The housing market has seen its share of unpredictability over the past few years. But with the continued low interest rates and consumer confidence, it seems to be making quite the comeback. Although the real estate market seems to be improving, as a seller, you still want to do everything possible to ensure a quick sale. The following tips will help you garner a sale on your home much faster.
Hire the Right Real Estate Agent Enlisting the help of a professional agent can help you market your home properly. You also need to ensure that you and your agent’s personalities mesh. Before you sign on the dotted line, you want to interview several agents for the position of selling your home. Through a series of interview questions and a solid marketing plan, you should feel comfortable with your choice.
Tell a Story There may be a number of reasons you choose to sell your home. If you’ve lived in your home for a good portion of your lifetime, you may be looking for the right retirement community to spend your golden years. Oz senior housing architects has a unique mission for the aging process where they create designs that suit the senior lifestyle. While you want to enhance your wellness, safety and comfort with your new retirement accommodations, you also want to convey a similar message to those who are looking to purchase your own home. You can do this by having your home tell its own special story. In the brochure of your listing, relay how your home was a place where you raised your children, watched them grow and experienced all the joys that come with owning such a beautiful home. Your real estate agent can include this special message on the other marketing platforms.
Take Excellent Photos Whether your agent takes the pictures on their own or hires a professional, excellent phots will help sell your home fast. Take a minimum of 10 pictures that shows off the interior and exterior of the dwelling. Odd angles and fuzzy pictures can be a huge turnoff to a buyer. Today’s agents will also have the means to take a virtual tour of a listing where buyers can click a button via the Internet and walk through the property without ever setting foot in it.
Have a Floor Plan The floor plan and layout of a home may be important to a prospective buyer. It can be worth the added costs to have some type of professional diagram ready for those who are looking at your home via in-person or through the Internet. If they’ve spent hours walking through other listings, this plan can also help them remember your home over all the others.
Host Multiple Open Houses Some sellers view an open house as an intrusion. But if planned by your real estate agent correctly, it can be an excellent tool to getting your home sold quickly, especially if you host multiple open houses. With the careful planning, advertising and signs, you may be able to gain the right exposure for your home. You can help set the proper ambiance by taking your pets with you for the day and turning on all the lights.
Determine the Right Price With improvements that include a fresh coat of paint or new appliances, you may think your home’s value deserves an exorbitant price. But if you’re looking to make a quick sale, you don’t want to overprice your listing. Through the help of your agent and a market analysis, you’ll be able to determine where you need to price your dwelling. It can be quite disheartening to price a listing too high and watch the other homes in the community get sold.
De-personalize Your Home Family photos, mementos and awards may make you burst with pride. Unfortunately, the buyers aren’t going to be able to picture themselves making this a home of their own. Before you place your home on the market, pack away your personal belongings. Once you move into your next home, you can display your personal treasures.
Selling a home fast can be a challenge if you don’t know what you’re doing. But with the help of the experts, and the right price, you can quickly move on to greener pastures with a tidy sum of money in your bank account.
Your Red Door Real Estate Team was founded in 2016 by Chelsea Anderson & Katie Evans when they joined forces to take the real estate world by storm! We specialize in traditional residential real estate which means we help sellers sell and buyers buy homes in and around the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
Your Red Door Real Estate Team is known for helping sellers sell for 99% of list price in only 37 days on average which compared to the average agent nets our sellers 2% more money in less then half the time on the market. What does this mean for you as a Seller? More Money in YOUR pocket!
Our Buyers meet with us too for us to understand their situation and create a custom buying strategy to help them understand current market conditions and how they fit into that market and what opportunities we can create to capitalize on. What does this mean for you as a Buyer? Power! We want to set you up so you can compete with the best qualified buyers to win the contract on your dream home!
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"How fast did your agent respond to your questions: 5 out of 5
How well did your agent use technology: 4 out of 5
How helpful was the support staff: 3 out of 5
How good was the auxiliary services we recommended: 5 out of 5
How did the closing go: 5 out of 5
How close did we meet your expectations: 4 out of 5
How likely are you to recommend us: 5 out of 5
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Your most memorable moment
My most memorable moment with Chelsea was the day that I raced from work to meet her & Pam at the house to receive the keys. I've waited a long, long time to purchase my first home and the official "receiving of the keys" was a moment that I will never forget! Both Chelsea (my relator) and Pam (my home-showing agent) were present on the last day, and really went the extra-mile to welcome me home.
The moment you'd rather forget?
The moment I'd rather forget in my home-buying experience with Chelsea is when I proclaimed to her that I was not going to make an emotional purchase - it was a lie, and is inevitable in the home buying process. Emotions are an absolute necessity in the purchase of your first home. It may sometimes feel like a schizophrenic roller coaster, but in the end, being emotionally anchored to the home is a requirement for true domestic joy. Beyond emotions, it's obviously all about the practicalities (finances, location, upkeep, schools, crime-rates, etc. etc.) - these, too, are unconditional necessities throughout the research process. A sale cannot be made, however, without a foundation of emotional attachment - in my case, I continued to look and look and look, until something spoke to my heart. I made myself crazy over solely the practicalities, instead of leaning on my emotions more throughout the process. I suppose it takes ea ch of us undergoing the entirety of the process for the first time in order to realize, retroactively, that emotions have got to be there from the get go!
When I first started the home-buying process, I really did not know what to expect. I deliberated and hesitated many, many years in making the decision to purchase my first home. Last year, I had a good friend of mine tell me that if I truly wanted to buy a home, that I'd "Just have to jump in". He didn't know it at the time, but this morsel of seemingly "no-brainer" knowledge, was in fact the impetus of the process for me! I've had many, many friends recommend a multitude of realtors to me over the past year. For my given analytical-type personality, the more choices I was faced with - the more complex my decision-making process became. It goes without saying, "Anyone can get licensed as a realtor!" How was I supposed to navigate the sea of good and bad realtors working the greater Phoenix-Metro area (especially with my detail-oriented, overly-analytical mindset)? To me, this would have been a monumental undertaking. Thanks to a prior Facebook connection with Chelsea, I didn't have to seek-out a realtor...she found me! My prior connection to Chelsea started at Arizona State University, where we both endured the all-nighter hardships of Landscape Architecture Baccalaureate School. Though Chelsea and I were not close friends or colleagues while at ASU, the LA program was small enough that most of us knew of the students involved in landscape architecture (regardless of their graduating class). Through colleagues, and friends of friends, Chelsea and I'd become "Facebook pals", thus becoming aware that she'd entered the world of real estate. The residual ringing of "Just jump in", was enough, and before I knew it, Chelsea and I were setting up our first appointment. I was initially a bit confused about why I would have a "Realtor" (Chelsea Elwood), "Showing Agent" (Pam Brown-Elwood) and "Transaction Coordinator" (Chris Atchley). I had always thought that the Realtor would handle everything, so as to create a unified, personal realtor-buyer or realtor-seller experience. I'd always anticipated my someday-realtor as an individual that really got to know me, AND take me down the long, windy path of the red-tape road. I was hesitant at first, but what I ACTUALLY experienced, was a young, but extremely knowledgeable Realtor who answered my questions and concerns within minutes-to-hours of sending her a text, e-mail or phone call! I experienced a Showing Agent, who was sympathetic towards my wants, needs, and desires, AND could show me a home at almost moments-notice! I also experienced a transaction coordinator who, expectedly, got me all of the documents that I needed to sign, digitally, and in a timely fashion. I didn't realize it until abou t half-way through the process, but the "Real Estate Team Approach" worked well for me, and actually allowed each respective position to focus more on their piece of the pie (rather than being spread thin by clients and tasks). I completely recommend Chelsea & Pam as your Realtor team if your are looking to buy your first home. Chelsea will bring timely answers to the table and a professional foundation to base your home-buying criteria upon, and Pam will bring you a personalized home-showing experience that is amenable to your schedule. Both will help "land" you in the house that is right for you and your family! I am so, so grateful for their extensive time and hard work! As a full-time Soldier, Engineer, and Landscape Designer with an overly analytical-mindset and quizzical demeanor, I am thoroughly impressed with their ability to both get me through the process and help me find a home that I not only like, but absolutely love!!! I wouldn't be here in my first dream-home without both of your efforts! Chelsea and Pam have made the purchase of my first home, an experience that I will never forget! Thank you both, dearly! - Brian Miller