Selling your home like anything else is an art and if you are not good at it, you won’t get the profit you are looking for. I’ve had many people complaining that they were really disappointed with their listing response so I’ve compiled a checklist that will be helpful if you are selling your home this summer. Without wasting much time, let’s get right into it.
First, price your home just right. Enquire how much the real estate market in your neighbourhood is worth and then set a price. Never set a price by yourself as it might be too high or too low. A couple of calls using the local listings can help you save a lot of time when negotiating with potential buyers. Next, brokers. Lot of people out there really don’t like involving brokers when they are selling their home but that is again a big mistake. Ask around for some good brokers and list your home with some of the best. Chances are that your broker will have a lot more contacts and they will be able to fetch you a great price even after paying off their commission.
Next comes the most important ‘four month’ rule. If your house has been listed for four months with no takers, take it off the list. Buyers specifically look for such houses to ensure that they get to haggle and reduce the price as much as possible. Taking off your listing after four months and then relisting it again after couple of months will get you new buyers and better profits.
If you do have some potential buyers, before they come see the place make sure it is clean and looks inviting. Most buyers decide the moment they first see the house so keeping it clean or may be even giving your home a fresh coat of paint will help you get through the sale quickly. Also remember to remove all unwanted belongings from different rooms so that new buyers can picture themselves living with their stuff. Trust me, this works. And also make sure there are no odours or pests within the house. If you have decided to sell off your home, go by this list and I’m sure you’ll strike a deal after a few buyers see your place.