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Tips for selling your house in a buyer's market

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If you are putting up your home for sale, you know that you are facing a potential uphill battle. While the housing industry and entire U.S. economy are slowly recovering from the financial recession, it is still very much a buyer's market. Because there are so many homes available, buyers can afford to be more picky when it comes to selecting a house, wanting the greatest value for the money they are planning to spend. Potential buyers are not going to settle, so it is very important that you display your home to the public in the best way possible. By following a few simple suggestions, you will make selling your home a much easier experience.

Here are a few tips for selling a home in a buyer's market:

  • Expand your marketing: These days, your home is more likely to be found in an online listing than in any local papers. Make sure that you list your home anywhere buyers will be looking, to display your home to the widest possible audience.
  • Take great photos: The pictures of your home that accompany any listings are going to be what draw people in. Setting up your home so it looks its absolute best is crucial, as is having professional photographs taken.
  • Search the competition: In order to make upgrades that people are looking for - and to know where to set the price - you should study any homes that are for sale in your area. Search listings and go to any open houses, as having more information will only benefit you.

Individuals who want to make upgrades to their homes to sell them should schedule an appointment with John C. Flood for our Fairfax, VA contractor services.