How to help your agent sell your Brantford home
When your Brantford home is for sale, you’d like to get the highest price possible and do it in the shortest time possible. Right?
Here are 4 ways you can help:
First, give your agent a written list of what you love about the house and the neighborhood.
It could be the way the sun comes in where you enjoy your morning coffee, the shaded back deck that’s perfect for barbecue and dining on summer evenings, the space that allows for large gatherings of friends or family, or a floor plan that allows you peace and quiet to read a book while your teens play their music on high volume.
Think about the features you love, then about the benefits you’ve enjoyed from those features.
As for the neighborhood, it might be the close proximity to public transit, schools, parks, shopping, entertainment, or work. It might be the warmth or energy of the neighborhood community. It might be a combination of many things, so take time to give it some thought and list them all.
Your Brantford agent can then use this information it in the narrative that will accompany your home’s photos and details both on line and in print. You never know what feature or benefit that doesn’t show up in the standard details could be exactly what some buyer is searching for.
Next, do tell your friends and family that your home in beautiful Brantford is for sale. When you do, mention the things you love and will miss about the house. If asked why you’re selling, give a reason, but don’t make it sound urgent. You don’t want to convey the idea that you’re desperate and thus will reduce your price.
When it comes to price, do state the list price. Do NOT discuss how much you will or might come down from that price. You can discuss that with your agent, but don’t do it in a public place.
Third, if you use social media, tell your online friends that your house is for sale. Include a link to your listing and invite interested parties to contact your agent. And again, mention why you love the house and/or the neighborhood.
After that, follow your Brantford Realtor’s advice. Keep the house show-ready; allow showings at all reasonable times; take family and pets and vacate the premises during showings; and do your best to keep your emotions out of the way when negotiating over an offer.
If your Brantford house is already on the market, I wish you success.
If not, and if you’re ready, or nearly ready, to take that step, get in touch. A Sutton Team Realty Realtor will be glad to prepare a market analysis to show you what your home is worth in today’s market, and to show you the marketing plan I use to get my listings sold quickly.