Spring is here and that means it is home buying season. What is the best way to get the biggest bang for your buck in today’s buyer’s market? You’re probably familiar with some of the standard selling suggestions: clean the house, up the curb appeal, rent a storage unit, etc. If you’ve done all of these things and are looking for a little something extra that will get that SOLD sign up quick, check out these alternative tips. You may not have thought of these relatively easy things that can help you sell your house fast.
1) Hire a professional photographer – Once you’ve staged your house and it’s ready for its first walk through, bring a professional in to take pictures of every room. High quality photos will stand out online.
2) Build a website – Use the professional photos on a custom website designed to promote the sale of your home. Post the URL on the ‘for sale’ sign as well as on flyers. This gives potential buyers the opportunity to look up the listing on their phones or when they are at a computer. Promote the website on Facebook, twitter and any other social media sites that you use regularly.
3) Monitor your website – View the traffic stats on your website. If traffic drastically decreases after the first week you’ve listed it, you may need to drop the price or find another way to encourage traffic.
4) Follow up with potential buyers – Ask your agent to call every person who toured the home and didn’t bid and ask what prevented them from making an offer. This helps you easily spot trends and things to fix before the next walk through.
Now that your house is prepared to sell you can focus on other things, such as locking in a low fixed rate mortgage for your new home! A 15-year fixed mortgage is currently around the low rate of 4.25% (4.412% APR), almost half a point better than a 30-year fixed loan. If you can swing the payments, you can save more than $165,000 over the life of a $300,000 loan. Best of luck selling your home!
Amber Hunt is a writer with Quicken Loans who specializes in articles about
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