27 Seller Tips
How to Sell your home profitably in a difficult marketplace
First of all, save yourself time, aggravation and continual stress by avoiding the "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) trap. FSBO sometimes works for the seller when residential housing is in short supply, home prices are rising, and buyer financing is readily available. That is what is known as a so-called "seller's market." Well, as we all know, those heavenly days for sellers have long gone, at least for the foreseeable future. Inventories of unsold homes are high and selling prices have dipped accordingly. The buyers are now calling the shots – so to speak, and now, more than ever, you need the help of VIP Realty, an agency staffed with knowledgeable and experienced realtors to effectively market your home and sell it profitably.
If you are concerned – as most sellers are in this tough market – about having to pay real estate commissions on top of having to lower your original asking price, shrinking your net profits even further, then contact VIP Realty and put your worries to rest. As a discount real estate broker we have developed specific programs designed to literally save you thousands of dollars in realty fees, and you can choose the program that suits you best. But more about that later. Let's look at the steps that must be taken in order for your home to stand out amongst the competition and sell profitably.
Staging Your Home:
"Staging" is merely a term for preparing your home to look it's best, inside and out. First impressions are important. Create a clean, cheerful and inviting environment a prospective buyer can picture living in. For example, remove all clutter inside and out, including the garage, and thoroughly clean and polish appliances, countertops, showers, sinks, cabinets, windows, sliding glass doors, etc. A fresh coat of paint in a light, neutral color will brighten up the overall appearance of the home. Make any necessary repairs to dripping faucets, crumbling or stained caulking, have carpeting professionally cleaned and so on. Outside, landscaping should have a well cared for appearance, meaning trimmed shrubs, a neatly mowed lawn, etc. As the old saying goes "you can't make a second first impression."
Once you have staged your home, ask your assigned VIP Realty representative to look over the home's overall appearance to be sure it will show well to prospective buyers.
Setting a selling price:
One of the biggest mistakes made by many home sellers is to set a sales price based on what they "think" their home is worth, which in many cases means overpricing the property. This is the primary reason many homes sit in the marketplace for months and remain unsold. Setting a realistic sales price is not a "do it yourself" project, and is one of the most important reasons for you to retain VIP Realty as your seller representative. We have the resources, experience and expertise that enables us to evaluate what similar homes in your area are selling for, and based a series of factors we will help you in arriving at a price that is acceptable to you and to a potential buyer.
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