How can I Sell My House Faster? Free Idaho 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.

A good virtual tour will grab a buyer by the hand and lead her from room to room, showing a 360-degree view. Depending on the tour company, you can add sound, music or an exciting, professionally written description that scrolls with the movement of the tour. Virtual tours can also include individual photos available for download or to print.

De-Personalize. Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Buyers can't see past personal artifacts, and you don't want them to be distracted. You want Idaho buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls, and they can't do that if yours are there!

Exterior Photographs - If you own a condo or townhome without a yard, then take pictures of the clubhouse, pool, spa or tennis courts. If you have a yard, however, buyers will want to see it. Emphasize space and shoot long. Mow the lawn and trim bushes. Remove evidence of pets. Put away children's toys. Avoid shooting into the sun.

If you decide to offer a commission to selling agents, you will want to put a lockbox on your premises for easy access by agents when you are not home.

Check Curb Appeal of your Idaho FSBO. If a buyer won't get out of her agent's car because she doesn't like the exterior of your home, you'll never get him/her inside. Keep the sidewalks cleared. Mow the lawn. Paint faded window trim. Plant yellow flowers or group flower pots together. Yellow evokes a buying emotion. Marigolds are inexpensive. Trim your bushes. Make sure visitors can clearly read your house number.

Signage - Signage encourages Idaho home shoppers to immediately call you or your agent. It's free advertising! If your home is a corner lot, put up two signs. Some homeowner associations prohibit real estate signs. Some HOAs allow only window signs. Try talking to a neighbor whose home is located at the corner of a busy street, asking for permission to put a sign in that yard with an arrow pointing toward yours. Agent signs should include the phone number of the closest office (if the brokerage operates multiple offices) and the agent's cell or voice mail number.

You can't always depend on an agent's opinion of Idaho home or property value because sometimes agents take overpriced listings just to lure your business away from the competitors.

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