Monday, May 30, 2016
Realtor 101: Selling your Home

Useful Tips to Help you Sell Your Home

Without a shadow of doubt the most efficient way to sell your home is to hire a professional, experienced, local Realtor. Once you've hired a Realtor there are some strategic ways you can make your home more eye catching and in doing so dramatically increase the likelyhood of selling your home.

1# Clean, Tidy and Staged- This one might sound obvious but you'll be shocked to know how many homes are left messy and unclean. If you're selling your home its very important to think of it as a model home and make sure everything is clean and tidy. Some people even go the extra mile to stage the home if the home is vacant.

2# Price it Competitively- Listen to your Realtor, they'll be the best person to identify the state of the current local market and advise you on the most competitive price. Make sure they provide you with facts and figures to backup their price suggestion. TIP: Please do not get your price estimate off Zillow or Trulia, Zillow’s typical Zestimate median error in Orlando is 7.2%.

3# Upgrade- This can be a fragile suggestion so please talk with your Realtor before going out and spending a fortune on new items for the home. If you have a broken or old appliance on its way out then maybe consider replacing the item to attract the right buyer. This is a case by case scenario so please discuss with your Realtor.

4# Curb Appeal- Sometimes the simplest of fixes can make your home stand out. It's not too expensive or time consuming to mow your lawn and fix up the landscaping, this will definitely help boost the sale of your home.

5# Open House- This is obviously up to you and your Realtor. I highly suggest holding open houses, I seem to get my best results and most activity at the weekends between 11-3 & 2-5.  

6# Word of Mouth- Contact everyone you know, tell your neighbors, family, colleagues and friends. You never know, someone you know might be interested in purchasing your home.

I hope you can put these tips to good use and good luck with selling your home.
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