Are you ready to sell your house and move? How you market your property plays a big role in how quickly it sells or how long it languishes on the market. Get ready to move on to the next phase of your life with these house selling tips.
Time is money when you are selling your home. A house that sits on the market for months becomes stale. The longer a house sits, the less likely buyers are to look at it, as they generally assume something’s wrong with it. After all, if it was a great property, it would have sold in a snap. Meanwhile, you’re still making payments on the house, even if you’ve already moved to your new place. House selling tips can help you move your Philadelphia home quickly, so that you can get on with your life.
Take Great Photos
If you’ve ever perused for sale listings in Philadelphia, you probably noticed that some listings feature high quality, professional photos, and others … don’t. Visuals play a big role when it comes to selling a house or not, and these days, the average buyer is likely to look at listings online before deciding to see a house in person or not. That means you want to include the best photos possible when listing your home.
There are a few things that you can do to improve the quality of your home’s photos. First, use light to your advantage. Natural daylight is ideal, but if your home doesn’t have many windows or the sun doesn’t really shine through the windows, use plenty of artificial lighting to brighten the space up. Dark, grainy photos not only make it difficult to see what your home looks like; they also don’t present your home in the best way possible. Second, you want to make sure your home is neat and tidy on the day you take the photos. Make all the beds, clear off the counters, and put any stray items out of site. It sounds obvious, but plenty of people skip the tidying up part when they photograph their homes.
Promote the Sale
Any list of house selling tips will typically tell you to put up signs advertising your home for sale and to include it on the MLS. But, you can go a step beyond that. If you really want to make your home stand out in a crowded Philly market, consider making a website for it or creating a Facebook page. A custom website or Facebook page lets you share more details about the house with buyers than you can on a typical listings page. For example, you can create an “About” page on the house’s website that gives the full history of the home. You can also include pages of photos and details about any open houses you have planned.
It might sound a bit harsh, but if you want your home to sell quickly, one of the best things you can do is not be around when an agent shows your home or during any open houses. Buyers tend to feel more at ease looking at a home and commenting on it when the owner isn’t there compared to when the owner is there. Give people a chance to really inspect your space and envision themselves living in it by clearing out whenever there’s a showing scheduled.
When you’re selling your home, you want it to stand out in a sea of options. Having a great space in a great part of Philadelphia is just the first part of the equation. How you promote your home to buyers is the rest.
House Selling Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly by Amy Freeman | Coldwell Banker Blue Matter