Stage your home so buyers are ready to move in
Buyers will have an emotional response of some kind when they see your home for the first time. The feeling you want to leave them with is, “This could be my home.” Achieve this by making your home’s exterior stand out, and by staging the interior.
If you’re planning to price your property high and bring down your price gradually, think again. Homes receive four times the traffic in the first two weeks after listing, so a property lagging on the market can be a red flag to today’s buyers. Think about the eager buyers who will see your home in “Just listed” ads across the web and in email alerts, and offer them a fair price right away. The feeling of getting early showings or an offer will far outweigh the feeling of an offer that comes after you’ve lowered your price a month later.
To make sure you price your home right, obtain a comparative market analysis of recently sold properties relevant to your home’s size, location and condition. Together we will work to find a price that matches the local Knoxville norm, while taking into account your home’s individual features and upgrades.
Don’t over upgrade
Be ready for a showing at any time
Today’s buyers are excited and competitive. They may be willing to drop everything in order to see your home the minute it comes across their screen. Here’s how to stay ready:
Clean your home after every meal and between laundry days. Don’t leave for work, or even a quick trip to the store, without making sure your home could be toured before you return.
Don’t forget your neighbors
Your neighbors want good neighbors – and they may also know someone who wants to live in the neighborhood. By getting your neighbors involved in your sale, you may save time. Make sure you or your agent invites your neighbors to any open houses you hold, and use social media posts to mention that your home is being listed. Every time you mention your home sale to a neighbor, whether it be online or offline, remember to ask if they know anyone who may be interested. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the word spreads!
Be ready to sweeten the deal
Make sure you trust your agent
Selecting the right agent is extremely important. You should hire an agent who has had great success in working with local sellers since you are trusting your agent to advocate for you in the market, and to negotiate on your behalf with potential buyers and their agent representatives
Ready to sell? Contact us today to discuss how we can exceed your expectations.