Selling a property can be an exciting prospect, especially in today’s seller-friendly market. While that type of market makes it much easier to get a good price for the home you’re trying to sell, if you want to get the best price, you’ll need to be proactive in your approach. As you make a home more appealing on the market, the interest in it will grow substantially.
Take Professional Photos
People are very visual creatures. We tend to buy with our eyes, especially when it comes to homes. The pictures of your home are usually going to be a buyer’s first exposure to the home, so it’s important to make sure they’re good ones. Quality photos can help your home sell faster. It’s not easy to take good real estate photos. There are angles to consider, not to mention expensive equipment to purchase. In many cases, your best option is to hire a professional photographer to come and take photos of the house for you to post online.
Make Necessary Improvements
Given the nature of today’s market, buyers who might otherwise be willing to purchase a home and make repairs themselves are more likely to find themselves without the necessary funds to pay for such projects. As a result, they’re less willing to buy homes that need work done. That means you’ll need to do it before you put it on the market. Depending on the project, you may be able to do it yourself, or you may need to find home service professionals to get the job done. Angie’s List has over 5 million members and is one of the leading websites for home service providers.
Price It Appropriately
There is such a thing as asking too much for a home. If buyers don’t think it’s worth your asking price, you’re going to have a hard time selling it. There are a lot of factors that influence property values. They’ll all need to be taken into consideration when deciding what to ask for the home. If you aren’t sure, check out similar properties that have recently sold to get a feel for what you could ask for. Your REALTOR® may also be able to give you some helpful suggestions and advice.
Making a home look more appealing on the market is a smart way to attract buyers who will make you an attractive offer. You can do this by having professional photos taken of the home, making improvements as needed, and making sure it’s appropriately priced. That way, the seller’s market will be a bonus rather than what you’re relying on to get a decent offer.
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