Now, more than ever, people are finding success selling their homes online. But with the online marketplace being so hot, you are likely to face some stiff competition! We have put together our favorite tips to help you stand out and sell your home fast!
Go Where The Buyers Are:
Several online listing portals exist that you can use. You can look up some listings in your area, and many times, Zillow andTrulia are the top sites that are shown. No matter how you feel about them, they are good when it comes to generating real estate traffic. When you list a property on the MLS, there is high possibility that the listing will be picked up by these major sites. So whether you advertise your property with them or not, you will want to make sure that your properties are showcased well.
There are services that will syndicate your listing to many top sites so that you don’t have to enter your information over and over again. Be sure to check the listing on every site in which it was syndicated to ensure that your data wasn’t jumbled due to automation.
Consider Premium Listings:
When you search for a property on a major site, it is possible that you will find particular properties on the top of the list over and over again. Those spots were paid for, the same way an agent pays to put their name first. You can spend a little extra money to put your listing on the top, that is, if you want your property to get immediate attraction.
Create a Property Specific Website:
One way you can use the internet to uniquely and interestingly sell your home is to create a website specific to a property. Creating and hosting a simple website is not expensive, and with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content, and imagery, you can build a beautiful website that will rival the big advertisers in terms of showcasing your house.
Use Amazing Photos:
Saying that a picture is worth a thousand words is totally right. Ensure that the words you use to describe your home are “Stunning, spacious, and immaculate!” not “Dated, cramped, and dingy!” By seeing a photograph of your home, buyers can decide whether or not to pursue buying your home further. For some buyers, after seeing your personal belongings, it is difficult for them to imagine themselves in the home. Go ahead and pack up all the clutter, then hire an expert photographer to take photos of your home. Look through a couple of listings. Notice who paid for a professional job, and who took cell phone photos from the street.
Use an Accurate Description of the Property:
Be as detailed and as exact about the property as you can. Tell your buyer about any problems the house may have, but don’t overlook the details that may be the selling point for certain buyer. You should mention if your house has a large and bright kitchen.
Watch Your Words:
When people are looking for a house, the postings start sounding alike and run together. An absence of adjectives will make each property “beautiful” and “comfortable.” Don’t mix in with the group! Use colorful language to make your listing stand out from the rest. Don’t just gloss over the ad, using generic words to describe your property.
Use Data To:
You can be guaranteed a fast sale by acquiring, understanding, and using data. Using data, you will have the capacity to:
- Run comps of property that were recently sold in the area.
- Locate and contact the best agents in town. Online reviews will ensure you find the agent that is best for you!
- Study market trends for real estate in your area. Ask questions such as: when is the best time of year to sell my College Station house? What are the current buyer demographics?
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