Attracting Buyers

Attracting Buyers

If you’re looking for ways to attract buyers, consider offering a warranty for the first year after the sale. The assurance that they won’t face major repair bills right away may make some buyers more comfortable with your asking price.
Attracting Buyers

Assess The Market

Before putting your house on the market, attend a few open houses at similar properties in your area. That will give you a firsthand basis for comparing your home with competing properties. It’s also a good way to take the pulse of the local market and to spot...
Attracting Buyers

Listing Agent Interviews

If you are planning to sell a home and are interviewing listing agents, ask if they have any near-term vacation plans – and then ask about back-up support in their absence. Everyone is entitled to time off, but you want to make sure your home sale doesn’t...
Attracting Buyers

Improvement Records

Beginning on the day that you complete the purchase of a home, keep track of everything you spend on major improvements. You will need to document those expenditures, which increase your home’s “basis” (and thus reduce your net “gain”)...
Attracting Buyers

Broker Feedback

If your home isn’t selling, ask your listing agent to get feedback from brokers who have shown the house. Also, consider hosting a open house for broker’s only. This gives you an opportunity to promote the property and get ideas on how to improve sale...
Attracting Buyers

Renovation Value

Renovating your home can increase its resale value. But don’t expect a dollar-for-dollar return. Some upgrades (an extra bathroom, for example) pay off; some (like swimming pools) don’t pay off at all. If you want fine marble in the foyer, spend away. But...