“Summer is coming to a close and my home is nowhere near closing. Help!”
If your home has been on the market for awhile, it is time to shake things up and try something new. Follow these tips to make sure your home is getting the necessary exposure and making a good impression during showings this summer.
Flexible Showing Times
It goes without saying, the more flexible you can be with your showing times the more opportunities you have to find a buyer. This can be challenging if you have an Outer Banks vacation rental home on the market. If possible, work out an agreement with your property management company and map out available times for showings.
If you’re listing your year-round home, try to declutter as much as possible beforehand and have a procedure for short notice showings. Make a plan for quick clean up and pet care so you can be ready to show your home at a moment’s notice.
Summer Curb Appeal
Attract potential buyers with summer curb appeal! You want potential buyers to be able to picture themselves living in and enjoying your home. Lush landscaping, a freshly painted door and an inviting porch area draw buyers in and make them curious to know what is on the inside.
Keep Your Home Cool
During showings, make sure your home is cool and comfortable. The summer heat can really take its toll on one's energy and mood, so you want to make sure your home is comfortable for upcoming showings. Keep the thermostat in the low 70's and turn overhead fans on.
Price Your Home to Sell
Ask your Realtor to re-evaluate your listing price. Your Realtor can pull updated comps and suggest a price that is competitive and fair for the current Outer Banks real estate market. Great homes can sit on the market for years if the listing price is too high.
Update Your Marketing
Once you’ve enhanced your curb appeal, ask your Realtor to take an updated exterior photo of your property. Updated high quality photos can attract new buyers and get fresh eyes on your home. The Siers Real Estate Group offers a wonderful marketing package to increase your home’s exposure, helping bring the right buyers to you. Contact us if you're looking for a new listing agent or have any questions about the current market. We'd love to guide you through the process and put the official SOLD sign up in your front yard.