Louisville KY Real Estate - Selling Your Home This Next Time Around
So it's the morning after your home is taken off the market and your phone starts ringing off the hook. An hour later, there's a knock at the door. The next day, your mailbox starts to fill up with letters & postcards from local REALTORS®. A typical response to all this new found attention from Louisville real estate agents is "Where were they when my home was on the market?"
It's only natural to concern yourself over what kept your home from selling...what went wrong and why? Regardless how things got to this point, you will be best served to take a step back, regroup in your efforts and push forward with a solid strategy to finally get your home sold. Consider the following as you prepare to move forward:
Communication & Your REALTOR®
The REALTOR® you choose to partner with will have the strongest influence on the outcome of the sale. Whether it be pricing consultation, home preparation or the handling of the sale through to the closing table, the selection of your REALTOR® will require your greatest deal of attention. This choice can also be the greatest source of uncertainty once the decision is made.
Don't wait until three months into the listing period to realize that things aren't progressing as planned. Establish performance and communication expectations prior to signing the listing contract and hold your agent accountable. As you receive weekly or bi-weekly updates on the status of your listing, you are provided the option to adjust as necessary to ensure your listing doesn't once again expire without a purchase contract.
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Selecting a REALTOR in Louisville KY...Part One
Marketing That Makes an Impact
The first job of your REALTOR® is to get feet through your door. To make this happen, your listing needs to be positioned in front of as many potential buyers as possible and must promote your home in its absolute finest light. Each aspect of the marketing plan employed should clearly highlight how it will contribute to this task. The marketing must not only look great, but must be present wherever buyers are finding their homes.
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Real Estate Marketing and Your Home
Now that you have adequate buyer traffic, your list price will take over as the determining factor to whether these buyers will make an offer on your home. Not all buyers are looking for a ‘deal', but they do want to feel confident that they are purchasing your home at a reasonable value. Many factors go into determining the fair market value of your home, so ensure you allot adequate time and attention, and ensure you've received supporting statistics & documentation. The target is a list price which adds appeal to your home...and doesn't instead help sell your competition!
For more on placing a value to your home, please visit:
Your List Price...A Buyer's Perspective
Wishing to sell your Louisville home in the near future? Looking for guidance on how best to prepare for your upcoming sale? Contact your REALTOR in Louisville KY today via e-mail, or call (502) 641-9802, to schedule a full pre-listing consultation. Don't forget to check back often to my The Louisville Drop for additional topics relevant to Louisville's homeowners.