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Selling Your Home in a Tough Real Estate Market


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Currently we are in a buyer's market, which means that there are more individuals who are willing to sell and fewer buyers. So in this market, how do you increase your chances of selling your house in this market while getting a fair price? Prepare your house appropriately to attract more sellers.

Make sure your home is clutter-free which means that you should remove items such as pictures, magazines, books, papers, and other items which clutter your residence. If your house is dirty or dusty, you may want to hire a cleaning service. Many people also hire a home stager to help arrange the interior space so that there is maximum space available and minimal clutter. Do not shove all your clutter into your closets because viewers want to look through the closets to get a sense of the storage availability. Also, clean the pantry and other cupboards. In addition, take out furniture that takes over a certain room to make the rooms appear larger.

Keeping up the exterior of your residence is very important. Trim your trees and shrubs because the buyers often make a decision on a house after seeing the outside. Remove your pets while you show your house because others may be intimidated. It is important that the house does not have a pet odor; many find pet odor offensive and others may be allergic to or afraid of animals.

Finally, be flexible. Leave during the open house because no one likes to view a property with the homeowner at home. Consider paying for closing costs as a buyer's incentive. Leave the washer, dryer or fridge as extra bonuses that other houses may not be offering. Make up for lacking amenities, such as paying for a gym membership if there is no gym.

Finally, face reality. If you have had your home listed with three different agents and it still hasn't sold maybe its time to realize it's not the agents. Something is keeping your home from selling and it could be that either you are not preparing your house properly or your house is too expensive for the market.

In today's sluggish real estate market, selling a home isn't that easy. It is important to consider the interior and exterior of your house. To make things less complicated, consult Hendersonville NC real estate centre who will assist you in this process. Visit


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