Are you studying up to make sure your home sale goes smoothly? Keep reading to learn about five key things you must do to make your home sale a smashing success.
Make use of your local MLS and popular listing sites:
Listing your home online is critically important when it comes to attracting buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, 89% of buyers now use online tools to search for homes. Plus, listing your home online is quick, easy and affordable if you list with Home Bay!
Prepare your home before you list:
Take a close look at your curb appeal, invest in some landscaping and a few buckets of paint, mow the lawn, trim the trees and shrubs and make your home feel inviting. Most potential home buyers prefer purchasing a home as close to walk-in ready as possible, so by focusing on making your home feel put together, you’re sure to impress.
Before you price your home, you need to do some research to make sure you understand current market conditions, you’re familiar with the price of similar homes in your area and you understand the impact your home’s condition should have on your list price. If you want more guidance, you can also pay a couple hundred bucks to hire an appraiser who will give you a professional opinion on what your home is worth.
Prefer to do it yourself? Use our free home seller pricing worksheet to simplify the process!
Use eye-catching photos:
We strongly encourage sellers to opt professional real estate photography for their home listing. It’s a small investment that can really pay off at closing. In fact, if you work with Home Bay, we’ll help you get pro photos. If you want advice on how to stage or decide to take your photos yourself, make sure you use our free ebook for tips on how to get the best possible results!
Write a compelling listing description:
Your listing description gives you an opportunity to explain exactly what makes your home great, so you want to make sure you write a good one. Use these tips to learn how to leverage your 500 characters to engage potential buyers and encourage showings.
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