When do you think your best shot at selling your home is?
It is when you first put your home on the market – usually within the first couple weeks the listing is posted. Why? First, your home information will be sent to all those buyers in our own database who are currently searching for a home with similar features and price range as your home.
In addition, we will make certain all agents who also have clients currently looking for a home like yours receive the information on your home so they can get that information into the hands of their buyers as quickly as possible.
During those first couple weeks or so, the initial interest from prospects for your home will be at its greatest, so getting the word out as quickly as possible to as many buyers as possible is key to selling your Athens GA home.
Set The Right Price
It is very important to have your initial price established at a price point competitive with other similar homes which have recently sold. Buyers know the market and they know they have lots of choices. Days on the market and absorption rates are other important data you need as you consider pricing and your personal scheduled move date. This is critical information we provide in an in-depth market review.
All those potential buyers are comparing all homes currently on the market similar to yours, and they will recognize a value when your home is priced right. If the initial price is too high, buyers may not even take the time to preview your home or may not be willing to negotiate on an offer.
Present Your Home to Its Best Advantage
The combination of a competitive price and having a home in ready-to-move-in condition will attract the best qualified and the most ready, willing, and able buyers. Presenting your home at its best including making necessary repairs, using neutral paint, removing clutter, thoroughly cleaning inside and out and maintaining the best curb appeal possible will help potential buyers picture themselves “at home” in your home. Remember, the more buyers are able to visualize themselves living in your home, the more likely they are to be interested in making an offer with less discounting on the price of the home.
My goals are to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about selling, and once you have made your pricing decision, to provide effective marketing to attract buyers for you, to provide consistent communication through out the selling process, and to make selling your Athens GA home a satisfactory and profitable experience.