Selling your property and getting close to the asking price can seem hopeless when so many house hunters are trying to negotiate a lower price. However, it is possible and following some of these tips might help.
Choosing the right estate agent
Not all estate agents are the same, and those who work for Compass Real Estate are different for several reasons. They have the backing of Compass, which is an established brokerage with advanced software. For you as the homeowner, it means your property can be listed exclusively and if you want to sell without the inconvenience of open houses, you can. Compass agents will also advise you on the best time to list your property, and help you get the highest price. You can do your research online to find out more.
Create a video
It’s difficult to get a feel for a property from photographs. This can mean house hunters turn up to view your property, but don’t make an offer, or the offer is too low because it’s not their dream home. You can reduce the amount of time wasted this way by making a video. By using technology to create a virtual tour, you can show potential buyers what it looks like to walk through your home, without them physically having to visit your home, unless the video piques their interest. This can lead to a sale with fewer in-person viewings.
Use social media
If you’re trying to appeal to younger first-time buyers, then using social media platforms such as Instagram can reach people who may be looking for a property, but wouldn’t learn about your property otherwise. Short videos, especially reels, and images with relevant hashtags can help your listing get seen by house hunters.
Most of us are familiar with Zoom by now. If you want to limit the number of in-person viewings, to those who have a serious interest in buying, but a video feels too impersonal, Zoom or similar platforms could be the answer. You can record a virtual tour and share this video with the attendees, and answer questions afterward. This allows you to give a virtual viewing and Q&A to a large number of people without the inconvenience of arranging viewings for them all in person.
Baking for in-person viewings
It’s a common tried and tested tactic, but it’s still worth baking on the morning of your open house or in-person viewings. The smell can make people feel at home, and it can make a good impression to offer them baked goods and a cold drink. Some house hunters may have traveled further than others. If they are hungry or thirsty, this could distract them from the property, and make them irritable.
The main things to do when trying to sell your property are to be creative, thoughtful, and look at ways to avoid wasting time. Most of all, try different tactics and find what works best for you.