With a new year sellers want to know from their Realtor how within this market of higher inventory, fewer buyers, and negative media can you sell my home? While Realtors are always expected to work magic, there is a statement I ran across that is very true. Aside from location, pricing, marketing, competition, and condition,
THE HOUSE HAS TO SELL ITSELF.
What I mean by that is business wise, the house is a product to buy subject to the forces of the market. At some price point the house will sell.
So some tips for getting to the end of the rainbow with all those smiling faces and a SOLD sign:
1) Make a significant price reduction based on comparables.
2) Improve the condition dramatically, and think about new paint and carpet, and also removing wallpaper.
3) Offer good terms, reasonable timelines and even seller financing if that is doable.
4) Improve the way the home shows by decluttering and using the services of a Stager.