Crisp, high definition photographs are an essential part of a real estate listing. If the pictures of your home aren’t as good as the pictures of competing homes on the market, it might not even matter that your property is actually better in real life.
Image is everything when it comes to real estate listings. If you want buyers to fall in love with your home and offer you your ideal price, you need to make the listing photos a priority from the start.
Here are 5 common real estate photography mistakes that you should avoid if you want to create an excellent listing for your home:
Studies show that the longer a home sits on the market, the lower the offer will be when the seller finally receives one. That’s why you really need to do everything you can to make buyers fall in love with your home from the first day it goes on the market, or at least from the first look they get at it.
You may feel that your home will sell itself, but that can be a costly presumption if you’re wrong. If there are other homes for sale in your area, you need to be competitive.
In this article, we’ll review a few of the most important steps you need to take to get buyers to fall in love with your house from the get go.
Complete Necessary Restorations/Repairs
Probably the No. 1 thing keeping a...
With all the information available online to homebuyers and home sellers today, it’s no wonder that many are starting to think they can complete a transaction without the help of a real estate agent. Even in a highly competitive market like ours, some are asking themselves, “Why hire a realtor in Denver?”
More people than ever are thinking they can sell or buy a property through the internet or even through traditional, offline channels without professional representation. A few may be successful, but the vast majority are not.
If you’re wondering why, in the age of the internet, someone still needs a real estate agent to help them navigate the housing market, we’ve got six great reasons for you.
1. A Valuable...
Home shoppers often assume they’ll be able to look beyond empty rooms or ugly decor to find the true potential of a property. Unfortunately, in reality, they rarely can.
That’s why new construction builders rely on luxuriously finished model properties to sell buyers on homes that haven’t been built yet. And it’s also why so many real estate agents tell their home seller clients to invest in home staging.
Despite the obvious advantages of providing potential buyers with the visual suggestion of the lifestyle they aspire to, many sellers wonder if home staging really makes a difference. The answer is a resounding yes -- if it’s done right, of course.
Even with demand for real estate reaching all time highs, selling a home in Denver still comes with plenty of challenges. In a highly competitive market like this one, decisions have to be made quickly and mistakes can be more costly.
Whatever you decide to do, following a clear strategy is a must when marketing your home against stiff competition. Here are some tips to he
Work With a Professional to Choose a Price
Price is always a huge factor, but it becomes especially important in a competitive market. It's often the first thing home buyers look at when browsing home listings. Therefore, it's easy to see why choosing a price point can be the most difficult decision sellers have to make. This is why you need a real estate agent capable of looking at deeper market trends to help you maximize every penny of potential value without scaring away potential buyers.
For help on setting the best possible price,...
The kids have all moved on to college dorms, apartments, or their own homes and left you with an empty nest… now what? Should you stay in your home or sell it? It’s not an easy question to tackle.
Since your family home has likely been one of the biggest investments you’ve ever made, it’s understandable if you’re a little apprehensive about either selling or staying. If you’re approaching retirement or have already left the workforce, a big real estate decision like this one will feel even more stressful.
To ensure that you make the right choice for your financial circumstances, we recommend a four step process to determine what you should do with your home now that you’re an empty nester.
1) Assess Needs
If you built or bought your home when you had to make room for multiple children, you are going to find yourself with entirely too much house once they have moved out. That...
Homeowners often look at their unfinished basements with rose colored glasses, imagining how it is only one remodeling project away from becoming a home bar, a high-tech media room, a man cave, or more.
Dreaming about the untapped potential of a basement is all well and good… until it comes time to sell your home. At this point, it comes down to hard facts and figures. It’s time to figure out whether or not it would be a sensible investment to remodel your basement shortly before selling.
Competing with Other Homes on the Market
If the other homes in your price range or general location commonly have unfinished basements, a remodeling project would give you a huge advantage over them. Your new space would be a major selling point...
Getting ready to sell your home? Then you want to make sure that it's in the best possible condition to present to prospects.
If you’ve already taken steps to enhance your home’s curb appeal and clean out any clutter, the next item on your home seller’s checklist should be to revitalize the interior surfaces that catch the eye. Professionally cleaning tile floors, counters, showers, tubs, and more before you open your doors for an open house is a smart choice.
Tile floors are typically found in the kitchen and bathrooms -- two areas that prospective buyers like to obsess over. These areas are often deal makers or deal breakers. To ensure that they impress, hire a professional to bring your tile surfaces (including the tile counters and walls) back to like-new condition....
Want to make 2015 the year you sell your home? Then you need to familiarize yourself with the current market. Today, selling is much different than it was a decade or more ago. To help you realize your goals, you can use the following tips as your New Year's resolutions to successfully sell your home.
Make Your Ads Appealing
The Internet is a key battleground for home sellers these days, so make sure your listing has what it takes to stand out online. A lot of people are using mobile devices to complete property searches, so pictures of your property need to be optimized for smartphones and tablets.
Don't Let Your Emotions Get the Best of You
Your home is a place that holds a lot of memories for you and your family,...
Listing your home for sale can be very overwhelming. Where do you start? What price should you sell for? Is everything ready? Are there any fixes to be made to the home beforehand? The information below is why you should hire a realtor to help with your real estate transaction.
The first step is finding a professional real estate agent that you trust. The process of selling a home is a large one with many obstacles and legal pitfalls. Choose an agent with a good track record and with plenty of experience in your neighborhood.
The next step involves selecting your list price. This is another very good reason to hire a realtor. The market dictates the price of Denver real estate, and all real estate for that...