The most important thing that you should know about selling your home in a down economy is the fact that it can be done. Sellers often feel anxiety over this. Put away the anxiety and get busy. It will take some work but you can do it. Just follow some hints and tips to get the property on the radar of the right people.
You have to make the residence stand out among all the others that are up for sale. The market is slow, this means more properties to choose from. The biggest job you face is making the property that you own, the one that is chosen. This may sound daunting, but once you change mindset you have from thinking like a seller, to thinking like a buyer, it will be easier.
Look at the residence as a buyer would. Get in the car, drive around the block and pull up to the house as someone interested in buying. Take note of what you like and even more importantly, what you do not like. You will see many items that can and should be fixed, moved, or thrown away. Take notes as you walk through the house. Consider the area where you are living and the outside care of the home, because homes for sale in Utah can have different curb appeal during the summer and the winter.
Remove family photos, collections and other personalized items. These items make the house yours. This is great when you are living in it. However, those who come to look at it to maybe make an offer have to see the house as theirs. This is hard to do when so many family momentous are in the space. Put them in bins in the attic or basement.
Meet with a staging expert. If you can afford to put furnishings and items in storage, it could be worth it. Those who specialize in staging can make the property look its best. They know what people like and how to set up the space to attract the most positive attention possible. This is a great thing to do for an open house.
Get the word out. Tell everyone you possibly can about your upcoming sale. Advertise in as many places as you can. Post pictures where you can. Create a virtual tour. People love being able to see a property before actually making an appointment to check it out.
Get a Realtor on the job. Selling your home in a down economy will go quicker and more smoothly when you have an expert working with you. A Realtor knows what is selling at a particular time. They can help you to attract the right buyers to the property.