Home Selling: Making It Easy On Yourself!
Itís a dream for many to buy and take ownership of a home. Itís something one aspires for in their lifetime. On the other hand, when it comes to home selling, the task at hand may be little less of a ...
Itís a dream for many to buy and take ownership of a home. Itís something one aspires for in their lifetime. On the other hand, when it comes to home selling, the task at hand may be little less of a sweet dream and more of a nuisance for many. Be there real estate boom or no boom, selling a home can be a quite a time-consuming process and may not be as easy as one may imagine.
Getting buyers to visit your home may not be as much of a problem as closing in on a deal with one buyer. Prospective buyers can be got through the services of a real estate agent you choose to hire or through any of the advertising mediums youíve placed an ad in. Do note that 80% of home seekers in the U.S. begin their search for a home online, so listing your home online is an option you should seriously consider. Websites like ChoiceOfHomes.com are well-known to have successfully sold homes online.
Ok, once youíve got the buyers to visit your home, itís important that you donít lose out on them for reasons you could easily avoid. A buyer may walk in to your home, look around and walk out without a trace of interest. Next thing you know, heís bought your neighbourís home Ė a home identical to yours and which heís seen after yours! Believe me, itís happened to quite a few people and can be easily avoided. To avoid falling into such a scenario, a few things need to be done.
First things first, spruce up your home and make sure itís tidy when the buyer comes to visit your place. A home buyer would want to visualise your home as a place he can see himself and his family residing in and an unkempt home is definitely not going to present a very homely picture.
Fix the repairs that have long been due. Now would you be impressed if you inspected a home only to find half the switches not working or find a leaking toilet? It doesnít cost much to make do these long due repairs. In fact, not doing so could cost you a buyer. So, itís time!
If possible, try and let the buyers be to themselves when inspecting your home. Your being around them may make them uncomfortable and they may end up not viewing your home as they otherwise normally would like to. Let them move around freely, talk among themselves, inspect the nooks and corners of the house. All this will only make them feel more at home to decide about your home.
So make it easy on yourself by doing these little things and you may just find that selling a home is not that difficult.
Best of luck!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sameer S Panjwani is the CEO and Founder of ChoiceOfHomes.com - Real estate listings of homes on sale and rent.