Why does one home in a neighborhood sell faster than another comparable home?
Price. Price your home to sell. Homes that are priced within market value sell much faster than those overpriced. Overpricing your home can cause you to miss out on potential purchase offers, because buyers may think that you aren't a serious seller. You should work with your real estate professional to come up with a competitive asking price.
Marketing. When selling your home, an effective marketing plan goes a long way in making your home seem a better buy than the next, therefore attracting more potential buyers. Your Prudential Northwest Properties real estate professional can help you with advertising, such as flyers, newspaper ads, yard signs, Internet listings, but as the seller, there are things you can do too.
Appearance. Make a good first impression. The appearance inside and out is important to selling your home quickly. The outside of the home is the first thing the buyer sees. Make sure that the yard is well-manicured, bushes and trees are groomed, and the yard is free of debris.
On the inside, neutral colors and traditional layouts are thought of as "safe options" that appeal to most buyers. Homes with strong colors or busy wallpaper might make the home more difficult to sell. Clear those counters and tables. If there is too much clutter around the home, chances are the potential buyer won't see the home for what it's really worth. Clutter will also make the home look smaller than it actually is. Your real estate professional can help suggest ways to "set the stage" and make the property ready for showing.