27 DFW Home Seller Tips
How to Sell your home profitably in a difficult marketplace
Save yourself time, aggravation and frustration by avoiding the For Sale By Owner "FSBO" trap. FSBO's sometimes work out for the seller when housing is in short supply, home prices are rising, and financing is readily available and easy to obtain. This is what is commonly known as a “seller’s market.” Well, as we all know, those days for sellers are long gone, at least for the foreseeable future. Inventories of unsold homes are continually rising and selling prices have dipped accordingly. The buyers are now calling the shots – so to speak, and now, more than ever, you need the help of VIP Realty Platinum, an agency staffed with knowledgeable and experienced Realtors to market your home effectively and sell it in the shortest amount of time for the highest possible price.
If you are concerned – as most sellers are in this tough market – about having to pay real estate commissions on top of having to lower your original asking price, paying some of the buyers closing cost and shrinking your net profits even further, then contact VIP Realty Platinum and put your worries to rest. As a cutting edge discount real estate brokerage we have developed specific programs designed that will literally save you thousands of dollars in real estate commissions, and you can choose the program that suits your needs best. But more about that later. Let’s take a look at the steps that must be taken so that your home will stand out amongst the competition and sell quickly and profitably.
Staging Your DFW Home
“Staging” is a term for preparing your home to look it’s best, inside and out. First impressions are of the utmost importance. You must create a clean, bright and inviting environment that a prospective buyer can see themselves living in. For example, remove all clutter inside and out, including the garage, and thoroughly clean and polish appliances, countertops, windows, showers, sinks, cabinets, etc. A fresh coat of paint in a light, neutral color will brighten up the overall appearance of the home and make it snap. Make any necessary repairs to crumbling or stained caulking, dripping faucets, have carpeting professionally cleaned and so on. Outside, landscaping should have a well cared for appearance, meaning trimmed shrubs, a neatly mowed lawn, etc. Don't forget to put some color out there. A couple of bright flowers will go a long way in making a good first impression. As the old saying goes “you can’t make a second first impression.”
Once you have staged your home, ask your VIP Realty Platinum representative to look over the home’s overall appearance to be sure it will show well to prospective buyers.
Setting a Selling Price
One of the biggest mistakes made by many home sellers is to set a sales price based on what they “think” their home is worth, which in many cases means overpricing the property. This is the primary reason many homes sit on the market for months and remain unsold. If you set the price high thinking "I can always lower the price later" this is a poor strategy. The longer your home is on the market typically the less you will get for it. Setting a realistic sales price is not a “do it yourself” project, and is one of the most important reasons for you to retain VIP Realty Platinum as your seller representative. We have the resources, experience and expertise that enables us to professionally evaluate what similar homes in your area are selling and have sold for, and based a series of factors we will help you in arriving at a price that is acceptable to you and to a potential buyer.
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