As a home seller, your top priority is to make your home as appealing to buyers as possible. This seems like an easy task, but when you don’t see prospects rolling in, you will quickly become worried. Although the housing market isn’t yet back on its feet, there was a 1.2% increase in home prices back in July of 2011. However, there are still home sellers out there suffering to get their properties sold quickly. Luckily, there are a couple of things that you can do to bring in more prospective home buyers. Read on to find out more.
Make a Video of Your Property
A lot of prospects are on the Internet looking for their next home, so why not meet them there by posting up a YouTube video of your home for sale? Make sure to produce a quality video that showcases the interior and exterior of the house. You’ll want to include all areas of the interior, such as the closets, behind doors and other hard to see features. Then before posting it on the Internet, you can show it to friends and family to get feedback. You can record your voice over the video to give more details about the property as well.
Make Impressive Renovations
Sometimes, making home renovations can help catch the eyes of potential homebuyers. If your home needs some work, consider investing in it a bit, so that it can be enticing to buyers. For instance, you can do landscaping, replace baseboards and install new carpeting. The home improvements you make don’t have to be costly, just enough to turn your home from an eye sore to eye candy.
Host Open House on a Weekday
To have less competition with the hundreds of other weekend open houses around your town, you can have your open house on a week day. Plus, a lot more people today work on the weekends, so doing this will accommodate their schedule. It will also allow parents with school-aged children to attend without having to bring along their little ones.
Hire a Better Real Estate Agent
If you are using a realtor to help you sell your home, but to no avail, maybe it’s time to find a new one. There are a lot of new real estate agents out there today who may not have expertise to help you sell your home as quickly as you’d like. So make sure that the one you hire has years of experience and has the potential to get your home seen by a large number of buyers. You can boost their morale by offering a higher commission as well.
Lower Your Price
It’s possible that the price tag for your home is a bit high for the homebuyers on the prowl today. You can combat this by lowering the price of your home a bit to see if it will bring in more prospects.