How to Sell Your Home Now
While now may not seem the obvious time to sell your home and buy one of our beautiful homes in Woodbury MN, the reality is that it’s a surprisingly good time to sell and buy. Mortgage interest rates continue to hover in the 3% range for both 15- and 30-year mortgages, meaning you can buy a lot more home for your money right now. Though you may not have a lot of competition when it comes to buying a home, unfortunately you may also see fewer buyers on the market for your existing home. Fortunately, in many cases, there are fewer homes available, which still works to your advantage. To make sure your home has a better chance of selling quickly, here are some tips to make your home stand out to help you snag a sale.
As always, the best thing you can do is to find a great real estate agent. Ideally, you want someone who has weathered various challenges when it comes to selling homes, but you still want someone who is open minded and aware of the latest tools and new methods that encourage sales. Always talk to multiple agents to make sure you find the right person for you and your home.
Just as importantly, you need to listen to your agent. If they tell you to declutter or make certain changes or repairs in order to get the best price for your home, it’s in your best interest to follow through. They know what buyers are looking for right now in your neighborhood and market. Also, listen to them on pricing. After all, they want to sell your home as much as you do!
As part of choosing the right agent, make sure you have someone — and a company — who offers the latest tools. These days, one of the most important things is the use of immersive 3D virtual tours and video walk-throughs. People want to see as much of the home online right now before making an actual in-person visit. The 3D virtual tours give potential buyers a great sense of just what your home looks like. Complement the virtual tour with professional-quality photos of every room and closet, even from multiple angles. You can never go wrong with too many photos, especially at a time when potential buyers are relying on images to help them narrow down choices, often before ever stepping foot inside.
Finally, while pictures are of paramount importance, you may want to let your own words help sell the home. As part of the home listing, more agents are having the homeowner write about the home and neighborhood, pointing out details, conveniences, and more that might not be obvious, even during a physical walk-through. Things like friendly neighbors, the number of kids of varying ages, particularly spacious closets in convenient locations, and great water pressure in the shower are the kinds of things that homeowners know and that can make a positive impact on home buyers. Just make sure you proofread, spell-check, and make sure the description reads well, so you make a good impression. Details matter in so many aspects of selling a home.
By taking these steps, you’ll have a better chance of making your home stand out to buyers. While there may not be the same volume of buyers, with summer here and more people getting out, the numbers of buyers are likely to increase. Add in the low mortgage rates and there’s incentive to both sell and buy homes in Woodbury MN. If you haven’t found your perfect new home yet, be sure to check out our homes in the Summerlin community. We even have a number of homes that are move-in ready so you could possibly be in your own brand new home before the summer is out.