Nobody wants to be forever at the mercy of homebuyers that want to drop by after work, at dinner time, or on the weekends during family time.
Homeowners considering selling their homes in the Fort Worth, Texas area also want and need to get the most amount of money possible.
So, what’s the trick to getting a home sold quickly and at the top of the market value range in the Fort Worth, Texas area?
Actually, there are several things you as a homeowner can do to speed up the process and make your home irresistible to buyers. Here are the top three.
How to Price Your Home in Fort Worth, Texas
The main reason a home sits on the market in Fort Worth, Texas and is getting little interest from buyers, is price. One of the truths in real estate is that an overpriced home take longer to sell.
Some homeowners want to “test the market,” by entering it with a house that is priced over market value. They feel they’ll get offers and can then negotiate.
It’s a HUGE mistake. Buyers’ real estate agents know, at least roughly, what each home in the market is worth. They can also run a comparative market analysis (CMA or comps) to ensure that their buyer isn’t paying too much.
The truth is, no buyer is going to pay more for a home than what it is worth. And, no lender will approve a mortgage for such a home unless the buyer brings in additional cash.
Sadly, homes that languish on the market in Fort Worth, Texas become stigmatized. Potential buyers assume there is something wrong with it and real estate agents wait for the seller to accept reality. Eventually, many of these homes end up selling for less than market value.
If you want to sell your home quickly in Fort Worth, Texas, price it right from the minute it hits the market!
Condition of Your Fort Worth, Texas Home
Dirty houses don’t sell for top dollar. Homes with deferred maintenance don’t either and both tend to sit on the market for longer than they should.
If you don’t have the time or the inclination to clean the house yourself, it is worth the money you’ll spend, to hire professionals to do it for you.
But wait – cleaning isn’t enough. Remove all the clutter from the home, store oversized furniture and consider hiring a professional stager. I recommend taking down all pictures of you and your family. This makes potential buyers feel like they are not in someone else’s house, even though they are. Here is a ballpark cost of cleaning your Fort Worth, Texas home.
Staging the home can mean the difference between getting bombarded with low offers and receiving top dollar for the home.
Marketing in Fort Worth, Texas
Marketing is my job as your real estate agent.
I will provide you with a professional-looking listing presentation and a solid marketing plan for your home in Fort Worth, Texas.
Online marketing is especially important when trying to attract today’s buyers and since you are reading this blog post online, you can be sure that my online marketing is successful!
Once your Fort Worth, Texas home is listed on the market, I will provide you with a copy of your MLS listing. This is what other agents use when determining which homes to show their buying clients.
If the description of your house isn’t hitting all the points you think it should, please let me know! You know your house more than anyone and I want to ensure the proper areas are highlithed.
My hope is that your house will sell very quickly! If however it is taking longer than expected, I will follow up with you each week to explain what my marketing has been on your house and what results I have seen. In addition, I will discuss additional strategies that we should try, in order to sell your Forth Worth, Texas home.
Homes that are priced right, clean and staged and marketed appropriately generally sell quickly and for top dollar.
Here is some helpful information to know before you move to the Fort Worth, Texas area.
Give me a call. I’d love to show you how I market homes for sale in Fort Worth, Texas and get them SOLD!