Often, sellers want to know how long it will take before their home sells. It’s hard to define an average number of showings necessary to get a home sold.
Since every home is different and many real estate agents take different approaches to selling homes, there are too many variables to really come up with a true average for showings and open houses.
According to Movoto.com, a home for sale in Jacksonville, Florida will spend about 65 days on the market before it sells. Over the past year, this number has been as high as 82 days and as low as 57 days.
There are some things you and your agent can do to ensure your home sells faster. Here are a few ways you can make sure your home sells faster than the average home.
Set the Correct List Price
One of the biggest factors affecting how fast a home sells is the list price. If the list price is set too high, it will be hard to find interested buyers. However, the same is true if the list price is set too low. With a low list price, buyers will wonder what is wrong with the home.
The right real estate agent will know how to set the right list price. When the price is set just right, it will not only attract buyers, but also communicate the quality of the property. With the right list price, your home will have a better chance of selling faster.
Curb Appeal Sells
Another huge step involved with selling a home faster is creating curb appeal. It may not seem all that important, but the first impression sets the tone for any showing or open house. Painting the front door, planting flowers, adding sod to the lawn or just replacing the mailbox could make a huge difference in how fast your home sells.
Declutter and Depersonalize
Decluttering the inside of your home will help potential buyers see the space better. This is one of the most popular tips any professional stager will give you. Get rid of anything unnecessary.
Depersonalizing will go a long way to getting your home sold, as well. Taking down family pictures, packing up your collection of knick knacks and storing any other personal items will help buyers see the home as a blank slate.
Use a Professional Stager
Staging provides the ability to make the home look appealing to buyers. When you hire a professional to stage your home, they will use their expertise to ensure it looks the best it possibly can. This will go a long way at open houses and showings.
Choose an Agent with a Great Track Record
Not every real estate agent will be fully motivated to sell your home. Some simply don’t have the work ethic, while others don’t have the marketing plan.
An agent with a solid track record understands the local market and provides the best tools for marketing your home. They are motivated to get your home sold as fast as possible without compromising on the price.
Understanding the average number of showings or open houses needed to sell your home may seem important. However, it’s more important to understand the things you and your real estate agent can do to ensure you sell your home faster.
Use these tips and the advice of your Jacksonville real estate agent and your home may just sell faster than the average home in the area.
Originally posted 2015-11-05 14:03:44.