It doesn’t matter which month you plan on putting your home on the market, the basics of how to make your house sell fast don’t change. Buyers will be more willing to buy your home the first couple of days that it’s on the market, so be sure that your house is fully prepared for an open house as soon as you list it.
The longer that your home stays on the market, the more suspicious potential buyers will feel about your home. Prospective buyers will think that there’s something unappealing about your home if they notice that your house has been sitting on the market for months; you’ll want an offer fast. By using the following easy steps, you can expect your home to sell in no time.
Put up a Sign
A classic red “for sale” sign staked to your lawn will let the world know that your house is available. With all the emphasis on online marketing, many people forget to go back to the basics. Online marketing is a useful tool to get the word out fast to a broad audience, but you can never go wrong with also going the traditional route. Putting a “for sale” sign in your front yard will let people know what’s going on, and it serves as a marker for potential buyers to find your home more easily. You don’t want a prospective buyer to drive up and not be able to spot your home easily. Don’t think that a buyer will drive in circles to find your home—if that’s the case, they’ll move on to the next house that’s on sale.
Home sellers should never underestimate the power of a for-sale sign. Before the advent of the internet, thousands of homes were sold thanks to that bright red sign.
Host a Video Tour
Each day is a good day to be thankful for the advanced technology that we take for granted. Back then, the only way for potential buyers to get the full magnitude of a home was to visit it in person. Now, anyone who is interested in your home can click a link and learn about most everything they want to know before even calling you. Why would someone peel themselves off of their couch to see your house when they can watch a video?
Granted, people will scroll through your housing photos first before they click on your video tour, but a video will provide prospective buyers with the full picture of your home. Think of it this way—your staging photos are a buyer’s first impression of your home, and a professionally recorded video is what will secure an in-person visit. A video tour will make or break your home, so make sure that you spend a significant amount of time curating the footage to perfection.
Are you looking for a new property to add to your rental portfolio? Perhaps you’re in search of a new home that’s marked at a reasonable price. If you live in Birmingham, Alabama, Southeastern Real Estate Investors has you covered. Contact us today and let us help you with your property goals.