Sell My Lake Chelan Area Home

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Secrets to selling and why that guy's house sold so fast!

Chelan WA realtorsTim and Mary Flood, your Lake Chelan Realtors want to share some tips with you on the secret to selling a home fast, in any market.

These tips can help almost any homeowner needing to sell. Remember I said NEEDING to sell. You may want to sell because you found a home down the block that was bigger and it seemed like a good time to sell but if you don't NEED to sell, these may not be the tips for you. First determine if you are a serious seller or just playing the market.

1. Know your competition.

If you don't know what's out there, there is no way you can compete. You must know all the similar homes on the market, what they have sold for, are selling for and how quickly they went under contract. Your Chelan real estate agent will be able to provide you with exacts on the solds in your area. Once you know who, why and how they sold, you can prepare a better plan for selling your own home.

2. Repair, update and stage.

This, again, is going back to your competition. If you have the nicest home on the market, you probably don't have much to worry about. But if in looking around you notice that most homes have granite counter tops, updated appliances and modern colors, and you're still with avocado dryers and baby blue toilets, you may have some major prep work before you are really ready to sell. Yes, this might come with a hefty price tag at first but you are more likely to recoup the investment at the end.

Go through the house and make sure every repair is made and stage the home to sell. Not sure how to do that? Check out DIY shows, tour model homes in the area and if all else fails hire a professional stager, they can work wonders!

3. Price it lower than the competition.

sell my chelan homeOf course this may sound obvious but you would be surprised at how many home sellers will still price a home too high, "just to see what it does". This is a perfect example of a fake seller. If you're serious about selling, you must price the home lower than all the competition. If you are selling the best house in the neighborhood for the lowest price, it WILL sell - and fast.

What if you can't go any lower? Talk to your Chelan real estate agent about options. They may be able to offer you options through refinances, loan modification or short sale alternatives to help sell the home at the right price.

Need to sell? These are sure fire methods to do it. No, you don't have to "give" away the home but people DO sell when they need to. Contact Tim and Mary Flood with Windermere real estate in Chelan Washington for more options and to schedule a listing presentation. 509-682-4211 | info@timandmaryflood.com

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  1. Cathy Criado 01/23/2012 09:36 AM
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Tammy your post is quiet accurate!  I am using my last suggest of the day for this one my friend.  Make it a great day and see you soon in the Rain!

Jan 23, 2012 07:21 AM #1
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Per the first paragraph. My sellers get to go on a "Road Trip" to actually see the competition. There are MANY aha moments that come out of that.

Jan 23, 2012 07:36 AM #2
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Thanks John!! Really appreciate you using a suggest on me! :)

Yes Ellie, they need to know whats out there so they don't think they are the exception to the rule. Thanks for coming by! :)

Jan 23, 2012 08:09 AM #3
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Tammy, I see that you're using some SEO techniques in this post to give it more Google juice.  You should do that for a living. :)

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Good post, and SEO. I counted 3 backlinks.Question, does it matter if there are multiple backlings, meaning, 3 to San Antonio, Texas Homes and 3 to Four bedroom homes, or is it better they all point back to one, San Antonio, Texas Homes???

 

 

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Good review of tips and SEO help.  We can always count on your posts to have great content and information that we can all use.  Suggested.

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Thanks Rick! Ha ha..

Cathy, its best to have different links throughout the post because Google will typically only read one of duplicate links. So like on your side bar, if you have 10 linked keywords but they all go to the same identical URL it's not helping. SO you will notice that all three are to the same domain but different subpages. This is fine as it anchors that page with that keyword. Does that make sense? :) thanks for stopping by!

Jan 23, 2012 09:31 AM #7
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Thanks Doug! Appreciate you coming by as always. Did you get my most recent email with questions?

Jan 23, 2012 09:32 AM #8
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Oh excellent! And thank you for a quick resonse. I had you on notification for this one~

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Sure! Great Cathy, happy to help! :) HAve a great evening!

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Great post ... and thanks for the SEo info!  Cathy sent me here-- but I'm a Tammy fan all the way!  Kathy

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All wonderful points and certainly does make the difference .. and brings more value as well!

Jan 23, 2012 10:49 AM #12
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Thanks Kathy for stopping by. Really appreciate the kind words!! :-D

Hey Connie! Thanks for your comments! Ya'll have a great night!

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Tim and Mary, thansk for the tips and Tammy, thanks for posting.  You are right about these things.  They are key factors in selling and work best when you really know your competition. 

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Tammy, thanks for the tips!  I always appreciate your guidance and assistance with SEO. 

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This information is worth repeating over and over. Not all sellers understand that they must showcase their home. We have to get them to understand that selling it does require effort from all parties, including them.

 

PS great tip on anchor text.

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