If one of your goals for 2019 is selling your home, there are a few things you need to consider to get the ball rolling. The real estate market changes constantly, so it is very important to stay on top of the trends to ensure that your home will be sold quickly and at the best possible value.
Be Social Media Savvy
Many home searches begin on a smartphone or tablet due to the constant access to them. Optimize your home listing to display properly on mobile phones or tablets. Sharing on social media sites such as Facebook is a great way to increase leads, so create a visually-pleasing post with a link to your listing. Ask friends and family to share the post for you so it will reach more people and generate more leads.
Avoid Emotional Sabotage
Emotions are fickle and could get in the way of making a good sale on your home. Avoid being too emotional with memories tied to the home as this could prevent you from accepting a good offer from a serious buyer. Think of the house as an “investment” rather than a “home”.
Determine If You Are Really Serious
Don’t list your home if you aren’t truly ready to sell. Be sure you have a plan in place of somewhere to go once the home is sold, such as another home or apartment. Have your home fully cleaned and de-cluttered so you are ready for a clean break. Seek advice on staging your home and listing it at an accurate price so you know what you’re in for. Putting your home on the market at the best time for you is important and you want to be fully prepared.
Get The Right Agent
The agent you sell with should be up to date on current real estate trends and data. Buyers have many different avenues to search for a home, so you want to work with an agent who will ensure your home is seen. Don’t feel obligated to commit to the first person you meet – set up interviews with multiple agents to see who will be the best fit for you. At Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Beazley Realtors, we have many dedicated and informed agents for you to choose from to help get your home sold quickly and efficiently.
Make a Good First Impression
The buyer’s first impression of your home will most likely come from the internet, so be sure to have a thoroughly detailed listing with accurate information and plenty of photos. Crisp photos that showcase natural light in the home are best, so you may want to consider hiring a professional photographer to help out or ask your agent for advice. Keep the home and exterior clear of unnecessary debris or objects that could distract the buyer during their search and deter them from looking at your home.
Keep in mind that it is important to stay on top of trends in our fast-paced world, so our team of realtors is always available to help you make the best decisions when selling your home.