Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How To Get An Offer On Your Home

1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range.

2. Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it. See Simple Tips For Better Home Showings.

3. Be flexible about showings. It’s often disruptive to have a house ready to show at the spur of the moment. But the more amenable you can be about letting people see your home, the sooner you’ll find a buyer.

4. Anticipate the offers. Decide in advance what price and terms you’ll find acceptable.

5. Don’t refuse to drop the price. If your home has been on the market for more than 30 days without an offer, you should be prepared to at least consider lowering your asking price. We can help you determine from your market area and its activity if it’s time.

You may also want to check out our website for current real estate information. We keep current market information in our Market Watch report and you may also sign up for your personal Market Snapshot. It’s a live snapshot of the real estate activity in your area. Market Snapshot is not a substitute for a Professional Market Analysis (CMA), but it can give you current information as often as you would like to receive it. Let us know what you think of it!

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