Here are a few tips to help you show your home in its best light.
What’s the best way to show your home in a seller’s market? This question is coming up more and more because we’re starting to see sellers take shortcuts in our market during the showing process. We at the Jackson Hayes Group abide by the opposite philosophy: Although it’s a seller’s market, behave as if it’s a buyer’s market.
One of the best things you can do is have a housekeeper come to your home either the day before or the day of its market debut. This will give it a nice, clean, crisp appearance when people are touring it.
"Although it’s a seller’s market, behave as if it’s a buyer’s market."
We’ve also had some of our clients leave their homes for a few days while they’re on the market. This is important because your home will see the most amount of foot traffic its first few days after being listed. You can get as many as 10 to 15 showings a day, and if the home is vacant, people will be able to view it patiently and get a really good feel for it.
Additionally, consider having an open house. It’s an open secret that Realtors often hosted open houses in the past to acquire buyer clients. In this extreme seller’s market, though, people are having a hard time getting into homes to see them, so an open house might be a good forum for two or three hours on a Saturday or Sunday. This will ensure the maximum number of qualified buyers will walk through your home. Remember, getting the maximum number of qualified buyers in your home is what will generate multiple offers and lead to your home selling above asking price.
If you have questions about listing your home or any real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.