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Attract Buyers with Perks for Buying Your Home

We Buy Houses Baton Rouge LouisianaMarket your house like you would market any other product or service you might be selling.

Baton Rouge Louisiana – We Buy HousesThe selling of a house may not be much different than marketing any product or service if you really think about it. You have something to sell and you must convince someone else that they want to buy what you have. That’s the basic concept of marketing. Too many sellers don’t look at it that way. It’s possible to sell anything as long as you do what it takes to grab the interest of your target market.

The target market for your house would be the family or individual that would fit into the house’s details. The 4 bedroom 2 bath house you have for sale in a neighborhood filled with young families will be best marketed to that type buyer. By focusing on your target market you can try to figure out what would be attractive to them as an extra perk if they buy your house instead of the one down the block. Living in housing tracts is especially challenging for sellers as the houses tend to be similar with the same type back yards and the same floor plans. In that case you’ll really have to do something that stands out to the buyers.

Make Your House Stand Out From The Rest

Why do you buy the brands and types that you do when you go to the grocery store? Do you choose one brand ordinarily, but buy the other if they offer you a coupon or a chance to win something in exchange for your purchase? That’s the same attitude you should take when selling your house. Remember that the home buyer is also a consumer. They are buying the largest ticket item they will buy possibly ever in their lifetime. You’ll have to offer something special as an incentive.

Going back to the theoretical house in the family neighborhood, you can offer things that would appeal to young families that they would receive if they buy your house. Consider offering perks like tickets to local mini-golf and go-karting or a membership to the local pool for the upcoming summer months. That’s an expense that a family just purchasing a home might not be able to afford but would love to have. It might cost you a few hundred dollars, but when considered over the big picture in getting the house sold it’s a drop in the bucket. It might mean enough to the family looking for a house, though, that they choose yours and that’s a good thing.

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The Best Things You Can Do When Selling Your House

Today’s real estate market is far different from what it once was. The buyer is in control and therefore dictates what sellers must offer.

Sell Your House Fast – Kenner LA:  Any flooded market, no matter what you are trying to sell, makes it more difficult to become the successful seller when you have such vast competition. Today’s housing market certainly fits that description. There are so many more houses available for purchase than there are buyers that if you are selling a house you will have to be very creative in order to attract buyers. You’ll want to pay close attention to what buyers want in a house.

 There are so many more houses available for purchase than there are buyers that if you are selling a house you will have to be very creative in order to attract buyers. You’ll want to pay close attention to what buyers want in a house.

Several years ago, this was not a problem for sellers. There were buyers lining up to buy the houses available on the market and lots of buyers anxious to get into the real estate investment market. That meant you could hold out until someone gave you the offer you liked. Often there were several offers placed on the same house, leaving the seller with the pleasant task of deciding who to sell the house to.

Today represents the exact opposite scenario. These days it’s the buyer that has the choice and the definite advantage. If you are attempting to sell your house you must be aware of that fact and be prepared to offer what the buyer needs, within reason of course, to make the sale.

Buyers today are looking for great kitchens with modern upgraded appliances and countertops. They want home warranties, which you can buy for a few hundred dollars and it’s worth every dollar if you get your house sold because of it. They are looking for home offices and lots of access to electrical outlets to accommodate their wealth of electronic devices and the chargers that go with them. If you have an older home you might need to consider upgrading the electrical service.

  • Several years ago, this was not a problem for sellers.
  • Buyers today are looking for great kitchens with modern upgraded appliances and countertops. 
  • They are looking for home offices and lots of access to electrical outlets to accommodate their wealth of electronic devices and the chargers that go with them.

These are just a few of the things buyers want at this point in time. If you don’t have the resources or time to get these amenities into place before placing the house on the market, you might want to consider selling the house as is to a real estate investor. They buy houses in almost any condition and then use them in their portfolios of investments and to turn a profit either today or years from now. They have a different reason for buying your house than typical home buyers and therefore what they need is not the same. Call or fill out an online offer form to see what you might be offered for your house. There’s no obligation and it might just save you a great deal of time and trouble.

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Get the House Ready To Sell Today

Get the House Ready To Sell Today

Go through every room and clear out what you won’t need between now and the day you move.

We Buy Houses – New Orleans LA: The sale of your house may have to happen quickly. If you’ve taken a job in another location and have to move, or if your income situation has changed dramatically enough to warrant a move to a cheaper house you might find that you need to sell in a hurry. The sale of your house can be quicker if you are absolutely ready from day 1 of the listing.

It’s a good idea to prepare everything you think needs to be done before you launch the listing. That way from the very first person who looks at it, you’ll be ready. Sometimes people will put their house on the market just to get things going, but will have several projects that are necessary to complete before the house looks its best. This can back fire on you because if you show it to 20 people in the first 3 months and the house wasn’t quite ready, you didn’t make your best impression on those 20 people. In today’s competitive real estate market it doesn’t pay to let potential buyers go to waste.

“It’s a good idea to prepare everything you think needs to be done before you launch the listing. Be ready to put your house on a pedestal from the first day it’s on the market.”

By the time you’ve finished putting the new floor in the bedrooms and the nice, new fixtures in the bathrooms those 20 buyers may have already bought elsewhere. Be ready to put your house on a pedestal from the first day it’s on the market. Do not wait to start packing up your things that aren’t needed. Go through every room and clear out what you won’t need between now and the day you move. There’s really no point in waiting to pack that stuff up and the house will show much better without the clutter. That will clear the rooms out to the point where you can take a better look at what might need doing. You can’t see a cracked baseboard if there are piles of magazines stacked up there.

These are the things you need to know now so you can go through the house and repair the obvious before you ever show it. The best way to show your house is to wait until you have made all of the necessary cosmetic repairs and packed all unnecessary items to get ready for your move. Place those things in a rented storage unit if necessary to get them out of the way when you present the house to your potential buyers.

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Three Steps to Selling a House

Three Steps to Selling a HouseThere are three simple things you must do if you plan to sell your own house. Make a plan and follow it for best results.

Louisiana Real Estate – Metairie House Buyers: When choosing to sell your own home, you must be aware of the three things you will have to do to get a successful sale. The steps sound simple and if taken one at a time should be easy enough for you to accomplish. Each step does have its own sub-steps, though, so be aware that there will be plenty for you to do that will keep you quite busy.

Step 1) As in all worthwhile endeavors, is to plan for the sale. Create a timeline plan to help guide you through the fix-up, clean-up, spruce-up process. This should be done on both the inside and the outside of the house. The better the place looks, the more likely you are to sell it to someone who sees it as their new ‘home.’ By planning and checking off the items on your task list you are less likely to overlook something that could prove to be important to a buyer. Take a notepad or your laptop around the house, starting with the front entry, and make a list of everything you think should be tackled. List the cleaning of the living room curtains, the wiping of fingerprints from the entry door, etc. It’s less overwhelming to attack one small task at a time, then check it off the list, than to look at a whole room and shake your head, not knowing where to begin

Step 2) Make a good estimate of what the asking price will be. Know the details of your house like the number of bedrooms, baths, and the square footage so you can do comparisons around the neighborhood. You’ll compare similar that are for sale now, as well as those that actually have sold in the past couple of weeks. That will give you an idea of what the market will bear. Just because the house is worth $225k doesn’t mean buyers are willing to pay that much. If there’s one similar down the street that just sold for $195k that’s probably more realistic.

Step 3) Market the house. You’ll have to come up with both traditional and creative ways to let friends, neighbors, and other acquaintances know that the house is for sale. They can spread the word for you to speed up the process. List the house online as well, as studies show more than eight out of ten buyers today look first online to narrow down their choices.

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Selling a House That Has Flood and Drainage Problems

If your house is going on the market and has drainage problems, you’ll want to fix them before buyers come to look at the house. Nothing puts off buyers like water damage problems.

House FloodingHouse Selling Tips: The selling of any house these days can be quite a challenge. When anything negative has happened to the house it can be even more difficult. Flooding, whether from excess rain and poor drainage to broken pipes indoors, can quickly turn into a black mold problem, which is indeed a health hazard and must be dealt with.

If there is an area around your foundation that tends to pool up when it rains heavily, fix it before you put the house on the market to avoid future problems that you could be sorry you didn’t take care of sooner. Besides just black mold, as though that isn’t damaging enough, water build up can undermine the very foundation of the house.

Water erodes even the hardest of mountains, so taking pieces of your cement foundation or causing cracks is reasonable expectation. Buyers may notice the pooling and will avoid purchasing your house as there is a universal fear among buyers of flooding and water damage whether it comes from a leaking roof or from underneath the house and seeps in.

Check the gutters to see that they are clear and free from debris. Note the way the water goes as it descends the downspout. Watch where it goes from there and if it tends to lean toward the house, purchase a downspout extender. Plastic rollups are available that simply unroll themselves as water drains through them, and then roll up once the gutters quit draining.

To help channel water away from your house’s foundation, take a good look next time it rains.

  • Find out where water tends to pool. Use a can of marking spray paint or rocks to mark the places that need drainage help.
  • Dig a small trench through the pooling area and send the water off in a different direction.
  • Be sure you don’t aim it at your neighbor’s house, however. Toward the street or other natural drain area is a good idea.

You can keep the channel as a new landscape feature by filling it with decorative rock to make it look like a stream and plant water plants and flowers along the edge. Add a small bridge and you have a magical yard to enjoy until someone buys the house. If you don’t wish to create a landscape feature, just fill the trench with gravel and the water should travel along it to the desired runoff target instead of toward the house.

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