These tactics can help you get that sold sign up in no time
With the real estate market continuing to rebound in the Naples area, this creates a good news, bad news situation. The good news is that inventory keeps growing, which is excellent for buyers. The bad news, then, is for sellers. With so many homes to pick from, how can a seller make his or her property stand out? By following these five tips:
Think about a pre-inspection
Wait, aren’t inspections supposed to be for buyers? Yup, and that’s the best reason to think about getting a pre-inspection. Some people may look for fixer-uppers or homes that could use a little work, but others want to move right in without having to worry about any issues. A pre-inspection can show buyers exactly what kind of shape your home is in. A big benefit for you is that it may also reveal areas that need to be fixed, which could save you a lot of time down the road. Just remember that buyers don’t have to take your word for it when it comes to your home’s condition, and they may want to set up their own inspection.
Focus on millennial buyers
It is estimated that by the end of this year, 43 percent of home buyers will be millennials, which is why sellers would be smart to focus on this group. And if your home is in the suburbs, this already gives you a leg up, as most millennials want a suburban home. But people in more urban settings shouldn’t fret; many millennials are seeking neighborhoods that allow them to walk to restaurants and other spots.
Millennials are also looking for homes that give them just enough space, which means huge homes may not be on their lists. Green features are important to this demographic as well, so if you have things like solar panels or insulated water heaters, don’t be afraid to tout them.
Keep seniors and soon-to-be seniors in mind
By 2060, there will be almost 100 million people in the U.S. age 65 or older. Why does this matter to you? Because the vast majority of seniors don’t want to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility if they don’t have to. They want to age in their own home. To appeal to this group, stressing accessibility is key. Adding universal design elements, like shower grab bars, is a good idea. A one-level home or a house with a master bedroom on the first floor may be just what older people are looking for.
Chances are good that you have one of those voice assistants in your home, such as Google Home. But what if a potential buyer uses something else? You don’t want to lose a sale just because your system isn’t compatible. Before putting your home on the market, be sure that whatever major smart home tools or devices someone has will work on your home’s system.
Give potential buyers the whole picture
Beautiful pics of your home are nice. Adding a video tour is a solid idea. But if you really want to showcase your listing (in a way that’s probably unique from any other sellers in your area), then you should consider using a drone. Not only does a drone offer a great view of your home and property, but you can also use it to highlight the landscaping or other natural elements or to give an aerial tour of the entire neighborhood.
These tips can help you gain an advantage over other sellers, and so can working with a real estate agent who is an expert on the Naples market. To put your home in good hands, get in touch with Dante DiSabato.