You had your house on the market and it didn't sell. Now you are wondering How to Relist Your Snohomish County House So It Sells. There are a few things a good real estate agent can do to get your house sold, and it's not always lowering the price.
Houses that sit on the market too long can get a reputation and make buyers think somethings wrong with the house. It may not be the house, or it may be the house. You should get in touch with a local real estate agent who has a reputation for closing sales in your neighborhood, you've probably seen their listing and for sale signs as you drive to and from home. Pick up the phone and call them to ask for a meeting about your house.
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The agent will be a fresh set of eyes looking at your house, or maybe they are familiar with your house and have ideas about what to change so that it sells.
One of the things to look at is the price. The agent will do a competitive market analysis (CMA) to determine if your house is priced within the Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Marysville, or other Snohomish County market. You may need to lower the price, or not, the agent will let you know. One of the reasons to consider lowering the price is to get new buyer's to see your house. For example, if your house is listed at $255,000 it will not show up for buyer's who are searching a range of $225,000 to $250,000. By lowering the price to $250,000, these buyers who are already looking for a home will see your house appear in their search.
The new agent will also order new photos of the house. They will do this so that buyers get a fresh perspective of your house. Make sure to let in plenty of light, clean the entire house (including windows to let in more light), no dishes in the sink, and remove clutter. Most buyers are searching the internet to find a home and the photos of your house make them want to see more, or can make them pass you by. So you want your photos to shine. You also want new photos for the current season. During the Summer, buyers don't want to see photos with snow on the ground.
The real estate agent will also have a targeted marketing plan. Agents who are working in your neighborhood know who is buying right now and what they are looking for. They will be able to target the marketing to that specific buyer, getting results faster than mass marketing. When a buyer is presented with a home that meets their criteria, they will take the time to look at the home.
Some houses also need staging. Arranging furniture and putting out accessories that speak to the targeted buyer will make that buyer feel at home. And when the buyer feels at home when they walk through the front door, they will be much more likely to make an offer.
Remember, this is about selling your house. So you want to de-personalize by taking down photos and removing clutter. Don't let this upset you, your objective is to sell the house which means you will be packing everything up soon to move, so why not get started before buyers walk in? You also want to be out of the house when buyers are viewing it, you want them to feel like they are walking into their home, not yours. Allow them the time to walk through and get a feel for the house so they can imagine themselves living their.
These are just a few tips of How to Relist Your Snohomish County House So It Sells. I cover Snohomish County, Island County, and parts of Skagit County. I've lived in the area for many years and have been selling homes in the area for more than 12 years. Contact me to learn how I can create a targeted marketing plan to sell your house.
Keller Williams NWRE LLC
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