prepare... for a quick sale
you have been in model homes, you know how good they look. You can make your
home look its best without spending a lot of money. There are things that can be
done to give it that "model home look" so prospective buyers will want
it and everything else in the house that you’re willing to sell. When homes
have this kind of appeal, they sell quickly and usually for the highest price
possible. The property needs to look good from the street, up the sidewalk, on
the front porch, throughout the house.
You definitely want to give
the impression of a well cared for home. You want the prospective buyer to feel
that your home is quality throughout, not just on the surface.
never have more activity on the home than you will in the first three to
four weeks of the listing.
The reason is simple: there are
buyers out there who have seen everything available and for one reason or
another, haven’t bought. They are just waiting for something new to come on
the market. Agents are just as anxious. When that new property does hit
the market, buyers and agents will scramble to look at it. It is common
knowledge that the property will usually sell for the highest price during this
time. After the initial surge of interest, the only people to look at it will be
those buyers new to the marketplace. Competition is fierce. You are competing with every other
that is currently for sale: new and pre-owned, your area and other areas; those
listed with agents and those trying to sell themselves. You are even competing
with the foreclosures in the market. If buyers have a choice of two comparable properties similar
in price, they’ll choose the one in the best condition. Just as on the other
hand, if two properties are similar in condition, the buyers will choose the one
that is less money.
Next, work on your Curb Appeal.
Mike Burns, CRS,
The Real Estate Group, Inc
5725 Windy Dr Suite E
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Direct: 715 295-5008
Cell: 715 498-1248
Fax: 715 295-5006