Selling a property is a massive undertaking, to say the least. If you are planning to sell your home, this blog post will reveal some of the things you should do beforehand. So, let’s get right to it…
Use the local community to sell your home quickly
Word of mouth is a powerful tool. Yes, you need to use mainstream media channels when marketing your home. But, sometimes your neighbours and co-workers can be the very people that help you to sell your property quickly. Don’t pass up on this opportunity.
There is only one place to begin and that is with your place of work! Needless to say, you should definitely advertise your property at work. Staff bulletin boards and staff newsletters are a great way for you to showcase adverts. Simply telling a few co-workers and asking them to spread the word could do the trick!
Don’t only take advantage of your place of work, what about where your children go to school? Surely they get a weekly newsletter or something similar? It is worth asking the school if they would mind putting something about your home being for sale in the next one?
Aside from this, local supermarkets, churches and meeting houses are other great places for you to place flyers and alike. Most churches have a bulletin board where people can advertise anything of interest. You should only really advertise here if you are a regular churchgoer. Supermarkets are a great option, especially as most of them tend to allow you to place an advert there for free for a month.
Once you have sold your home, if you are looking for more opportunities, this website is a great resource.
Stage an open house
Staging an open house is important, and we have one unique strategy: joining forces with the enemy. You probably haven’t considered joining forces with your competition! Why would you? You are both competing for the same end goal! However, joining hands with the enemy can actually help you to sell your home!
A joint open house is an excellent way of attracting a wealth of attention and ensuring loads of people view your home. You may have considered hosting your own open house. This is a tactic many homeowners use! But, if you join forces with your competition you can double the impact!
How? Well, if buyers know that there are several properties to view they are more likely to make the effort to come to the open house. They know there is a good chance of them viewing something they like and they can compare the properties against one and other. It is extremely convenient. Don’t let the comparative aspect worry you. Instead, use it to spur you on! Make sure your home is better than the competition.
Another great thing about a joint open house is that you get to take advantage of the other buyer’s marketing and contacts. Whoever they get to come to the open house will also view your home as well.