Right, now, you need to sell a property that just won’t move.
And yet – the analysts and the media is saying the real estate market is working very well for us. They tell us each day about multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices. Right now we have vacant buildings, job losses and a visibly struggling Houston economy with mounting layoffs and downsizing. Keeping reading our blof for “Tips For Selling My Houston House”.
So where’s your contract at to sell your house today?
These tips could be just what you need to help you move your property.
1) Get a real pro to help.
Just like before, novice agents and investors are running into the market saying that they know what they’re doing and how they can help you.
But usually, they don’t. They’re getting hit hard with the nuances of financing, deal structure, and evaluation. Seriously, the chances are very likely that real estate is your single biggest investment – how can you trust just anyone’s advice? If you want access to terrific results, it’s best to partner with a pro.
2) Don’t make a ton of improvements.
In the current market, we see too often properties being over-improved. Those where the owners have just went too far with their improvements. Even when you have the very best intentions, even when you have unparallel designs, and excellent craftsmanship, it’s still incredibly difficult to outperform what the market is paying. Also, most buyers you encounter while selling will want to put their own custom design touches. Sometimes it easier and simpler to remove all the clutter and just think “neutral”.
3) Complete all of the improvements necessary.
A lot of times when a buyer sees items in the home not repaired or completed, it flat out scares them. Some sellers will decide to show they have been a responsible property owner by getting all the little details fixed. Is it a bad idea to build your buyers confidence and become help them be more comfortable when buying your property?
It’s the simple items that jump out at your savvy home buyers. Don’t slack off and leave little gaps in the trim pieces or cover plates off of the outlets or switches. Even better, go ahead and get it inspected by a local professional home inspector. You could use this report to show off the real condition of the home below the finishes and in a third party view. If you will taking action like this, it could go a long way towards building a high level of confidence in your buyer that they’re making a very smart purchase. That would be a huge plus for you!
4) Style and design matters.
We all will probably agree that first looks or curb appeal is as vital as the inside – so don’t lose sight of one part of the property to improve one of the others. Most experts recommend you give buyers a positive impression with a nice mix of style. A few ways are to paint all the walls, freshen up the landscaping, and most of all – keep it clean, we mean spotless. You could consider hiring a professional designer to help stage the property to maximize designs.
5) Does pricing matter a lot?
Yes. Especially if you’re having a ton of showings but just a few offers, your price may not be that far off. However, if all of your efforts to advertise your property don’t seem to be making the phone ring, you’re probably overpriced and should consider your price point.
6) Each property will sell – eventually.
Folks, there’s no magic formula – but we have found time and time again, there’s also no substitute for experience.
There are many others who have written great tips as well and we encourage you to do a lot of research. Check out this informative blog from US News.
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