Thursday, August 9, 2012
How To Go About Selling Your Home In A Down Economy
Take an objective look at the house. Begin from the curb. Imagine you are seeing everything for the first time. Walk through the entire home. Take note of easy fixes that will improve the image. Wash dirty walls and windows. Touch up paint on the front door. Spruce up the front yard. All of these are quick and easy things that you can do to make the house more desirable.
Meet with a Realtor. He or she will have contacts. One of these contacts may be a perfect match for the property. You also have the benefit of their knowledge. They after all are trained to sell homes. They can give you ideas and tips that you may not have thought of. Find a real estate agent that is familiar with the area where you are selling, you don't want to be working with an out-of-state real estate agent if you are trying to sell homes for sale in Utah.
Advertise. The more people who know about the property, the better. Utilize all avenues available to you. Local classified ads, Craigslist, real estate sites and a sign in the front yard will all help to attract potential buyers.
Take pictures. Lots of them. If you are able to post photos along with the ad, it makes it better. People are more likely to look at ads that have pictures attached. Of course take the time to ensure that the ones you post show the property in its best light.
Have some friends come through the property posing as a potential buyer. Let them tell you what they like and do not like. Getting a fresh opinion can help alert you to potential problems and issues. When you see something every day it might not register in your mind that something is off. Having a person come in who does not spend as much time there will allow them to point out problem areas to you. Be sure to ask them to be honest.
Plan an open house. This will get a larger number of people in within a few hours. Before the open house date, clear clutter out of the house. You want it to appear open and spacious. Making the house look its best and getting the word out about it are the keys to selling your home in a down economy.