Why is it that whenever someone wants to sell a house or property, they call a real-estate agent? It is because, as experts of their industry, they know things that the average homeowner would not know. Here are some real-estate tips and tricks used by agents to sell homes:
The cat is out of the bag when it comes to staging homes. Everyone knows that empty homes don’t sell and that staging a home correctly is a good way to increase the chances of a sale. However, there is more to it than simply making the house look and smell cozy. For example, it is better to use shorter furniture in the summer as the spaces feel larger and feel like a better fit for the buyer. Now background music is also part of staging to make the house feel cozier.
Another secret used by real-estate agents is to present a healthy lawn. Apparently, buyers love to see healthy and well-maintained lawns. This is so effective that some agents have lawns maintained several times a week when showing a home. This is also seasonal since it won’t be a factor during winter.
As in any industry, there are times when it is not productive to advertise or sell. These black holes are right before or after holiday weekends etc. Basically, avoid selling anytime you would expect people to go out of town or be getting ready for a sporting event.