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Tips for Selling Your Home in a Buyer's Market

Listing your home for sale may seem like a daunting action, especially when it's a buyer's market. While this could mean your house gets snatched up quickly by prospective buyers, there are a number of tips that can help sell your property in less time.


Listing your home for sale may seem like a daunting action, especially when it's a buyer's market. While this could mean your house gets snatched up quickly by prospective buyers, there are a number of tips that can help sell your property in less time.

In a buyer's market, pricing your home competitively without taking a loss may be challenging. A real estate professional will be able to keep you up-to-date on current housing market trends and determine a fair price in comparison to other homes listed for sale in the area. Getting your home inspected can also help you come up with a fair asking price, and is useful when negotiating with buyers and their agents. A lower asking price will help draw attention to your home, but there are other ways to entice prospective buyers.

In a sea of properties for sale, offering incentives may make your house more appealing than others. Some real estate agents have gotten creative with incentives, such as offering cruises, cars and other luxury items, however, many buyers may be pleased with an offer to help cover closing costs or make renovations to certain details of the home, such as replacing dated flooring or painting walls.

First-time buyers will likely be most interested in incentives that offer to help with upfront costs, as they generally will need to work harder to come up with a down payment than current homeowners.

Being flexible may be difficult if you have yet to find another home, but giving potential buyers some freedom to choose a move-in date can win them over.

There are also a number of decorating tips to follow when showing your home. Inside, be sure to highlight natural light by opening blinds and curtains, while replacing dull lightbulbs in darker rooms throughout your house. If you have already relocated to your new home, you won't have to worry about having too many personal items scattered about, but be sure to stage it with furniture to allow buyers to envision the home furnished.

You must also pay attention to the exterior of your home when the market is competitive by improving its curb appeal. This could be as simple as a fresh coat of paint and a freshly mowed lawn or as intricate as the addition of a seasonal garden and light decor.

For consumers interested in new homes for sale in Florida, it's important they know how to move through the process. GL Homes can help consumers know what the latest trends are for homes in Florida so they know exactly what they want in their new home.