Even though Columbus, GA area property prices continue to recover, the current market can still present challenges. No one understands this better than homeowners who are re-listing this Fall and Winter season. For some of them, surrounding seas of “For Sale” signs created a less-than-appealing neighborhood setting. Others drew buyers who weren’t able to secure financing in the uncertain mortgage environment. Whatever the reason, it can be disheartening for anyone who has to re-list their property.
Once you undertake a repeat attempt to sell your Columbus, GA area home, you want to be certain the job gets done right. A key part of that will be ensuring successful showings. It’s estimated that well-staged homes sell as much as 50% faster than those not “dressed for sale.”
Most buyers begin their search online, so take a look at its online marketing. A buyer who dismisses your property outright without a visit means one less chance to close a sale. Be sure you show multiple photos that show the property in the best possible light.
Give the property another thorough cleaning. You cleaned your home for your first open house, but now that time has passed, your house certainly needs deep cleaning again. In particular focus on the two areas that get messiest fastest: the bathrooms and kitchen are rooms buyers look at with a keen eye.
Take a look at timing: specifically, the times you choose to show your home. Try being flexible and accommodating. With so many homes available in the Columbus, GA market, buyers may find a home to buy before they get a chance to reschedule an appointment.
Sure, it's disappointing any time a home doesn't sell immediately, but that doesn’t mean it will not succeed the second time around. In most parts of the country, real estate has been trending upwards and more buyers are entering the market. You're only looking for that one person who appreciates your Columbus, GA area property. Ready to get a fresh start? Then call me: let's get going!
If you are preparing to buy or sell a home in the Columbus, GA area, an important first step will be to consult an experienced agent like myself. You can call me at 706-442-1084 or click here! It can make all the difference!
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