Selling your home should be easy, but there are times when it can seem like no one wants to even walk through it.
While there could be countless external factors preventing your home from selling, there are many more you yourself can influence and change. You just need to know where to start. Improving your home in the right ways is key to getting more buyers on the hook.
Work on Your Property Listing
Property listings attract potential buyers to your home, and is usually the first step of the home-selling process. It is also where most people make mistakes in how they list it. There are three main parts to your property listing: home details, the house description, and your photographs.
The home details are set in stone and are usually facts you can’t change. You should strive to write a professional description detailing your home, its history, and everything else required to make people see what an opportunity your house is.
For the photographs, ensure you use a professional photographer. A recent study shows that professional photography sells listings 50% faster, 39% closer to the list price and generates 118% more online views.
Ask Buyers Why They Don’t Want Your Property
The simplest strategy can often yield the most profitable results. When you find a buyer that doesn’t want your property, just ask them why!
If you can understand why a prospective buyer doesn’t want to purchase your property, you can work to correct any immediate problems. This can turn a home that seems impossible to sell, into one everyone wants.
Consider Promoting Your Home in a 3D Video
Videos are a great medium for spreading the word and getting a lot of information out, in a small amount of time. But what’s even better than your average listing video slideshow is a 3D interactive home tour.
Consider recording a thorough video that showcases every inch of your home. The goal is to give buyers a true look into your home and entice more online viewers to come view your home in person. The more people in the door, the more offers you will have.
Improve Your Home
Improving your home can be as simple as adding some flowers to increase curb appeal, to other simple ideas like raking the leaves, cutting the shrubbery, and mowing the lawn.
If your home requires more home improvements, then you may wish to consider investing in a small personal loan, getting a veteran VA Streamline loan with low VA rates, or a mortgage for larger improvements. These types of improvements can make your property significantly easier to sell by adding what buyers want most.
If your home seems like it just won’t sell, then don’t try to force it. There are other ways you can make money from your property without selling it.
You may, for example, choose to rent your property. This can allow you to earn an income from your otherwise vacant property while reducing the chances of vandalism, theft, and other costly problems. The best part about this strategy is sometimes renters turn into prospective buyers.
By listening to prospective buyers, improving your home, and considering alternative sales strategies, you can significantly improve your chances of selling your home.
If you need help selling your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to the First Team agent about how they can help. A consultation is free and the perfect opportunity for us to show you exactly why we sell more than 2X as many homes in Orange County than any other real estate company.
This guest post was written by Brooke Chaplan, a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.