Waiting....Waiting....and More Waiting....My Schertz TX Home is Still on the Market
If your home is listed on the market here in San Antonio or Schertz, TX, it may have been on the market for longer than you thought it would be. It's understandably frustrating in today's market that Schertz, TX homes may not be flying off of the market like they used to. The news has been out for a while that the housing market has declined a considerable amount. I don't write this to scare you, but to inform you and to let you know that there is hope....yep hope! There are still tried and true methods that are going to get your Schertz, TX home Sold!
Planning to put your Schertz, TX home on the market? This to is for you....
Price, Price, Price-I know...I know...I am almost positive you have heard this mantra before. If you haven't, then listen up. If you do not price your home properly, to be competitive in today's market, one of two things are going to happen:
1. Your home will sit and no one will even notice its on the market or
2. You will get an offer so under list price that you will be offended. Price Properly or you will sit and sit and sit...enough of that, which brings be to point number 2.
Listen, Listen, Listen- To your Realtor®. Provided you have not hired a Realtor® that blows smoke up, (well various places). This means that when they sat down with you and showed you the market report, you may have felt a little uncomfortable but you knew right off that they were not lying to you. If you truly trust your Realtor®, then let them guide you in the pricing and the process of selling your home. This is what they get paid to do. Hire a Realtor® that has your best interest at heart, not one that has their own best interest at heart. Believe it or not...if we don't sell your home...we don't generally get paid either. In my world, this is not a good business practice. Which brings be to point number 3...
Showability, Showability, Showability-Do you notice a theme, (how I repeat myself over and over again). Your home must be prepared and showable at all times, any time, (that means whenever)! It also must stand out from other homes that are for sale in your area. Buyers must desire your Shertz, TX home above all homes. This may mean that you need to stage your home or declutter your home or clean your home or all three, (but most definitely the latter two). If you are still living in your home, keep it show ready. I know it's tough, especially if you have children, pets, or let's just face it...a life. For the next few months, (maybe just days if you do this right), you are going to have to stay on top of it. Which brings me to a sub-point within this topic
Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility-Let people see your home! Make it available at all reasonable hours if at all possible. Please do not decline showings! They will not come back! If the odds are against you in this market and you lower your odds, you are shooting yourself in the foot. The more people that see your Schertz, TX home, the more you raise your odds of your buyer finding and falling in love with your home...which brings me to my next point, (I think we are on 4).
Promotion, Promotion, Promotion-You have now priced your home correctly, you've got it all prettied up and ready for showing and you have agreed in your mind that you will be showing to every possible person that wants to see your home..... Now, we need to let everyone, (and I mean absolutely everyone), know that your home is the best thing going for sale in the San Antonio, Schertz, TX area. How do you go about doing that? How about hiring a Realtor® that will put your home in front of every possible Buyer that is looking for your home and will showcase it? This means your Realtor® will put your home on a pedastool for all to come and see. Do not discount great photos, virtual tours and this is really, really, really important, one who uses the internet to market effectively. Think...these days, where do you look for stuff? That's right, the internet. The majority of Buyers start their search is on the internet. Which brings me to my last point...
Trust, Trust, Trust-Trust that your Realtor® has your best interest at heart. If you have hired a Great Realtor® who has your best interest at heart and keeps on top of the market, you have priced, listened, and prepared, your home WILL SELL. Sometimes patience and trust is the key to all of this. Today's Buyers have many, many, many choices available to them. They are also leery of the market conditions and are very, choosy about what they will buy.
There is a perfect buyer for your home we just need to find them and with the above advice we will! Good luck and if you need a Realtor® with your best interest at heart, to help you sell your Schertz, TX home (didn't you click the links?), click HERE and let's see if I can assist you with that!