By Denver Real Estate Oct 8, 2007
In todays market, there are things you can do to sell your home and things you can do to just list your home. If selling is your goal, here is your plan.
Home owners in the Denver real estate and many more areas around the country realize that selling homes is becoming harder every day. Sellers need to look at their homes from the eyes of prospective home buyers.
Items in the home that sellers are used to and may look normal to them will not look normal to prospective buyers. Things to watch out for include worn or dirty carpet, untidy home or entrance, outdated paint are just a few. If you’re trying to get top dollar for your home the prospective buyer needs to see top dollar in your home.
Your home needs to be priced comparatively to the market. You may feel that your home is worth more than it actually is. Most homeowners do. You love your home and that is why you originally bought it. However the market determines the value of the home. Your real estate agent can show you comparable sales in the area and suggest a pricing strategy based on market conditions. Your goal is to sell your home and not just list it.
A quality real estate agent will be your best resource for selling your home. They should assist in determining items to put your home in saleable condition, make pricing recommendations and most of all have a good marketing plan.
One thing you should ask all agents is what their online presence is. In this day and age where everything is done online your agent should be very visible on the web. A professional website and very good rankings in the search engines to encourage traffic to the site is invaluable when it comes to getting to your home in front of potential buyers.