If you have even considered to sell your home to the extent that you took a moment to share the thought with just about anyone in the last couple years, you probably got an ear full. You heard things like; it’s a buyers market, don’t sell in a buyers market…home prices are depreciated and you are going to lose your tail-end if you sell now. All of that could be right, but Real Estate forecasters and experts are starting to see the positive side. Francesca of Forbes.com makes it clear what her expectations are when she says, “Homeowners should buck the idea of selling in the Spring”.
Typically it has seemed most reasonable to prepare to sell in the late winter so that you can be first on the board for the rush of buyers that show up in the Spring and early Summer…thought to be brought on by the school breaks for children and lively atmosphere of the fresh weather of the season.
This year, experts predict that selling your home early in the year, rather than waiting for Spring, may bring the quickest and best desires that sellers strive for.
That means, if you are ready and just waiting for the right moment, prepare your home now to be listed by end of this month or next by calling your trusted and loyal experienced Realtor to effectively stage your home to the extent that buyers choose your home rather than the one your neighbor lists “For Sale By Owner”. Staging your home leaves no question unanswered to what the buyer is suppose to do with the different amenities and rooms of your home. The key to selling ANYTHING is easy and simple when you prepare for it. Sell benefits, not features…customers/buyers don’t want to know how it works as much as they want to know how it will benefit them. Example, if you have a raised area/stage in your 2nd living area and do not put anything on it, the buyer may think that is wasted space…your Realtor/expert stager will know to stage that area so the buyer doesn’t ask to himself subconsciously, “what is this wasted space for”, but rather will say, “that is a good idea, we can put our ???? there also.”
Best of luck selling or buying this year! GO win in 2010!