When you have moved to a new state, selling your former home is probably not going to be your biggest focus. You are trying to get settled and situated in the new environment which can take time. Having to sell your home in another area that you are no longer in can be a major hassle. However, with the right team on your side, selling your home may be easier than you think. If you or someone you know is in this situation, take a look at these helpful tips that could make the entire process a little simpler.
Have an Excellent Realtor on Your Side
A professional realtor that is local to the area of the home you are selling is, without a doubt, the most valuable member on your team. They know the ins and outs of selling and can figure out the best way to approach the situation. Their goal, like yours, is to get the home sold which is why during this time, your realtor is extremely important. When looking for the right realtor, make sure you look into their credentials to figure out if they are the right fit for you. Don’t settle for just anyone. With the right realtor on your side, you can get your house sold in no time no matter where you are.
Hire A Trusty Handyman
Accidents happen. It’s a common part of life. But when they occur in your out-of-state home you’re trying to sell, it can become a serious hassle. A prospective buyer may not be pleased with purchasing a home that will require a lot of maintenance and repairs. Not to mention there are some repairs sellers are required to make before they can sell. However, with a trusted handyman or repairman on your side, you can have the issue fixed properly and know it won’t cause any further issues. Your handyman can alert you about any possible risks that could turn potential buyers away and have the situation handled while you are miles away. You will feel more at ease knowing that everything is taken care of by someone you can trust.
Use Professional Photography
If you are serious about selling your home, having the right tools can really make a difference such as using professional photography. A photo that shows the features of your home is the first thing that will draw in prospective buyers to your home, so make sure each picture shows the best side of your home. While normal photography may work, a professional knows how to really sell through their photos which could bring in more traction to your home.
Marketing Marketing Marketing
“But I didn’t go to school for marketing,” you might be telling yourself. That’s okay! You don’t have to be a professional in the field to use marketing to your advantage when selling your home. There are several marketing tools made available to all sorts of people with different levels of marketing experience such as website listings and newspaper advertisements. Once you have those handy professional photos, put them up online for the world to see! Add a little information and get people interested in seeing your home. Once people start pouring in, your realtor can take it from there.
Host an Open House
When you do start to notice a bit of traction, don’t stress about having to travel all the way back to meet with your realtor multiple times. Instead, have your realtor host an open house to let potential buyers see the house for themselves. It is also good to note that if this sounds like a good idea to you, consider hiring a home stager that will really make the house sellable. It is their job to make the home more appealing to those thinking about purchasing it. With their expertise combined with your realtor’s, you will have the house sold quicker than you think.
Set the Right Price
The last but important tip is to make sure you have your house set at the right price. If you are trying to get it off your hands, you don’t want to price it too high where nobody will make an offer. On the flip side, you don’t want to just give away the house either. Sit down with your realtor to make sure you are setting the price at a fair amount that will benefit you and is reasonable to the buyer.
At Cooke Realty Partner, we are dedicated to helping our clients both sell and buy their homes. With our expertise and willingness to work with you, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Let our professional team help you sell your home, no matter what state you are in, today. Give us a call at (615) 574-7359 to get started.