1. Get the right price.
To get the right price, you need to price your home correctly. You should be pricing it at what you would pay if you were to sell it today. If you have been living in your home for a long time, you may want to make some adjustments to what your asking price is because people are more aware of prices now than they were when you bought your house. The best way to determine what your “asking” price is is by looking at other homes that have recently sold in your area and narrowing down on the ones that were sold for more than what yours was selling for.
2. Clean the house and make sure the appliances are working properly.
When you are preparing for your open house, make sure that the house is clean enough for buyers to see all of the features. Make sure your appliances are working properly, and make sure that they have been “tested” adequately by a professional before they go on your open market so that you don’t disappoint potential buyers. It’s easy to forget about these things but they can be very important. And, of course, it’s always good to be prepared as much as possible before showing a home off to potential buyers.
3. Have good customer service.
You want to make sure that your customer service is good and clean. Make sure all of your paperwork is in order, and that there are no problems with the way your house is being presented. You don’t want to have buyers frustrated because they are not having any type of progress or feedback from you on their requests. Nothing worse than a sale falling through because there was something wrong with the paperwork.
4. Decide how to market your home.
You will have a choice here in terms of how you want to present yourself as a potential buyer for the house. There are many different ways to market your home, and there are pros and cons to each of them. You may want to find out which one will benefit you the most before implementing it. That way, you can make a more informed decision.
5. Make decisions about renovating.
You will have a choice here in terms of how much renovation you are willing to do on your home before putting it on the market. You should do as much renovation as possible without having it cost you too much money and time because that will affect the sale price of your home in a negative way.
6. Decide on who will be living in your home.
You will want to make sure that you are getting the right prospective buyers, who are interested in your home, for your property. Make sure you have a good marketing plan in place for both active and passive marketing techniques. Make sure you have a good relationship with all of the people who would be moving in, that they are aware of all the rules and regulations of your home, and that they will be respecting them when moving into their new residence.
7. Review all of your expenses with a real estate agent.
When it comes to buying or selling a house, there are a lot of little things that could cost you money that aren’t immediately obvious. You should be prepared for any additional costs that could arise. This includes things like increased property taxes, new laws that might affect your home now that you are selling it, and any other expenses that come up in these types of situations. Make sure you are aware of what they are and have a plan in place so that you can be prepared for them.
If you have someone who can write something positive about your home, they can use it to help sell the home. This is a great way to get attention from prospective buyers. You should have testimonials for everything about your home, not just the good things about it, because potential buyers will have no incentive to buy something that isn’t perfect.
9. Buy a few professional photos.
Beautiful professional photos are essential to attracting top-rate salespeople and buyers. Make sure all of your pictures are sharp and clear so that buyers can see the best possible representation of what they’re getting into. There’s nothing worse than seeing a blurry or dark photo because it makes the property look so much worse than it is.
10. Schedule an open house.
Schedule an open house. Open houses are a great way to get a lot of foot traffic and get some interest in your home. This is something that will be very helpful for when you finally do put your home on the market. It will help you to foster some good interest from buyers so that you can start getting some offers on your property and finally get yours sold, even if the first buyer doesn’t work out.