“Homes for sale in Smith Mountain Lake” – those words are often the beginning of the journey to home ownership, when they're typed into the search bar on an Internet browser. Over 80% of all buyers start their home search online. With so many listings to choose from, how can you be sure your home is standing out from the rest?
There are many reasons why setting the right price for your home is so important. Overpriced homes languish on the market, and often end up selling for much less than the original price. The right price means selling your home in the shortest amount of time, for the most amount of money! But there is more than one way in which price can affect the sale of your home.
Price also makes a difference with internet searches. Most internet home search sites will have pricing in increments of $25,000 - $50,000. Adjusting your price by a few hundred dollars can actually make a difference in how many people view your home. Research has shown that homes ending with $100-$900 will have more hits than those ending in 000.
Make Your Presence Known
Making sure your home is available to view on the Internet is key, so make sure your home has an address on the information highway! The more your real estate agent utilizes social media, the more people have an opportunity to view your home. You'll also want to make sure the information given is correct.
Ask your agent to let you know when your home is listed on their website, then take the time to go and check it out. Make sure the online listing is correct, and that all the pictures look great. If it's an available feature, ask your agent to set up a virtual tour of your home. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words, but a virtual tour is like being there!
The Internet can be an amazing tool when it comes to selling your Smith Mountain Lake home. If you are looking for an agent with savvy in the virtual world, call Vicki Millehan. She is your local real estate resource, with a great website to show off your home! Or log on and find your dream waterfront home.