Selling a home as quickly as possible is the main concern for all sellers of real estate. The longer your home stays on the market, the more cost and expense it generates since you are paying for holding costs such as mortgages, tax and insurance. In order to maximize your profit, make sure you follow these 7 tips listed below.
- Spread the Word To Your Sphere of Influence
Don’t rely on your real estate agent to do all the marketing for you. Spread the word regarding the sale of your property and talk to family, friends, social media acquaintances and anyone else who will listen. Even if they are not interested in your home, they may know someone who is.
- Improve and Enhance Your Curb Appeal
As the old saying goes; “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. You need to make the general public and brokers excited and want to see the interior of your home. All buyers will drive-by your home or see the front pictures first before they make a decision to preview the interior. To get them excited, you have to make a good first impression. This means that you may have to do minor landscaping, paint the exterior of the house and make the house as visually pleasing as possible.
- You Must Set a Fair Market Price For The House
Today, all listing and sales information for most neighborhoods can be found by any buyer on the internet. Sites such as Zillow.com and Trulia.com display sales and list price for homes on a daily basis, so all buyers are pretty educated. No one will overpay. Make sure you do as much research as possible in order to determine the right sales price for your home. If the price is not right, all your efforts, time and money to market will go to waste.
- 87% Of All Buyers are Online
Since most buyers today are searching for homes online, you need to place your home listing in as many online resources as possible. Sites such as Craigslist, the digital edition of your local paper, Facebook marketing, community bulletin boards and other sites will do wonders to create mass traffic.
- List All Upgrades of your Home in Bullet Format
When you list your home, make sure that any recent upgrades to the home are featured in easy to read, bold and bullet formatted text. Most people’s attention span when reading an advertisement is 10 seconds. You must capture their attention by pointing out the best features of your property in bold easy to read format.
- Put A Large Red For Sale Sign On The Front Yard
It has been proven by psychologists that the color red captures the most attention. So, place a red For Sale sign in the front yard. This is great for neighbors who may not be aware you are selling. Your Neighbors may very well know of a friend or family who would be interested to purchase your home.
- Try To Piggyback on other Listings within Your Neighborhood
Although this sounds counterintuitive, there is a good reason to sell when others are selling. If you know of a new listing going up for sale in your neighborhood then try to list your house for sale at the same time. Since, buyers coming to see your neighbors house will most definitely be interested in your home as well.
I sincerely hope the 7 tips above will help you sell your home as quickly as possible. If you are unable to sell your property on your own and want to sell in 45 days or sooner at top market dollar, visit our 5 Seller Exclusive Guarantee page. See why most sellers of real estate choose Rick Sarouk and his team to list and sell their homes. We will be more than happy to help you achieve your goal of maximizing your profit on the sale of your home as well.