We have all seen them, those BMW driving, pin stripe wearing, smooth talking chaps called estate agents, alot of people dread dealing with the estate agent as much as the actual selling process.
So why do estate agents have this reputation ? well there is alot of money to be made in the property game and it seems to attract the get rich quick brigade who are in it simply for the money rather than to offer a personal service.
If after you have instructed an estate agent you don't like them or they are just not producing any results... get rid of them ! swap to another agent who will only be too pleased to come around and remove the previos agents signboard from your garden while triumphantly inserting their own.
O.K. lets assume you can accept the agent for now what happens next.
In almost every area there will be multiple homes for sale at the same time. You have to make sure to take some steps to have your home stand out from the rest of the pack. Your estate agent should be able to advise you on the best way to achieve this. If you do not do that you can look forward to your home being on the market for quite some time.
If you are selling your home, make a plan before listing it. Find the right market price but also find a price that you are willing to let your home go for. Set some dates to hold open houses, prior to listing so that you can be sure to be ready for the day when it comes.
Taking advantage of web technology will give you a huge advantage in selling. You will not only be reaching a wider audience if you showcase your home online you will also save considerable time by featuring benefits with pictures, floorplans and even video. Make sure your estate agent advertises on Rightmove.co.uk these days that's essential. By the time a prospective buyer walks through your physical door, they already have a predetermined interest and a good idea of where everything is.
Alot of people these days use their smartphone to produce a simple property video tour, these are a great way to show off the accomodation and point out all the benefits of living there, don't forget to post these videos to the social sharing websites for extra views.
Replace your dying summer flowers with fresh ones or some of mums, and you will make an uninviting home look like a place that anyone would feel happy owning. These simple changes make your home look full of life and give the buyer the motivation to make you an offer on it.
If you have found someone who really wants to own your house, but the buyer is having a very hard time getting financial support, see if you can assist him or her. One such way could be help with their legal costs or you could offer some cash towards their deposit. Important options such as these can be the difference between your house selling or not.
If you want or need a quick sale setting the asking price of the home you are putting on the market is a key part of moving on quickly. If the asking price is too low, you will not get the optimal profit that is able to be made. If you list it too high, you will scare the potential buyers from even looking at your home.
One of the first things a prospective buyer sees during a viewing is the front entryway, which makes it especially important to make this area spotless and inviting. Invest in a new doormat (you can take it with you when you move), polish or buff your front door and make sure all front door locks are in working order.
Red and yellow colours can draw a person's eye to an object. Use them in your favor during all showings. Place a vase of yellow flowers on your brand new granite counter tops or highlight that gorgeous fireplace with a red painting hung above it. The best parts of your home will be quickly noticed by all of your potential buyers.
While you may think that you know alot about selling your home, it would never hurt to listen to those sometimes anoying estate agents, now and again you come across one who realy does know what they are talking about ! Take what you already know and combine it with this new knowledge and you can have your home sold in a reasonable amount of time.
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