01-04-2009 11:34 AM - last edited on 09-18-2012 08:37 PM by SheilaM
below are some samples how to sell home fast
Make a lasting first impression
The front door should be clean and presentable. If the doorbell is not working repair it.
20 tips on how to sell your home faster
Faded walls and worn woodwork won’t sell your home. A small investment in paint or wallpaper will.
Let the sun shine in
Open the drapes and curtains. Clean the window and panes. Turn on the lights. House buyers are drawn to bright, cheerful interior.
Call the plumber and the electrician
Dripping water taps suggest worn out plumbing or careless maintenance. Clean those rust stained sinks. And make sure the drains are running free and clear. Loose electrical wires, broken sockets and fused out bulbs, flickering tube-lights are a no-no.
The devil’s in the details
Loose door knobs and handles. Creaky doors. Door latches not closing smoothly. Sticking drawers. Wobbly hinges. Jammed windows. They can all cost you a potential customer. Fix the defects and they make a sale.
Keep staircases and corridors clean and free of clutter. Cluttered areas are not only unattractive; they are dangerous as well.
Sell the whole home
Let prospects see the big picture. Make sure your attic is presentable, your garage is neat and your basement is organized. Give storeroom space a clean coat of paint.
Buyers love big closets and wall cupboards
And they look even bigger when they are clean, neat and well organized. Get rid of piles of clothes, old cartons and other clutter.
Bathrooms are big sellers.
Make bathrooms sparkle. Clean sinks and bowls. Recaulk where needed. Make sure towels and bathroom mats are freshly washed.
Wake up your bedrooms
Remove excess furniture. Use attractive and colourful bed linens and spreads. Open the drapes and curtains and let the light in. Remember, this is where your buyers spend one third of their lives.
SHOW AND SELL
It is now showtime! Here are ten suggestions to help you make the most of it.
Home buyers love the light. By day, let the sun shine in. By night, turn on all your lights, inside and outside. Don’t forget the accent and picture lights.
House hunters hate crowds. When your brokers shows your home, send the children away to the neighbours and take a long walk.
Silence is golden
When your home is being shown, turn off the radio, television, stereo or any other noise-producing source. It will make your agent’s job easier.
Keep pets out of sight
Make your pets disappear when your house is being shown. Your prospect may have different tastes in animal than you.
Stay in the background
Do not try to engage your prospects in conversation. Let your broker do his or her job and let your buyers inspect without interruption.
You never know when your consultant (agent) may need to show your home on a moment’s notice. So, make your beds and tidy up each morning, just in case.
No apologies necessary
Nobody’s perfect. There’s no need to apologies for the appearance of your house. Let your agent field any negative comment.
Sell the home period
Don’t try to sell your prospect your old furniture, appliances, lamps or anything besides your house. Save it for after the sale.
Leave it to professionals
Let your broker discuss selling price, terms, possession dates or other such details. They have been carefully trained and will negotiate on your behalf.
Show by appointment only
Your agents can schedule all showings including those from other real estate offices. All you need to do is to make sure your home is ready to show.
01-04-2009 01:24 PM
While these 'tips' may help *show* a house, in todays market, they aren't going to SELL a house.
Number one suggestion for selling a house is to price it appropriately to the market NOW, now what you expected to get from it when you bought it three years ago.
If the market value trends below what you bought it for, either do not sell it, or be prepared to take a huge loss.
Today, Pricing, pricing and pricing are the three most important things for selling a home.
01-05-2009 11:39 AM
You might have it backwards.
I think "pricing" correctly is what sellers need to do from the very start to get people into the house to view it. I, for one, will not even consider going into a house to view it if it is over-priced (as many houses are in this market today).
Once a house is priced reasonably, then I go view it. That's when Donnie's tips come into play. A properly "shown" house will move lookers into prospective buyers and might sell it.
Pricing alone won't sell a house. You also need a well staged, well maintained home.
1st price it well. Then show it well. Then negotiate openly.
01-06-2009 04:40 PM
04-02-2012 08:58 PM - last edited on 04-02-2012 11:17 PM by SheilaM
When we want to sell our home we have to avoid some mistakes, we should know current market price and property values, and maintenance of home. concerning Broker is also good way to sell our home fast, and theere are many other factors also afected in selling home so we have to avoid that.
05-04-2012 03:55 AM
Hey nice discussion ...there is also training available for agents on a weekly basis to make sure they stay on top of their field. The real estate agents at Exit Realty Consultant will do everything they can to make sure your real estate transaction will run smoothly and effectively. Their experience, negotiation skills, and superior knowledge of the local market give their clients every possible advantage, whether you're buying or selling.
05-16-2012 06:19 AM
Interview agents well..and ask them how they would market your home ...if one agent has a better marketing plan than the others...you have found your agent...good luck~laura
05-24-2012 07:09 PM
I would add two things: 1. Make sure there are NO smells, no mold, smoke, cooking or pet odors. Even scented room freshener can be overwhelming. These will be a major turn off, even if the house shows well. 2. If you can highlight a specific special area, such as a porch or sunroom, set it up for "guests" and have refreshments for the prospective buyer. A staged porch with a pitcher of lemonade or bottled water has the buyer slow down and appreciate the property!