There is not enough that can be said about the importance of marketing and advertising your property well. Consider discussing with your real estate agent alternate promotional avenues when you see the ones they are currently using are not being met with success.
First impressions definitely matter, especially when it comes to potential home buyers whose first impression of your home is the front yard. Some quick and easy ideas to spruce up the outside of your home:
If you followed all the previous tips and still see little success, consider not renewing the contract with your current real estate agent. Start looking for one whose selling vision aligns with your own, and has achieved success for sellers with similar cases to yours. Switching agents should also be considered if they are difficult to get a hold of, are not willing to consider your suggested changes, or try to push you to accept lowball offers. Remember to always be professional when informing them you will be letting them go.
Sometimes, your house can be worth a lot, but it is located in an area with lower property values, leaving you between a rock and a hard place when it comes to selling. When you see a trend in receiving lowball offers, a great option would be to lower your price point that would seem more reasonable to your target market. Once you start lowering the asking price, your market will see you are willing to negotiate and might come back with an offer you can reasonably consider.
Keeping up with the property taxes and maintenance of the home you wish to sell can quickly burn a hole through your pocket, especially when you have already moved out and are paying a mortgage on your new home. Donating to Kars4Kids, the experts in real estate donation, can be a viable and easy option. With a nationally recognized nonprofit handling your donation, you can rest assured your property is going directly to helping a good cause.
As a donor, you will receive a tax deduction for your property, based on a third party appraisal, which can amount to nearly the same as your selling price (after holding costs are taken into account). Kars4Kids’ experienced in-house team will handle all the paperwork and appraisal fees and close as quickly as possible, leaving you virtually worry-free as you move into and enjoy your new home.