Important Things Home Sellers Forget

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Arca South

“In the real estate business, you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably than any other profession that I know of.” –Johnny Isakson

According to Seth Godin, the reason it seems that price is all your customers care about is that you have not given them anything else to care about.

Indeed, selling your property can be quite the challenge and how fast you sell it usually depends on how well you plan your selling strategy and the current condition of the real estate market. Sure, the logistics of selling a home are never quite straightforward but everyone who has ever wanted to sell their property all went roughly through the same process.

You have quite a lot of things to do—from finding a realtor, improving your curb appeal to staging—it can be quite overwhelming. In fact, with so many things to do, you often find yourself neglecting the most vital things to do—or you might just typically overlook them.

However, if you took the advices listed below, you might find that selling your homes whether in Arca South or elsewhere is not nearly as stressful as everyone claims it to be.

Here are some tricks to make your home selling endeavor a smooth-sailing experience:

1. Google your address

Before putting your property up for sale on the market, you need to be aware about what is being said about your property. Remember, a significant chunk of your buyers are lurking online and would use the web to hunt for their potential homes. In this regard, you should know what your online listing would look like as this will leverage the kind of qualms and concerns your prospective buyers might have.

2. Account for improvements and issues

If you have lived in the property you are going to sell, you need to account for all the issues you have had while there and list down all of those problems you have solved while there.

Everything from water damage, basement floods and plumbing problems should be included—regardless of whether or not you have solved the problem. Furthermore, you should be candid about these problems to your buyer and disclose them.

After all, you do not want to be slapped with a lawsuit months after you have successfully made the sale. While at that, you should also include the “invisible improvements” you have made from adding a French drain system or sewer lines, tanks and the likes as these will help you justify your asking price.

3. Market on social media

All of your efforts in improving your home will be all for naught if no one would come by to see it. In this regard, you need to appropriately market it in order for it to be ready to sell.

As social media is rather big nowadays and where a seemingly bottomless pool of prospective customers exists, you might as well exploit this. Turn to social media and have a marketing plan for your property.

Have a video tour of your property, take photos of the home’s interiors and have your photo galleries promoted on these social media websites. Promote wherever you can whether that may be on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

After all, you want to ensure that you have exhausted all of the avenues to attract the right buyer for you home. If you have an agent, make sure your property has a presence on your agent’s website.

4. Make sure the doorbell rings

While it might seem like a tiny and insignificant detail, this actually counts for a lot. After all, ringing the doorbell gives your prospective buyers the initial impression of the home and if it does not ring, that would not bode too well for the rest of their inspection of the house.

If you cannot even be bothered to fix a busted doorbell, your prospective buyers are going to think what else might need fixing. From that point onward, you are already portraying your property in a bad light.

Article by Alice Molina