you probably think they are. That being said, you don’t have to underprice your home for it to sell — but don’t you dare overprice. How do you find out what is the correct price for you home? Simply complete our contact form and we’ll be glad to meet with you to show you how the market is for your particular home.
3. Clean your house like Pres. Obama is coming over for dinner.
Nothing will turn away a potential buyer like dirt and grime, especially someone else’s dirt and grime. It is a buyer’s market right now. What does that mean? It means that buyers have options, and currently there are more sellers than buyers. Your home better shine like it’s brand new, because that’s what buyer’s expect. Hire a cleaning service for a couple hundred dollars and have them clean everything, including outside windows. Get rid of all the cobwebs, everywhere, even in those hard-to-reach upper windows. Other important items to give a thorough cleaning to include your kitchen cabinets over the cooktop, and the cooktop itself. A couple hundred dollars worth of cleaning could mean thousands of dollars more for your home.
4. You’re getting ready to move. Now’s the time to start boxing up your personal items (photos, knick-knacks, collections, etc.)
Some people like to collect things, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But not everybody may feel your passion for your collectibles, and it may turn away a buyer. Afterall, if the goal is to sell your house and not your elaborate collection of vintage dolls, you should probably box up your doll collection. You want people to remember your house, not your stuff, right?
These tips don’t just apply to Avery Ranch homes either, but to all homes. You cannot overprice and expect a buyer to “make an offer”, you can’t sell a filthy home (unless it’s underpriced), and it’s been proven to take even longer to sell a home that is cluttered with obscure personal items.
Oops, we almost forgot the #1 thing that you can do to improve your chances of selling your Avery Ranch home:
1. Hire a team of professionals who are neighborhood experts, who are passionate about what they do, and who can handle your most important financial transaction.
There is an immeasurable difference between listing with a discount broker who will stick your home on the MLS with one photo, no Agent description, no Internet Remarks, and so on, and listing with a team who work with buyers and sellers of real estate full time. We go so much farther beyond. I mean, we made this website tailored just for Avery Ranch homes for sale. That should give you an idea of how far we’re willing to go for you.