Selling a home in this market can be challenging. Marketing is often the key to a successful sale.

House selling tips – The Colony Tx: The exposure you give your home for sale will make a big difference in how quickly, or even if, it sells. Having a main thoroughfare address certainly helps and sticking a sign out front will be somewhat effective. When you live on a more obscure street or don’t live on a main travel way, you’ll need to do more to get the house exposed to the general home buying public.

Many homes sold by owner are sold to people who know someone who knows someone else. Essentially, the home must be exposed to as many people as possible so spread the word using as many methods as possible.

It’s simple enough and cost effective to create a listing online, where most home buyers today go first to find listings that meet their criteria. Clean out all the clutter, remove unnecessary furniture and other items and take some great photos of every room if possible. You can usually post quite a few pictures when you make listings online, and buyers absolutely love to spend time looking at homes with plenty of visual proof that it may be what they’re looking for. It helps them to fall in love with the house before they ever see it in person. Videos are very good marketing tools as well, and can be easily made with today’s advanced smart phones and video recorders. If your house is upscale you might want to hire someone to make a short video tour of the house and the grounds. Whatever you post should be impressive.

After buyers find houses online and narrow down their choices, they may contact you to come and see the house in person. At that time you’ll want to present a terrific showing so be sure to have the house in its best condition before you even list it. That way if there is a buyer who sees your house the first day it’s listed you can show it if necessary. You won’t want to list it and then take care of the repairs and other details.

  • Put a For Sale By Owner classified ad in the local papers, put it on flyers with an attractive photo and brief description and hand them out wherever you can.
  • Keep the information with you when you go to work, school, church, the gym, and the kids’ activities. Talk about it.
  •  Let everyone know that you intend to sell your home.

Boost your marketing by using all the methods possible. Put a For Sale By Owner classified ad in the local papers, put it on flyers with an attractive photo and brief description and hand them out wherever you can. Keep the information with you when you go to work, school, church, the gym, and the kids’ activities. Talk about it. Let everyone know that you intend to sell your home. Many homes sold by owner are sold to people who know someone who knows someone else. Essentially, the home must be exposed to as many people as possible so spread the word using as many methods as possible.