The real estate market may be in a crunch right now, but that doesn't mean you would never have a chance to lease or sell your house. You just have to be smarter as well as be extra creative and resourceful in the way you advertise your home. To help you get started, you can consider the tips below.
Making your home presentable always starts with a task that most people hate: clean-ups. You need to give your house a good tidying up inside and out. Clean it until it looks almost brand new, and afterwards you have to maintain your home in that fashion until you succeed in having it leased or sold.
Pictures speak a thousand words, and you should work on getting the best pictures of your house for your ads. Make sure that you take as many photos as possible and at various angles too. Photos under natural lighting are best, but other settings would do as long as you have a good eye for photos, and you are using a top-of-the-line camera. If you don't have one, borrow one from your friends. There are some things that photos - and not words - can only say.
Naturally, the wording in your text matters as well. Titles should include the most important details of your house. These include its location and the number of rooms it has as well as your asking price. And consider mentioning if the price is negotiable or not too.
And utilize the Internet to its utmost advantage as well. You are more likely to lease or sell your home if you keep blogging and tweeting about it. Look for forums that allow you to advertise about your home. The point is to have as many people know about your property being currently on sale.
Consider an open house as well and schedule it at the most favorable time and day such as during a weekend afternoon, for example. Have colorful fliers made and post these on your local community boards. Of course, request your friends to spread the word. Be sure to add the little detail of presence of food and drinks too. It doesn't matter if only 3 out of 10 of your visitors are prospective buyers. You just need that one destined match, and all your problems will be solved.
In spite of the tough conditions that you are up against, you still have a choice not to hire an agent to help sell your property. It would mean working harder than usual on advertising your home, but it is by no means undoable. If, however, you choose to hire a real estate agent, you no longer have to do all the tedious tasks.
With an agent, you only have to wait for prospective homebuyers to visit and inspect your home. Your agent will even coach you on what you should say to make your house sound and appear more attractive. You will have to pay your agent a commission in the end, but you are sure to get a quicker and better deal in exchange.
All these tips may lead to an instant sale. If not though, then just be a little more patient, and sooner or later, your hard work will pay off. The real estate market may be slightly in the red now, but there will always be smart investors who will want to lease or buy your property.