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Effective Real Estate Strategies for Slow Markets

Aug 17, 2007
The real estate market is known for its notorious cycle of ups and downs, which is often unpredictable, even by masters of the trade. In order to earn a profit in the real estate, it is important to spot great bargains and have the ability to sell a property in an effective manner, irrespective of the state of the market. The market for local and national real estate can turn quickly, so it is essential for all the investors in real estate, the biggest players and the small ones, to plan effective strategies to sell properties in down markets.

Though much marketing is not required in real estate, it is one of the most important factors that help in earning profits. But many hot markets have become lukewarm and are cooling further. With the rise in prices for residential and commercial real estate, there has been a considerable increase in the number of buyers who have been priced out of the market. Even the most creative financing schemes developed by mortgage lenders have failed to fill the gap.

However, it is still not late for sellers of commercial and residential real estate to get the most out of their property, even in a slow moving market. The following strategies will help you make money in the real estate business:

. Price the property effectively: It is very important to set a genuine price for your property, particularly in a down market. It is advisable to research and understand the value of a neighboring property. Try to maintain a detailed record of neighborhood selling prices for run down and better properties. In addition, it is important to realize that the value of a particular real estate property is derived not only from the value of the property itself, but mainly by market conditions.

. Offer attractive incentives to attract buyers: Marketing strategies suggest that buyers are always attracted towards unique incentives. Offering discounts, gifts and other incentives along with the property can help you go a long way to boost the attractiveness of a particular property. It enables you to stand out in a crowd. Many sellers include perks such as free plasma TVs, holiday tours, sporting event tickets and other offers. The most essential aspect of these offers is that though they represent a very small percentage of the value of the property being sold, they arouse interest, create great traffic and distinguish you from competition.

. Curb appeal: Packaging is a significant part of a good sales strategy and so, it is important to analyze how your property looks from outside. Never ignore the value of curb appeal. More often than not, enhancing the curb appeal of a property helps in achieving greater value. You can consider painting, signage and landscaping and minor parking lot repairs, to give the property a better look. In case two properties have the same price, a buyer is likely to opt for a better-looking property over an ordinary one.

It is a fact that selling a property in a down market can be a challenge, but the fortunate part is that incorporating effective marketing strategies can help to earn profit.
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