Smart home buyers have always looked for good deals on homes they know will increase in value.
But after the housing market meltdown several years ago, today’s buyer are even more determined to find a bargain, and they’re careful about which homes they choose to spend their hard-earned money on.
To catch the attention of these savvy prospective buyers, you need to price your home attractively and play up the features the today’s buyer will find most valuable.
Even in a seller’s, market, you must take certain step if you intend to get top dollar for it; here are four tips that will help your buyer get their desired offer:
PRICE YOUR HOME AGGRESSIVELY
Setting the right price for your home is the single most important decision you will make when you decide to sell. Go to high and you risk turning off every buyer in the marketplace, go too low and you leave money on the table. One simple but powerful technique for pricing your home aggressively is to spend the day looking at your competitors ‘homes. By doing so you will be seeing the world through the buyer’s eyes. Be tough and honest with yourself. Compared to the competition what would be a price that would position your home as the best value proposition for buyers in your marketplace?
AVOID BAD AGENTS
Don’t trust your largest asset to rookie agent who doesn’t have experience dealing with buyer s in today’s housing market. You need an agent who has been in the business for years and has a proven record of selling homes.
Also, stay away from agents who cut their commission to get your business. These agents rarely cut the amount of money they put in their pockets. Often they’re cutting the services that are essential to marketing and selling your home for top dollar.
GET A PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTION PRIOR TO LISTING IT ON THE MARKET
Most buyers will make their offer contingent upon a professional home inspection. Regardless of the diligent the seller is in maintaining the home, there are always going to be same unseen problems. A professional inspector will crawl into places that contain the most integral parts of a home and identity hidden defects. By taking control of the inspection and repair process, you will eliminate the most unpleasant part of selling the homes. Sellers who offer their home in the best possible condition get top dollar.
STAGE THE HOME & USE CURB APPEAL
Buyers won’t pull the trigger unless they become emotionally invested in your home. The help build a stronger first impression start from the outside first by working hard to improve your home’s curb appeal. Next move inside and stage each space by creating a focal point and a story for each room. A set dining table, a book by the bed, or a game in the kid’s room is all simple examples of staging.