How To Sell A Home In Any Housing Market

Posted by Jennifer Dollar on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 6:15pm

 

check_out_prices_400It's true that selling a home is possible in any housing market.  Don't believe the naysayers who claim that it isn't possible because they are often the ones who either don't know what to do to sell a home, or who aren't willing to do it.  Let them tell you that you can't sell your home in this market right up until the day that you do.

Price It To Sell

Pricing your home to sell in the current housing market is imperative.  To do this, you need to know what the current real estate market is doing in your area, but you don't want to ask your friends, watch the news, or read a few isolated articles to figure out what it is doing.  Instead, you will want to locate those homes in your area that are comparable to yours and find out what their stories are. 

How much are they going for?  How long have they been on the market?  What are those homeowners doing right or wrong in trying to sell their homes?  Asking the important questions will give you an idea of how much your home is worth in the current housing market and might just give you some additional ideas on how to sell your home faster, too.  Homes with the wrong prices either sit on the market or sell quickly and lose you money.  Find that sweet spot between these extremes, and your home will sell the right way.

Condition Is Key

Even if the housing market is flooded with homes, you can still make yours stand out.  The best way to do this is with the condition of your home.  If the home you want to sell is already in perfect condition, then you are lucky.  This will make selling a home much easier.  If it is not, then you will want to identify what repairs would increase the value and the appeal of your home and get to work.  There are many tricks to get a house looked at, but a house in great condition is the kind of house that sells.

Flexible Sells

If you want to sell a home in any housing market, prepare to be flexible every step of the way.  Be flexible with when you show your home and how much notice you require.  Your home needs to be shown to be sold, so allow yourself the minor inconvenience now of being ready to vacate anytime potential buyers want to see it, or resign yourself to having rules about showing your house that are convenient for you but it not selling.  Within reason, be flexible about the price and everything that factors into it.  If you really want to sell, then be willing to show it.  Buyers respond to flexibility by matching you in your attempts to make the sale work.

Selling a home in any housing market is possible and even easy when you are willing to do whatever it takes.  You don't have to give your house away, but you do have to do what it takes to make buyers want to buy.  It shouldn't be that hard because the reason they came to see your house in the first place is that they want to buy one.  You just need to help them realize that the house that they want to buy is yours.

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