How To Avoid "Giving Your House Away" When Selling

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bayou Properties

How To Avoid "Giving Your House Away" When Selling

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A common concern Alexandria La home sellers have is leaving money on the real estate negotiating table. Such thinking is understandable, as the home represents most people's largest asset. Let's take a look at concrete steps sellers can take to get every dollar possible...

1) Exposure your home to the largest audience possible-- From time to time sellers will approach me to do a private transaction. While there is nothing inherently unethical with a private transaction, top dollar is found when ALL buyers have a shot at the property.

2) Clean, clean, clean-- I have seen sellers invest thousands on home improvements, then not take out the trash prior to a scheduled showing. Buyers cannot see past your trash. Clean like someone you wish to impress is coming over, because they are...

3) Price appropriately from the start-- Why not start high and see if someone will bite? Thanks to technology serious buyers know the market. Alexandria La home sellers should seek to generate buzz when the listing hits. Pricing at value (or perhaps just a bit below) may help the sellers NET more money in the end.

4) Leave the home for all showings-- No, you cannot do a better job than the agent demonstrating the many dazzling features of your 3 bedroom ranch. Buyers need to visualize their stuff in the space. This is hard to do if the owner is dancing in the den.

Selling a home can be a daunting process. Follow the above advice, stay patient, and listen to the expert you hired to guide the transaction. The offers that follow will represent the true "market value" of the property. Need help selling a home in Alexandria La? Call Doug Roger (318) 613-1994 for your free market analysis. Rather start online? Go to Selling Alexandria La today!

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Doug Rogers

Broker/Owner

Bayou Properties Realty LLC

 

Bayou Properties Realty LLC

301 Jackson Street, Suite 201

Alexandria La 71301

(318) 613-1994

 Equal opportunity housing. Doug Rogers is a licensed real estate broker in Louisiana

 

 

 

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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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I agree. Getting the home in front of as many buyers as possible generates the more lucrative sale. Especially qualified buyers and not neighborhood lookey loos. 

Feb 12, 2018 02:16 PM #1
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Great advice! Increase exposure, keep the price reasonable, and clean your house - if only every seller could read these words!

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All very sound advice.  I've even had a garbage smell be a turn off to potential buyers who didn't want to stay and look.

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