Friday Facts – 7 Ways to Sell an Ugly Duckling House

FRIDAY FACTS

June 6, 2014

7 Ways to Sell and Ugly Duckling House

From an article on MSN Real Estate

 

  1. Make it clean and clutter free
  • Get rid of everything on the countertops and bathroom vanities
  • Walk through your house with your real estate agent and a big cardboard box and start packing as you go.
  • Remove anything that’s dirty or outdated.
  • Have a cleaning crew come in.
  1. Consider new carpet and fresh paint
  • Even an inexpensive paint job and commercial grade carpet can make a big difference.
  1. Stage it well
  • Staging can go a long way if properly done.
  • Buyer’s eyes go to the newness and away from the older nuances.
  • Curb appeal counts.
  1. Price it to sell
  • If your home isn’t perfect, you must price it accordingly
  • Price it below the comparables
  1. Make it attractive to the buyer’s agent
  • Offer an attractive commission
  • Offer a bonus
  1. Be truthful in marketing
  • Be honest in your disclosures, photos and marketing
  • Give the pluses and minuses.  The home inspector will find the defects.
  1. Hire the right agent
  • A savvy agent can help you price your home, recommend contractors, and point buyers to financing opportunities like the FHA’s 203 (k) loan.
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Friday Facts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s