How can I Sell My House Faster? Free Wisconsin For Sale by Owner Tips Listing Information

How can I Sell My House Faster?

Review online listings, on many sites, to compare competitve pricing (including MLS) and get an idea of how other homes are priced, presented, and photographed.

All Wisconsin FSBO marketing should be geared toward making your phone ring and increasing traffic to your home.

Remove/Replace Favorite Items. If you want to take window coverings, built-in appliances or fixtures with you, remove them now. If the chandelier in the dining room once belonged to your great grandmother, take it down. If a buyer never sees it, she won't want it. Once you tell a buyer she can't have an item, she will covet it, and it could blow your deal. Pack those items and replace them, if necessary.

Print Advertising - Print advertising reaches buyers who read newspapers. Online ads reach the rest. If your neighbors say, 'Everywhere I look, I see your home advertised,' you're doing a good job. Puts ads in: Major newspapers. Find out which days pull the most readers. Typically it's Sunday but some newspapers also publish 'picture classifieds' on other days. Local Wisconsin newspapers. You can probably run a larger ad for less money that will more closely target those looking in your area. Wisconsin Real estate publications. Check on press date; can you wait? Every Web site you can find (like ).

The days of selling homes with clutter, unmade beds, dishes in the sink and toys scattered throughout are long gone. Today's Wisconsin FSBO homes must be spotless and resemble a model home.

Open Houses - Not every home is suitable for an open house due to location or other factors, and sometimes the only way to determine that is to try it. If nobody comes, that's probably a good indication. However, if your home is located near a high traffic area where buyers often swarm, then it's a good candidate. Place open house signs throughout the area directing buyers. Advertise in the newspaper. Advertise open house times online. Invite the neighbors; they're going to come anyway.

Rearrange Bedroom Closets and Kitchen Cabinets. Buyers love to snoop and will open closet and cabinet doors. Think of the message it sends if items fall out! Now imagine what a buyer believes about you if she sees everything organized. It says you probably take good care of the rest of the house as well. This means: Alphabetize spice jars. Neatly stack dishes. Turn coffee cup handles facing the same way. Hang shirts together, buttoned and facing the same direction. Line up shoes.

Direct Mail -If you're an unrepresented seller in Wisconsin, you can buy mailing lists from Wisconsin list brokers. If you are represented by an agent, ask about a direct mail program. I prefer oversized four-color postcards because they are inexpensive to mail and eye-catching. Here are three places to mail: 1. Neighbors. Everybody has friends and relatives who might want to move near them. 2. Agents who represent buyers in your neighborhood. 3. Buyers who live in other areas and often relocate to your neighborhood.

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