If you are thinking about buying a new home but concerned you will not be able to sell your current home, there are many things you can do in order to help get your home sold. The first and most important thing to do is price your house correctly in today’s market.
How do you do this? Look at other homes in your neighborhood that have sold recently and this should give you an idea of the value of your home. You could use the Internet to do some research and find a value. A great way to find the true value of your home is to hire a local appraiser who will come out and give you an appraisal for a small fee. A house that is priced in line with the market will sell, even in today’s economy.
Other things that you can do is hire a real estate agent. A good agent will market your home, add it to the MLS and put the listing up on several of the online sites so that your home has as many people looking at it as possible. Having your home on the Internet is not enough. The quality of the pictures and possibly a virtual tour will bring in and hold more attention, so a professional photographer should be used. An agent can do other things to help as well: hold open houses, mail out fliers, drop brochures door to door along with other marketing tasks.
Another way to help sell your home is to have it looking like a model home. This is not that hard to do and will give your home emotional appeal. First, remove all the excess clutter, knick-knacks and personal photographs from the home. Rooms need to be furnished but any excess items that could be removed or stored in the garage should be moved (chairs, tables, beds, etc.). When someone comes to view the home have all lights on, windows open and blinds pulled back. The smell of a home is very important and lighting a few scented candles that are not too strong is a good idea.
Of course there are many other things you could do and your local bookstore has entire books on this subject. So when you find that home that is “just perfect”, don’t turn away because you think you won’t be able to sell your home, use these tips and your home will sell.