It seems that these days, you can purchase anything online. If you want a baseball glove or bat that a world famous player has signed, you can get it. If you want a rare CD of your favorite singer, you can get it. Forget about buying everything but the kitchen sink. If you want everything AND the kitchen sink, you can buy it on the Internet. Today, you can even sell your home on the online. If you follow these simple secrets, you can sell your home faster, and get the price that you want:
- Increase your house's "curb appeal." As the saying goes, first impressions are lasting impressions. Think of your house strictly as a commodity. To do this successfully, walk far enough from your house, to get a view of it and the front yard. Determine the first impression of your home, and its pros and cons. Perhaps the front door needs cleaning, or the exterior needs a fresh coat of paint. Look at the lawn as well. Improving the aesthetic value of your lawn can involve planting new flowers and shrubs, or ensuring that the lawn has been freshly cut. Also, take a black and white picture, to get the most accurate view of your house.
- Think like your buyers. This will give you a better concept of how your home competes with other homes in the same region, or those in the same price range. The main step you must take is to cease being emotionally attached to your home. If you want to sell your house, you must become a home seller, and cease being a homeowner. Unlike home sellers, as homebuyers we tend to neglect small problems in the house. That could include missing storm windows, squeaky doors, and wallpaper with air bubbles in it. However, these factors could seem repulsive to home buyers. They want to buy a house that appears as new as possible, regardless of its age.
- The price must be right. To render your home on the market, it is vital that you price your home reasonably and assertively. In particular, you should never overprice your house, as that will greatly limit its exposure to the market, and will actually make others' homes more appealing. Start with the average price for similar homes in your area. To obtain those prices, your realtor is certainly the most reliable source. Also, you should price your house for 90 days into the future. That will allow you to be in advance of the market, and distinguish your home from others that are being sold.
- List your property on a multiple listing service (MLS) website. Taking this action will increase your home's visibility. You realtor will determine if your personal listing includes one picture, or a photo for every room of your home. Some listings even include virtual tours of your house. How can you get your house listed on an MLS website? You will need to make a deal with a real estate agent who has a sole sale contract. Your obligation is to pay the agent a tiny commission if any realtor is able to sell your house within the time registered, through that particular agent.