FROM OUR BLOG
April 24, 2019

Tips for Selling Your Home

It seems like it’s more common knowledge that Spring is the busiest, and probably, the best time to sell your house. Updates to your home such as kitchens, bathrooms, high-ticket items like roofs, HVAC units, and water heaters are also somewhat commonly known. Many people even invest in professional staging before putting their homes on the market. But in 2019, there are other helpful tips to selling your home that you may not be aware of. Check out the newest home-selling tips.

Digital World: Social Media

You’re probably aware, but millions of people use social media. So it only makes sense that your home’s listing should be there too, right? Most people start their house hunt online. Your agent will likely post your home to Trulia, ReColorado, and Zillow. But if you’re on the Nextdoor app and Facebook, you should definitely consider posting there. Not only can you post to your facebook timeline, but you can ask your network of people to share, which will reach more potential buyers. Further, if you’re a part of Facebook groups within your community, you can post there, as well. Take advantage of the digital space to market your home!

YouTube Videos

This may seem a little strange at first, but video is what the people want, so give them what they want! Creating a video that not only showcases your home, but the community your home is located in, might just be the thing that sets it apart from the competition. Talk about the schools, local shops and businesses that you support and why. If there are great neighbors that you can ‘introduce’ them to, do so in the video. If potential buyers can see that yours was a home and not just a house, they can envision themselves living there.

Choosing a Realtor

When interviewing them for the job, be sure to ask what sort of resources they are going to use to sell your home. Perhaps they already have a co-marketing effort going with a local lender. Maybe they already advertise and plan to include your home. Don’t be afraid to audit your agent and his/her efforts and to ask questions. Take all of this into account when choosing a realtor. Moreover, be sure to speak to more than one realtor when in the decision making process. Most people use realtors from a referral, and we usually trust the person who has made the referral. But they’re not always a good fit just because there’s a mutual friend/family member in common. If you are planning on selling or buying a home and don’t know of a realtor, we work with a great team and would love to make a recommendation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Outdoor Staging

If you live in Colorado already, hopefully you know and appreciate just how beautiful our great state is. To that end, there’s a lot of time spent outdoors because the climate is just so gorgeous. Keeping that in mind, be sure to continue your staging efforts to the outdoor space of your home. If you’ve got a great patio. Showcase that and set it up as if you’re about to enjoy dinner out there. Consider hanging lights or decorations. Remember, you want potential buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home.

 

Hopefully these tips will help you to sell your home quickly and for the price that you want. Though the market is shifting a bit, it still is a seller’s market. With these tips, hopefully your home will be set apart from the competition and get the right buyer in.  We do have other blogs listed with more help on selling your home. Feel free to check them out https://www.co-mortgage.com/2018/04/10/pricing-home-sell/

https://www.co-mortgage.com/2018/02/26/staging-a-home/

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