Huntsville is the most populated city in Alabama, so selling your home can be a breeze with people coming to the area or relocating within the city. There are growing families looking to upgrade and empty nesters who want a comfortable downsize. Consider who would be interested in your home and use strategic marketing to appeal to that demographic.
The process of selling your home does not need to be long, and with the right tactics, you can find your buyer quickly. You can speed up the process of selling your home by generating buzz for your property through multi-faceted marketing and simple staging techniques. This guide has general tips applicable to any Huntsville property, from luxury condominiums to modest single-family homes.
Increase your curb appeal
You can take several steps to get more people interested in your property, starting with the exterior of your home. Pressure washing the outside of the house and applying a fresh coat of paint can increase the value of your home and convince a potential buyer to make the purchase. This would be an ideal time to plant flowers and keep your lawn manicured. Taking these steps to revitalize the exterior of your home can attract more people looking for homes as they drive through the neighborhood or peruse online advertisements.
If you are selling your condominium, then landscaping and maintenance are probably not your responsibility, but if you have a balcony, then make sure this area is geared toward comfort. You should take advantage of any outdoor space and consider putting in a seating area that can help showcase how the space could be used. Any area of the home that is not being used to its full potential should be examined and repurposed so that buyers can see everything that the house has to offer.
Staging your home
Advertising through professional photography and open houses is essential in selling your home. You may have a gorgeous home, but pictures of cluttered living rooms with bad lighting can deter potential home buyers. Your first step should be to declutter and take down personal effects. This helps home buyers envision themselves in the space. It is vital to expose any natural sunlight and open up curtains in your home before any photos are taken.
You will also want to have your home professionally deep-cleaned so that the whole place, appliances included, is squeaky clean. It can be profitable to invest in areas of your home before putting it on the market; upgrading your kitchen can help potential buyers go from interested to in love with your property. Taking these additional steps to ensure your home is ready to be toured and photographed will attract more buyers and lead to more offers.
Know your buyer
You should consider what kind of buyers would be interested in your home and cater to that audience. Someone selling their luxury condominium could market to young couples and single people by keeping the decor contemporary and minimal. Multibedroom homes should maximize bedrooms and shared spaces. Even if one of the bedrooms has been repurposed into a craft room or home office, your goal should be to show the versatility of the space and how your home can work for someone else’s family or plans. The dining room and kitchen can be a hub for activity in big families, and your furniture should take advantage of the space. Understanding what kind of buyers would be interested in your home can focus marketing efforts and quickly lead to multiple offers.
Host an open house
When your home is decluttered and professionally staged, your real estate team might consider holding an open house. An open house attracts buyers in two ways. Your agent will advertise the home within their network, bringing in serious buyers, and there will be natural foot traffic during the open house with visible signage from the road. Keeping the home clean and available for events like this will bring in those ready to buy and committed to searching for a home in the Huntsville area. This tactic brings in a variety of potential buyers, and a tastefully staged home can lead to a bidding war.
Selling your home is already a disruption to your day-to-day routine, but with representation, you can continue to focus on work and moving to your new home while your agent focuses on hosting the open house and reporting offers. An open house can be the catalyst for getting multiple offers on your home, as other agents in the area bring in their clients looking to make a purchase.
Hire an experienced agent
Working with someone who knows how to market real estate is essential. Hiring a connected agent can skyrocket the number of offers you receive. The home you and your family may have outgrown might be someone else’s dream home, so it is important to advertise to as many people as possible. The right agent will understand that promoting your property well and widely is key to getting multiple offers. While some agents let the for sale sign do all the work, others are proactive and find the right buyer for your home. Advertising and awareness play a significant role in getting multiple offers, and an experienced real estate agent has the network and resources to make that happen.
If you are looking for expert Huntsville real estate agents, reach out to InTown Partners Real Estate Group
to start the process. This group is at the forefront of luxury real estate in North Alabama and continues to guide clients through buying and selling property successfully. If you are looking for homes for sale in Hampton Cove or for townhomes in Madison, InTown Partners can help you sell and buy property in Alabama. Nicole Hartenbach
is a top Huntsville real estate agent and has been a strong negotiator for her clients. Reach out today.