Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Selling the House? 4 Ways to Make the Process Painless

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 03 January 2017 16:48

Selling your home doesn't have to be an arduous process. While it may take some time and patience to find the right buyer, there are steps that you can take to ensure that your home is sold in a timely manner and for the right price. Let's take a closer look at what those steps are and how they make the home selling process easier.

Do Market Research Prior to Listing

The easiest way to keep your home on the market for weeks or months is to ask for more than it is worth. If you see that your neighbor just sold his or her home for $100,000, you don't want to ask $200,000 for your property. Recent home sale prices are available online as well as through your real estate agent.

Take A Lot of Good Photos

When you do list your home, you will want to provide a buyer with as much information as possible before he or she actually views it in person. Therefore, it is in your best interest to provide a potential buyer with as many photos of the property as possible. Ideally, you will provide a visual tour of the home's selling points such as a large master bedroom, a remodeled kitchen or a big backyard for the kids to play in.

Work With a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent will have a good understanding of local market conditions as well as various tactics that can be used to sell your home in a timely manner. Professionals, like those at Keller Williams Realty, know how much easier it is to sell your home with a knowledgeable person by your side. That person can also schedule showings or conduct an open house to get as many people as possible to view the home and make an offer on it.

Tell Everyone You Know About the Listing

These days, you have to play a leading role in selling your home. This means that you post the listing on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform that you may belong to. You may also want to send your listing to friends, family and other contacts via email. The more people who know about your listing, the easier it will be to find people who are interested in buying it or who may know someone looking for a house like yours.

If you are ready to put your home on the market, make sure your listing is as attractive as possible. This means pricing your home properly, marketing it as aggressively as possible and working with a real estate agent who can help you get it off the market as soon as possible.

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Rachelle Wilber

Rachelle Wilber is a former real estate agent now turned freelance writer that specializes in home realty, mortgage, and building. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies.

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