Created Tuesday, 19 May 2009 16:54
Ask the Agent: This Month’s Question
In this market, what can I do to give my house the best chance of attracting a buyer?
Without a doubt, the most important consideration is to price the house right especially if you want a quick sale. When the market was red-hot, homes sold fast so it is easy to forget that historically homes are on the market an average of six months before selling. Be realistic and work with your agent to price right.
In addition, Make sure your home looks its best by updating paint, making small repairs and taking the time to properly stage your home for online and in-person viewing. Don’t neglect the outside of your house its curb appeal makes a lasting impression on buyers.
Remember that window-shopping is a popular past-time, even when it comes to real estate. One of the benefits of working with an agent is the ability to preserve your valuable time and only entertain serious offers from qualified potential buyers.