Get Your Calgary Home Sold
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Picking the right Calgary Realtor® is key to getting a stress free home selling experience. Here are a few tips.
This is a common complaint buyers have - lack of pictures, poor quality or mis-representation of perspective. Pictures are the first impression of a home and if the images are poor quality and/or just not there, buyers will simply skip the home and move on. Calgary Realtors are allowed to post upwards to 50 images on the MLS® listing so there is no reason not to have plenty of pictures reflecting what your home looks like. Buyers also like the images to be in a proper order as opposed to random.
Now you do not necessarily have to hire a home stager, however your Calgary Realtor® should have some basic ideas of staging and can guide you. This is for lighting, furniture placement, hanging wall pictures etc. This goes along side the photos so the images display your home in its best position.
With that said, a small investment of about $250 will get you a professional home staging consultation - small investment with strong potential return.
First impressions are critical when selling your home. You do not get a second chance at a first impression so follow these simple, easy and quick tips to attract a home buyer to your house - not the competition.
Missing or Incorrect Facts
When Calgary Realtors conducting a search query, the results are absolute, meaning there is no grey area. If you have a back lane for example and that information is not entered correctly, your home will not show up in a home buyers search if they are looking for a property offering a back lane. Accurate Calgary MLS® listing data is extremely important.
Unfortunately there are some strategies to attain Calgary MLS® listings to over promise on price. Be very careful with this. You can always get more than one opinion on Calgary home pricing and if one is much higher than others, you may want to question why. Your Realtor® can provide supporting MLS® listing data for pricing. If you are over priced, buyers may simply over-look your home. Your home should receive an offer within the first 21 days of being on the market (in normal conditions). If you have had a multitude of people viewing your home and no offers, re-looking at pricing is a must. Your Calgary Realtor® can also contact their colleagues and ask to see if you were priced in line with what they were looking at.
Internet Marketing Strategies
Over 85% of home buyers utilize the internet for home shopping and Calgary MLS® listing searches. There are several strategies to drive Calgary home buyers to your specific home listing information and if your Realtor® is not exploring these tools, you may be missing out on potential home buyers.
Sometimes a Calgary home buyer may not even know they are looking for a home until they happen to see an open house and fall in love with it. If your Realtor® is unwilling to conduct an open house, ask them to find a colleague who will. There are always Realtors® willing to sit an open house for a colleague.
Friends and Neighbours
are great tools to find a buyer for your home. They want a good neighbour and they also want your home to sell for top dollar - they have interest in both of these. Countless times I have been sitting an open house and a neighbour comes in and looks makes a call and a friend of theirs comes and looks at the house and next thing we know, the home is sold.