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Selling A Home In A Slump

September 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

bad news headlineDespite recent trends suggesting the real estate market has hit an all time low there are still plenty of people buying homes. So how can you improve your odds of selling your home during these hard times?

Basically, when everything around you is telling you the market is your worst enemy, you have to figure out how to turn your luck around. Fortunately, there are ways you can do that. There are several steps you can take to make luck work for you and not against you:

  • First, make sure your home is always available for showing, no matter your situation. This will improve the odds you will sell your home. Don’t let inconvenience stop you from showing your home to anyone interested.
  • Make sure your home is clean all the time, even if you are not naturally a clean person.
  • Have a professional real estate agent or broker come and stage your home so it presents in the best possible light. This will improve your odds of putting your best face forward and impressing potential home buyers.
  • If you have pets, make sure they are contained, clean and that all pet odors are removed from the home, unless you plan to sell only to other pet owners. Even then make sure your pet materials are meticulously clean and your yard free of pet debris and waste. Having pets is fun but showing a home with pets in it can be challenging. If you leave the home for a showing take your pets with your or have them restrained so they do not scare off prospects.
  • Set a competitive price if you want people to show your house and if you plan to sell your home in a tight market. You probably won’t get top dollar but you can get a fair asking price even if trends suggest the housing market is plummeting. Remember there are still people that have money and have an interest in plunking it down on a new house and worthy investment.

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