You’ve enjoyed your house and you put a ton of work into it, so obviously you want get a good deal when selling your home. However, with the real estate market once again on the rise, home sellers need to be competitive to get a good price.
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your cherished home.
- Make it easy to show: Just like you, the people looking to purchase your home will have their own busy lives to deal with. The more flexible you can be when scheduling a time to show your house, the more potential buyers you’ll be able to show it to. This might mean showing it early in the morning, late at night, and on the weekends.
- List on all major online portals: With most people living their day-to-day lives on the Internet, there’s no way to make selling your home more accessible than by listing on the major online real estate portals. While about 14% of recent buyers’ first step in the process was to contact a real estate agent, a whopping 42% immediately looked online for real estate listings.
Some real estate agents will also take this step for you. Considering that 78% of recent buyers found their real estate agent to be a useful information source, and 82% finding online websites to be very useful, these resources can make for a lethal combination.
- Good pictures: When potential buyers visit online housing portals, they look for much more than just real estate pricing. The majority of buyers’ first reactions come from the exterior of a house. About 87% of buyers using the Internet found photos to be very helpful, with 84% reporting detailed information about the properties to be useful.
You loved your house, and the person who buys it will as well. The key to selling your home is simply to make sure buyers can find it. The quality of your home will do the rest.