As we run head first into mid-summer, you may hear the clock ticking its way towards fall – but with no solid offers on your home for sale. For many people, getting into and / or out of a home before the school year starts is a common goal. After all, summer is considered by many to be real estate’s hottest selling season.
So, how can you entice more possible buyers to your door step before the school bells start to ring? There are a few key strategies that can help.
First, if there are any obvious items that need repair, it could be time to move forward and tackle these necessary projects. While many home sellers would rather just offer their property as-is, you may actually end up saving a great deal of time in negotiation over repair issues if you simply take care of them now.
If you haven’t already done so, be sure that you also remove any and all clutter that could be hindering the sale. When it comes to showing property in its very best light, less truly is more. Here, be sure that you remove any unnecessary knick-knacks, wall-hangings, and furniture from all rooms – which also includes any family pictures and / or personal items. This can help the rooms to appear larger, and can also help a potential purchaser to imagine their own items in the home.
In addition, you will want to be sure that your home shows its very best on the outside, too. Having great curb appeal could mean the difference between possible buyers giving you a call, or driving away without another thought.
It could also be time to work with an experienced real estate agent. In doing so, your home can get a lot of additional exposure through its listing on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), as well as via agent networking.
If you’d like more information on the many additional marketing services that working with a realtor can provide, give us a call today.