Why Some Homes Sell Faster Than Others
Have you ever wondered why there are some homes in your area that sell in a weekend, while others seem to be on the market forever? From curb appeal and quality photos to proper pricing and staging, there are many things that spur the quick sale of a home. Here are some of them.
Your home will likely sell more quickly if it is move-in ready. This covers small repairs, from leaky faucets or chipped paint, to major eyesores. Overlooked minor repairs don’t look enticing to potential buyers, leading them to wonder if more important areas have been neglected. Buyers tend to be willing to spend more on a home that doesn’t need a lot of repairs or updates before they move in.
First impressions are everything when selling a home. The exterior in particular sets the stage for whether or not they will even step foot inside the home. When they pull up to the house and see an appealing property, this puts them at ease that the rest of the property is in good condition.
Most buyers start their search for a new home online. This is how they decide which homes they want to take a look at, and often times, they’re going by photos alone. Having high-quality photos is critical in ensuring your home is put in the best possible light so buyers will want to view it in person.
Many people mistakenly believe that the listing price should start high and then go down with time. However, this method increases time on market for many reasons. If the price is too high, buyers will automatically pass it by. Don’t discourage potential buyers with an unreasonable price tag. This can also make buyers avoid the listing because they are concerned you aren’t serious about selling or that you won’t negotiate. Also, if buyers see that the price has been lowered several times while the house is on the market, they will think you are desperate to sell.
Stage extra or unused areas with a purpose. Let’s say you have an alcove. You could stage it as a reading nook, or stage an extra closet as a pantry. Get creative. Keep in mind staging also requires you to depersonalize your home. You have to help portray how easy it is for another family to envision themselves living there and making memories. Remove clutter, photos, and personal belongings.
This is also a good time to do a deep cleaning and arrange the furniture in a pleasing way. For small living rooms, remove excess furniture so it looks larger than it is.
An Exceptional Agent
Even if you heed all of the above tips, it’s still a challenge to sell your home quickly if the right people aren’t seeing your listing. You need an experienced agent who knows how to price homes competitively to shorten their time on the market.
Contact Berkshire Hathaway Premier Properties
Want your home to sell quickly? Contact Berkshire Hathaway Premier Properties today at 832-626-4889.