Buying and selling a home are two very different processes. First time home sellers may not know all that goes into successfully selling their house. It takes some work to find a buyer while getting the price you want.
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4 best tips for first time home SELLERS!
The Price is Right
Many sellers make the mistake of being overly ambitious when it comes to pricing. If you price too high, your listing will be overlooked and will slowly drop down the line. In addition, potential buyers can see any price changes made. Continuously dropping the price implies that you are desperate, that you don’t know what you’re doing, or that something is wrong with the house. Do your homework, and price the property correctly from day one.
Pack Up Before You Sell
Selling and moving go hand and hand, so box up all your personal effects and put them in storage, the basement, or even the garage. Doing this will make potential buyers feel less intrusive when they are viewing your home. Your listing photos should also be completely free of clutter. Ads with personal items on display often get scrolled past. Packing up non-essential items before listing your home will save you a ton of work down the road, and make the moving process much easier.
Don’t Say No To a Showing
It may seem inconvenient to have strangers view your house at any time, but showings need to be made easy. If your agent has a buyer who wants to see the house at 9 pm, let them. A short notice shouldn’t be too much of a hassle if your house has already been packed up. Do what you can to get your house seen, and don’t rely on Open Houses to sell it. The vast majority of houses are sold through direct showings. Being hospitable and flexible to potential buyers will set the tone for a positive, future transaction!
Pictures Say A Thousand Words
Good photography is one of the most important things you will ever do when selling your house. Ads with bad photography, or with cluttered, messy, or highly personalized rooms will likely be looked over. You only have a few seconds to capture someone’s attention when they scroll through listings, and you do this with amazing photography. Your house needs to stand out and make people want to find out more. If your listing agent hasn’t already, consider hiring a professional, and even create an online virtual tour, or use drone photography.
Selling your house doesn’t have to be overwhelming or scary. Hiring the right team of professionals to guide you will ensure you get the price you want in a timely manner.
If you are interested in selling your house in Houston, give our team a call! We will find the perfect solution for you! Send us a message, or call our office now! (281) 738-3898