How to Sell your Dallas home for more!
1. Hire Professional Realtor with a proven sales record!
The fact is, there isn't much more to the average agent than the agent themselves. Most agents operate a one-person show - and they're probably breaking their backs trying to do a good job for their clients.
You want to choose an agent with experience in selling homes, you will also want an agent with a background in sales, marketing, and experienced with the internet.
Your agent should be creative in both their marketing plan and how to make your home look the best in photos, ads, virtual tours and marketing your home online! As a Realtor, I have a back ground in web design and developlement, graphic design, ad layouts, sales, years of advertising and marketing back ground all with a proven track record in the real estate market! I am also a multi-million dollar sales agent the past 4 years in a row, in the top 10 in sales out of 110 agents in our office!
When choosing a realtor find out how many homes they have sold, and ask to see a marketing plan and samples of their graphics and marketing materials. Not all agents are equal!
2. First and foremost, make sure your home has curb appeal. That first impression, when a potential buyer pulls up to your home for the first time is huge. You never get a second chance of impressing an individual. It has to be the same way with your home. Once you get that look going with the mowed lawn and the trimmed hedges, please keep it that way. All too often, after a month, the seller will get complacent and start slacking off. Remember, first impressions are forever.
3. Next, walk into your home with the eyes of a first time home buyer. What do you see? Is there clutter? Do the rooms look inviting or cramped? Is it easy to move from one room to the next? Are the carpets or floors dirty? Will the colors on the walls accommodate some one else's furniture? How does it smell when you walk in? When it comes to smells, clean always wins over candles and aroma scented sprays. Think clean, bright and welcoming as you go.
4. Get rid of any toys or personal things that clutter shelves, walls desks and floors. Always keep in the back of your mind as you do this, the people looking at your home want to imagine their stuff there. The more you have of yours, the less likely they will be able to see theirs. It is not a bad idea to rent a storage unit to start this process. Out of sight with these items is always best in the long run. Do this in every room, feel free to give me a call to walk thru your home for a professional prospective!
5. Ok, the house is clean, neat and smelling great. Congrats! Now is the time to go back outside and start looking for things that are broken or missing on the house. Start in the front and move to the back, then work your way through the interior of the house. By doing this, you overcome potential objections from a potential buyer well before they come up in the negotiations.
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sell for more in less time!