Putting your home on the market can be stressful to say the least. Hosting open houses, having people come by your home on a regular basis, and juggling your own house hunt is nothing short of daunting. However, rather than add more stress to the mix, you can take your home sale into your own hands. Yes, you probably need the help of a skilled realtor, but there are some things you can do to expedite the sale yourself. In this article, we’ll explore how to do just that. Most importantly, protect your current and future home with a customized Glen Rock Home Insurance policy.
Double check your online listing.
In the age of the internet, homes need to have an online listing to even have a shot of getting sold. While your agent likely took pictures of your home to post online, ensure there are enough and that they look great. A study by Trulia.com shows that listings with more than six pictures are twice as likely to be viewed by buyers as listings that had fewer than six pictures, explains Reader’s Digest.
Advertise on Facebook.
As the most popular social media channel, Facebook is the best way to promote your listing. All of your friends will see the post and you can encourage people to share your post, as well. This is a free and easy way to spread the word quickly and generate interest.
Leave valuable items behind.
If you’re in a rush to sell the home, leaving some valuable items behind might be worth considering. We’ve all heard about closing cost credits, but those are almost so common now that buyers expect them—they don’t really distinguish your house from any of the other homes on the market anymore. What can distinguish your home is leaving behind some of your personal property, ideally items that are above and beyond what the average homebuyer in your home’s price range would be able to afford. That may be stainless steel kitchen appliances or a plasma screen TV, or it might be a golf cart if your home is on a golf course, explains the article.
Fix it up.
Completing a pest extermination, revamping the floors, and making necessary repairs can add a competitive edge to your listing. Getting these important items done before the buyer has to negotiate the terms of them can make the sale process run smoother.
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