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Selling Your Home in a Tough Real Estate Market

Jul 9, 2008
In today's tough real estate market and competitive scenario, buying or selling home isn't that effortless task. Currently we are in a buyer's market, which means that there are more individuals who are willing to sell and fewer buyers, who are willing to purchase. So in this market, how do you increase your chances of selling your house, while getting a fair price for your property? Prepare and make arrangements in your house appropriately to attract more sellers.

Make sure your home is clutter-free, which means that you should remove items such as pictures, magazines, books, papers, and other items which clutter your residence. If your house is dirty or dusty, you may want to hire a cleaning service, so that your residence looks dirt free and neat. Many people also hire a home stager to help arrange the interior space, so that there is maximum space available and minimal clutter. Do not shove all your clutter into your closets, because viewers want to look through the closets to get a sense of the storage availability. Also, clean the pantry and other cupboards, in order to make it dust free and pest free. In addition, take out furniture that takes over a certain room to make the rooms appear larger and spacious.

Keeping up the exterior of your residence is very important. Trim your trees and shrubs, because the buyers often make a decision on a house after seeing the exterior. Remove your pets while you show your house because others may be intimidated. It is important that the house does not have a pet odor; many find pet odor offensive and others may be allergic to or afraid of animals.

Finally, it is equally important to be flexible. Leave during the open house because no one likes to view a property with the homeowner at home. Consider paying for closing costs as a buyer's incentive. Leave the washer, dryer or fridge as extra bonuses that other houses may not be offering to the buyer. Make up for lacking amenities, such as paying for a gym membership, if there is no facility of gym. Also, the most important factor i.e. price needs to be considered. If you want to sell it quickly, you should price your home reasonable enough as compared to other residence for sale that is competitive with yours. It will make your home stand out.

Finally, face reality. If you have had your home listed with three different agents and it still hasn't sold, maybe it is the time to realize that it's not the agents. Something is keeping your home from selling and it could be that either you are not preparing your house properly or your residence is too expensive for the market.
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In today's sluggish real estate market, selling a home isn't that easy. It is important to consider the interior and exterior of your house. To make things less complicated, consult Hendersonville NC real estate centre, visit http://www.preferredrealestatecenter.com.
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