Sell Your Home Fast with These Simple Strategies
You’ve put your house on the market and there has been a lot of interest, but you can’t seem to get any offers. What’s going on? There may be some tricks you’re not using that could help sell your home quickly. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 4 tips for selling your home or condo in record time:
- List your home at the right time of year.
- Advertise in all mediums, not just online.
- Price it competitively and honestly.
- Stage your home.
List your home at the right time of year.
If you list close to the holiday season, expect slower activity and less competition compared to other times of year. Showings tend to be fewer and far between when most people are busy with their family holiday events or spending lots of money on gifts for their loved ones. Sometimes it’s not a choice for those who are relocating for employment opportunities, so you’ll have some home buyers in search of listings during this time, just expect half as much as you’d see in the spring. If you do decide to go ahead with it, expect a slower market and less competition during these months.
This is a great time of year to list if you need or want some extra cash before the holidays and plan to use some of that money on gifts. However, you may not receive the amount of offers as you would during the busy spring and summer seasons. The real estate market today is a hot one in Raleigh all year long, so selling your home in the fall may bring you plenty of potential buyers. Focus on what is important for you and your family. Moving is difficult, especially before the holidays, but in this competitive seller’s market, it can be financially rewarding to do so. Oak City Properties can help you sell your home quickly and plan for your move to a new home. We’ve been buying and selling homes for decades and we love helping our clients succeed financially.
Advertise selling your home on all mediums, not just online.
It’s no secret that the Internet is a fast-paced world where most people go first for information. Your home may sell just as quickly if you use all of the available mediums, not just online real estate sites and social media.
Make sure your listing stands out by printing it on everything from flyers to magnets with your home’s information. Make sure your listing is easy to find on Google by using the correct keywords and phrases in it so potential buyers will search for you online as well.
Make sure that all of these print options are available when people come to see your home, just in case they don’t have access to a computer or tablet at the time. Having those printed options available gives them the chance to contact you later if they want more information or would like a tour of your home at another time.
You should also consider sharing it on social media, even if that’s not one of your main mediums for advertising. People use Facebook and Twitter all the time whether they’re at home or not. Why not use that to your advantage and make sure they see it?
Finally, you should also consider using traditional mediums like newspaper ads and putting up signs in visible places. It might be a little more expensive than online advertising, but sometimes the added cost is well worth the extra exposure as long as it’s possible to do so financially.
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Price your home competitively and honestly.
You don’t want to sell your home too quickly and shortchange yourself in the process, but you also don’t want to make it so expensive that potential buyers turn away.
Price according to current market value for homes like yours when possible or comparable sales if there aren’t any similar properties available for comparison.
This means doing some research online. You can do that by using online real estate sites or platforms like Zillow to find out what your home is worth and by seeing how much similar homes have sold for recently if you don’t have a comparable property nearby.
While it may be tempting, stay away from pricing too low because you think you’ll get more interest this way. It will just create problems for you later if the buyer thinks they’re getting a good deal and then lowballs your asking price.
If you want to make sure that potential buyers see it quickly, consider using an auction-style listing where bids are accepted until someone beats out all of the competition. This is one way to ensure that the highest bidder walks away with your home, but it’s also good for getting a lot of potential buyers to see the listing.
Oak City Properties loves helping our clients get their homes sold quickly and easily! Call us today for a free consultation on how to sell your Raleigh area property fast.
Stage your home.
No matter what your budget for staging is, you should consider making it work because the returns can be significant.
It may not seem like a big deal to have new towels in the bathrooms or fresh flowers on counters and tables, but those little things make all of the difference when it comes to appealing to potential buyers; we’re visual creatures who are always looking for ways to make the best impression.
If you don’t have a big budget, consider using what you already have in your home or borrowing items from friends and family members who might be willing to help out. If it’s not possible to stage at all due to time constraints or other commitments, just keep that in mind when showing people around your home because it might affect the number of interested buyers you get.
A Property Manager Can Help
After reading this blog post, you should be better equipped with all the tips and tricks to quickly sell your home. Make sure that when staging your property for sale, you consider what potential buyers will think about it when they walk in for a viewing. You’ll also want to use all advertising mediums such as newspaper advertisements, social media posts and flyers so people know your house is on the market! And if possible, try selling during the best season of the year – winter or summer depending on where in North Carolina you live! One last tip we can give is pricing right from day one by listing an accurate asking price based on recent comparable properties sold nearby. All these strategies combined will help you successfully sell your home quicker than ever.
Hiring a Property Manager
If you’re looking for some help on how to avoid these mistakes and get your house sold quickly, please contact our team of experts today! We would be happy to talk with you about our marketing services or answer any questions you have about what we do here at Oak City Properties. Our property managers know all of the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate in the Raleigh area. We can even provide expert advice on staging your home if needed! Give us a call at (919) 232-9222.
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