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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Roberts

Five Steps to Get Your Home Sold

Even in a seller's market, you'll need a strategy to set your home apart from the other listings competing for buyers in your area. These steps will help you sell your home quickly and for the most money possible. 1: Stage Your Home to Show Its Full Potential

Staging helps potential buyers picture themselves living in your home nub highlighting its most desirable features. According to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes that are professionally staged spend 73% less time on the market. A 2018 survey found that 85% of staged homes sold for between 6% and 25% more than their unstaged homes during the same time period in the same area.

When staging a home, you might rearrange the furniture to make a room feel larger or remove heavy curtains to make it appear brighter. Some sellers choose to hire a professional home stager who has specialized training and experience. Others may opt to do it themselves with guidance from their Realtor. 2: Professional, High-Quality Listing Photos The majority of buyers view listing photos online before they decide to set up an in-person showing. Poor quality photos could prevent buyers from ever stepping foot in your home. Research shows that listings with professional photographs sell 32% faster and often for more money. Since excellent listing photos are so important in getting your property noticed, we work with top, local, real estate photographers to photograph our listings. We are always on-site during the photography session to help the photographer and ensure that the photos showcase your home's best features.

3: Price It Properly From the Start

When homes sit unsold for months and months, buyers imagine that there must be something wrong with the property. Many times, the thing that is wrong is the price! When a home is priced too high, it cannot properly compete with other properties on the market. Pricing your home aggressively from the start means that your home will be among the nicest in the buyer's price range. Many times, this leads to buyers willing to pay asking price and can sometimes lead to multiple offers. This results in a faster sale and more money in your pocket. Even in a seller's market where sellers are getting far over asking price for their homes, it's still very important to list at the right price. We can help you determine the ideal listing price for your home in the current market. 4: Stay Showing-Ready Make your home readily available, even on short notice, for potential buyers to see it. If someone wants to view your house, you need to accommodate them, even if it inconveniences you. On that same note, make as many times available for potential buyers as possible. A missed showing is a missed opportunity to sell your home. Another part of making your home available for showings is to keep it show-ready at all times. That means the cleaning and decluttering can't stop while your house is on the market. A buyer doesn't care that your house was clean last week. Stay on top of keeping the house generally tidy with dishes out of the sink, bathrooms clean, no dust bunnies in the corners, and things like clothes and toys out of the floor. It’s a lot of work, but it will get your house sold.

5: Proven Marketing Strategy

We know that 93% of buyers search for real estate listings online, so we invest in the methods and technology to find those potential buyers where they are. By using online platforms and social media marketing to connect with potential buyers and other local real estate agents, your property gets maximum exposure to prospective buyers. Are you thinking about listing your home? Contact us to schedule a free, no-commitment consultation. We’d love to put together a custom plan to maximize the sales potential of your property.

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