The end of January is approaching fast, and based on my observations I realize a lot of sellers are going to try to get a jump on the spring market. Will they sell their Atlanta home, or just list it? What does that mean? It means that more sellers will be listing their homes much earlier this year than normal trying to avoid the fierce competition to sell a home in the peak of the market. But the question to ask, is will they be successful?
In a normal spring Atlanta real estate market sellers will normally place their homes on the market around mid-April. This allows the seller to list a home, and perhaps make some adjustments to price and appearance and have it close by the time the children are getting out of school. This year things will be different. There are not as many buyers, and other Atlanta home sellers are getting hip to the fact that selling a home is not a given. So when home inventory is down this time of year, many will try to get a sale before the competition gives them a run for the money. Sellers will try to get a jump on the market by placing it on the market early. Timing is one thing in this coming real estate market, and strategy is another thing. It will take more than a sign in the ground to sell a home. This time it is going to take some real planning. This is a market that a home seller may only get one chance at bat! With over 80% of all home sales begining on the Inernet, will your home be found? If a website cannot be found, neither can your home! For over 11 years, buyers and sellers have been selling Atlanta homes for sale on the number #1 Atlanta real estate site - AtlantaBestHomes.Com
Items to consider when selling a home:
- Does your agent have a marketing plan to sell your home?
- Does your agent have a website that can be found on the Internet?
- Can they demonstrate the business it generates? Closed deals, clients? Testimonials?
- Can the agent's website be found on page 1 of the Internet?
- How many unique visitors a day visit the site?
- Price - is it competitive?
- Condition of home, paint, mechanics.
- Updates, and upgrades - how does your home compare to the competition?
- Will you negotiate with the buyer?