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Jul 08
2009

Attracting a Buyer for Your Home!

Posted by Annettapowell@gmail.com in Untagged 

Annettapowell@gmail.com

<b>Attracting a Buyer for your Home!</b>

If you are a Real Estate investor or a home owner in general, in today’s economy, you must be thinking of different strategies to sell your homes. It’s possible that you could have a property on your hands for a few months or longer but if you want to be efficient, quick and turn a profit, here are a few strategies for attracting buyers for your home!

<b>Landscaping! </b>
Taking great care of the lawn is a great way to attract buyers. There is nothing like a beautiful landscaped home to grab a buyer’s attention. If the lawn is full of weeds, brown and yellow, it doesn’t make the rest of the house look so attractive, especially if you are the personal owner of the property. Having a green lawn free from weeds only reinforces to the home buyer that your house is well cared for. Remember: Overgrown shrubs and hedges hide the true value and size of your home. Prune all overgrown plants. Get them away from the siding. Plants push water onto the siding. This can cause water and rot damage. Hang colorful flower baskets on either side of your front entry. Trees and larger plants should be placed as either a focal point or a guiding path in the front yard to your front door. Also spruce up the planting beds with new bark-dust. Temporarily using a lawn service may be a good investment until your house is sold. Get it green!

<b>Draw in your buyer! </b>
Now that you have made a great impression with the landscaping and exterior of the home, now is the time to really impress your buyer with a clean front entry. The front entry should be repaired, crack and rot free, and freshly painted. New and bright entry lighting is the way to go. The front door should be free from dirt, newly painted and have a visual style that reflects the theme of your home. A new lockset, deadbolt and brass kick-guard is an inexpensive way to spruce up your front door.

<b>Putting a price tag on your home!  </b>                                                                                 
With the downturn in the economy, you don’t want to overprice your home. Over-pricing when you sell a home reduces buyer interest, makes competing homes look like better values, and can lead to mortgage rejections once the appraisal is in. Over-pricing when selling a home is the single biggest reason why many "for sale by owner" home sellers don't sell their homes successfully. Remember: the home selling market dictates the price (not what you think it should be worth). One of the best ways to correctly price your house when selling is to find out how much other homes, similar to your own, recently sold for in your neighborhood. Talk to home sellers, buyers and check out the real estate listings in your local newspaper.

And last but certainly not least…

<b>Marketing your home!</b>

There are tons of ways to market your home. With the advance in technology, there are endless options to attracting a buyer for your home. The most popular has been using websites to post your home for sale and then adding pictures and virtual tours. This allows your buyer to get a good look at the home, inside and out! Newspaper ads won’t do the trick alone. People like to see visuals. It would be in your best interest to learn the latest computer technology so that you can post your home yourself or find a computer person that can do it for you.

These are just a few tips for attracting buyers for your home. Don’t be afraid to be creative and savvy. Remember, you want your clients to be happy as well as turn a profit!

To get professional advice and more information call Vision Investment Corporation at 877-799-0820! Feel Free to visit the website at <a href="http://www.visioninvestmentcorp.com" target="_blank">www.visioninvestmentcorp.com</a>

<i>Annetta Powell</i>
<b>Queen of Real Estate</b>

 


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