Ohio Real Title Proactive Home Selling

Proactive Home Selling

April 15, 2024

In today’s competitive real estate market, sellers need to be proactive to stand out and increase their chances of a successful sale. With the right strategies, homeowners can ensure their property reels in potential buyers and secure a swift sale at an optimal price. If you’re uncertain about where to start, consider the following tips to ensure your selling journey is a smooth and efficient one: 

1. Start Prep Early

Before you put your home on the market, set aside ample time to address any necessary repairs, renovations, and upgrades. This way, your home will be in the best possible condition when it does hit the market and maximize appeal to buyers.

Additionally, it’s smart to start the de-cluttering process now. A clean and clutter-free home is not only more inviting and appealing to prospective buyers, but a neutral, spacious environment allows them to imagine their own belongings in the space. Plus, you’ll likely come across items you’ve been meaning to toss in the process, lightening your packing load. Sounds like a win to us.

2. If you’re using a realtor, do your homework before committing.

When selecting a realtor, take the time to carefully consider their experience and expertise in the market. Finding an agent with a strong track record and a deep understanding of your area can be a true game-changer during the selling process. From accurately pricing your home to skillfully negotiating offers and navigating the complex legal aspects of real estate transactions, their knowledge can be invaluable.

Equally important is establishing a strong rapport and ensuring you and your agent are compatible and the selling process is a smooth one. So, don’t rush this decision—investigate, inquire, and select a realtor who not only aligns with your goals but also brings key insights and guidance to the table.

3. Don’t be lazy with photos

Never underestimate the power of a good photo – especially when selling your home. Investing in high-quality photos can showcase your home in the best possible light, attracting more inquiries and showings and increasing your chances of a faster sale. Additionally, as most homebuyers begin their search online, visually appealing photos are crucial for grabbing attention.

Pro tip: when taking photos, be sure every room is captured to demonstrate transparency and build trust with prospective buyers.

4. Enhance Curb Appeal

As we’ve highlighted in one of our previous blogs, the exterior of a property is a major influence on how potential buyers perceive the home. By investing time into boosting your home’s curb appeal, you can create a welcoming exterior that sets the stage for a positive viewing experience for potential buyers.

5. Keep Your Home Ready to Impress

Whether you are working with a professional or using DIY techniques, staging plays a crucial role in enhancing your home’s appeal. Prioritize arranging furniture to optimize space and flow, utilize natural light, and incorporate tasteful decor touches to accentuate each room’s features. But once your home is staged – don’t forget to keep it that way. Maintaining a clean, organized look ensures your house is prepped and ready for any last-minute showings, which brings us to our next point. 

6. Be Flexible with Showings

While it only takes one buyer to successfully sell your home, requiring 24 hours’ notice for a showing might cut out some quality candidates and slow down the process. That said, being flexible with potential buyers’ schedules is key. Be ready to accommodate a showing at the drop of a hat, and ensure your home is always in showroom status.

7. Ask for Feedback and Adjust as Needed

Seeking feedback from potential buyers and your realtors after showings will allow you to gauge whether your presentation, photos, and price point are working. You’ll gain helpful insights into potential buyers’ impressions of your home, including what they appreciate and areas for improvement. Just be sure to remain receptive to feedback and adjust as needed to enhance your home’s appeal. 

When it comes to selling your home, embracing proactive strategies can help you streamline the selling process and secure the most ideal price.  From captivating photography to flexible showings and receptive feedback, each step plays a crucial role in attracting buyers and creating a smoother and more rewarding selling experience overall.

Now that you are set to sell, closing is just around the corner. Ohio Real Title is here to help guide you, every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more.

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