What are your main objectives when trying to sell a property?
We might take a well educated guess to answer that: you want to sell it Profitable – meaning to be sure that your asked price is competitive on the market, but it is not underpriced, so your profit is fully maximized. And, in most cases, you want to sell it Fast – so your money would not stay trapped between 4 walls for too long.
All that considered, you need to partner up with a real estate company that works in your best interest and it guides and advises you throughout the entire selling process, so you get to see your objectives being met.
What we can do for you:
- Asses your property and offer an initial evaluation and the most effective mix to advertise it to the right potential buyers.
- Objectively advise you if there are things needed to be done, so your property would have the maximum impact on the buyers.
- Due to our long-term marketing experience, we can present, photo-shoot and home-stage your property, so its appeal to the buyers is fully taken advantage of.
- List your property in our extensive network of real estate partners, to increase its visibility and shorten the sale-period.
- Use our real-estate marketing tools to promote it effectively, both online and offline, on our expense.
- Presenting your property for you, to a selected target, so only the really interested people get to participate at the viewing – thus maximizing the conversion rate from prospect to buyer.’
- Use our expertise to negotiate the best price and selling terms in your behalf and in your interest.
- Refer you to trustful and experienced legal parties, to complete the transaction smoothly.
Until you decide to contact us, here is a guide of useful advice for anyone who intends to put a property on the market – enjoy and benefit!
5 (mandatory) Tips to Sell a property Fast:
Selling Tip #1: Improve your property’s appeal
Nothing is more important than a first impression. So, consider what a potential home buyer may think as he or she drives up to your property for the very first time.
Walk out into your street and look- really look-at your home to see its shortcomings. Is it attractive, clean, and well-kept, or does it need maintenance that you’ve been putting off?
After you’ve been in a home for a while, it can be difficult to see it objectively. So take suggestions from a real estate professional or prospective buyers about how to make it show better.
When your home is on the market, it’s critical that your landscaping is well-groomed 24/7.
If you put money into cleaning up the outside of your home, we can guarantee that buyers will be more likely to take a tour of the inside. Curb appeal is what draws buyers in, helps maintain their interest, and sets your home apart from the competition.
Remember that unless you’re willing to discount a home’s price well below market value, prospective home buyers generally won’t want to buy a house that needs a lot of work.
Selling Tip #2: Make Upgrades
So how much should you spend to upgrade your home before selling it?
While a remodel certainly adds some value, it’s like buying a new car that depreciates in value the moment you drive it off the dealer’s lot.
So, while we recommend making small upgrades–like replacing the kitchen sink faucet or updating an old water heater–we don’t suggest doing any major remodels. If you have a sorely outdated kitchen or bathroom, you’ll generally come out ahead by discounting the asking price, so a buyer can choose their own finishes.
But – don’t try to ignore necessary repairs that would be a red flag to a home inspector or a mortgage company. These include major problems–such as an outdated electrical system or a leaky roof as well as minor ones, such as sticky windows and leaky faucets.
If you don’t address needed repairs, you risk a potential buyer walking away when problems turn up on a home inspector’s report. Depending on the wording of your contract, the buyer could walk away, or require you to complete the necessary repairs within a certain period of time, in order to go through with the purchase.
Selling Tip #3: Depersonalize Your Home
After you improve your curb appeal and make necessary upgrades and repairs, it’s show time!
The best way to get your home ready to show prospective buyers is to depersonalize it, by removing family photos, quirky art and collectibles, and vibrant paint colors. Your goal is to create a soothing space that allows buyers to visualize their own family and lifestyle in the home–not yours.
Don’t take it personally. Simplify and neutralize your home as if it were a model home, because that’s exactly what it is while it’s on the market.
If you have to rent a storage unit to de-clutter and remove excess trinkets and closet junk, it’ll be worth it. Then it will also be easier to freshen up the paint on interior walls and tone down any bright colors with off-white or beige.
Make your home like a clean, welcoming, blank canvas that any buyer can visually paint their own dreams upon. We know it won’t feel like your home for a little while, but once you sell your house and move into your next place, you can decorate any way you like.
Selling Tip #4: Price Your Property Competitively
Choosing the right listing price is one of the most important tips for selling your home quickly. If your home is priced too low, you’ll obviously leave money on the table, and if it’s too high, you’ll get few offers and watch it get stale on the market.
Many times, sellers try to sell property without hiring a real estate professional, because they believe it will save money in the long run. We can tell you that the good ones will save you both money and time.
Since a real estate agent is paid a percentage of your selling price, it’s in his or her best interest to price it perfectly. They want to earn the highest commission possible, but they also want to earn a commission within a reasonable amount of selling time.
Real estate pros know the local market like the back of their hands, and will review comparable sales to make sure you set a realistic price. While you might be tempted to start with a high listing price to see what happens, overpricing can be a bad strategy.
After a home sits on the market for an extended period of time, many people will assume that it hasn’t sold because something is wrong with it. Agents and buyers may mistakenly assume that an old listing can’t pass inspections, or that it has a poor interior layout.
So, don’t let your home become a stale listing because it’s overpriced.
Selling Tip #5: Hire a Professional Photographer
Most homebuyers start looking for a property online or in local home magazines. That means you need to have great images that accentuate your home’s best features and selling points.
After you’ve improved curb appeal, made necessary upgrades, and depersonalized the interior spaces, consider hiring a professional photographer to take high quality images, in the best light.
These great images will inspire buyers to come to your open houses or request a tour.