If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason it didn't sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. If your listing has expired and you still want results, before you put your home back on the market, take a step back and review your situation. Q Where should you begin?
Your home is a major financial investment, and your relationship with your Realtor ® should be a full partnership where your needs and wishes are heard, and you receive detailed and dependable feedback on the progress of your sale. Your agent has a responsibility to source this feedback from the agents who have shown your home, and to communicate this to you so together you can make the right decisions about what to do next. How well did this occur the last time you had your home up for sale?
1-Make your house easy to show
2- Use a “For Sale” sign, where permitted
3- Create a Good First Impression by:
Did price work for or against you? The "right" price depends on market conditions, competition and the condition of your home. Pricing it too high is as dangerous as pricing it too low. If your home doesn't compare favorably with others in the price range you've set, you won't be taken seriously by prospects or agents. You'll get the facts when you see the statistics! To help you to establish a realistic selling price for your home, ask your agent to provide you with an up-to-date competitive market analysis to give you:
Note: There is no mention of how much you paid for your home or its improvements. Like any other investment, the market value is determined by what a willing buyer will pay and a willing seller will accept.
Is your house someone else's idea of a dream home? When buyers enter are they inspired? Do they think, "I love this house!" Remember, the decision to buy a home is based on emotion, not logic A house in move-in condition invites a sale. You need to consider:
Plus - Consider taking care of major items, such having your home painted. Offering an allowance to your prospective buyers, so they can have painting completed is not the same as having done it for them. Now, as they're trying to imagine what that new paint job will look like, they may also be discounting the price even further because of the less-than- perfect look of those walls. Remember.... A house that presents well, sells for the best price because it outshines the competition.
One of the first steps in your marketing plan involves finding an agent who will best represent you. When interviewing agents, test and compare their knowledge and ask each to demonstrate how they will market your home to buyers. Compare, too, how much money each spends on advertising the homes s/he lists, in what media (newspaper, magazine, etc.) and the effectiveness of one medium over the other. Remember, it's not just how much they spend, but how they spend it. Say goodbye to any real estate agents using old, traditional methods to sell your home because they don't work in today's market! To be competitive in today's marketplace, agents who use new and innovative, nontraditional marketing approaches are the ones who are getting more homes sold fast and for top dollar.
To get the best results when selling your home, you need to team up with your agent to develop a powerful marketing plan that exposes your property to the widest possible pool of prospective buyers. And Remember… Not all agents are the same. The relationship between you and your agent can make the difference between selling your home fast, or not selling it all.
Before You Put Your Home Back on the Market remember: