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By: Jason Lom
In selling real estate, there are always things that have to be dealt with. If you don't have a good understanding of how to get a home sold, it can be quite challenging to do it successfully, especially in a buyer's market like we are having right now. Of course, having a good real estate agent on your side is helpful. In addition to that, here are some ways you can increase the chances of getting your home sold, even in today's difficult real estate environment.

Be certain your roof is in good shape before placing the home up for sale. The fact is that a damaged roof is unattractive to prospective buyers. If you've not fixed up the roof before the homes gets listed, this could cause the buyer to see your house as a 'fixer upper' and drive them to ask for a heavy discount to compensate for the damaged roof.

Once the interior is ready, go outside and look at your house. Think about how appealing the home looks from the curb. The exterior of the house must be attractive to the buyer, or they may not much care what the inside looks like. If you spot something that is going to leave a bad impression, you need to address it.

Two places that are easy to overlook when you are trying to clean out your kitchen from clutter are the junk drawer and the cabinet under the sink. Buyers tend to poke around everywhere, so make a good impression by having clutter-free cubbyholes.

Add perks and bonuses to your real estate listing. One example would be including all the appliances with the home, and even adding a one year warranty on them to give the buyer greater piece of mind. This type of incentive will increased the perceived value to the buyer. Along these same lines, evaluate what's hot with buyers, and then add what you can afford into your closing deal. Doing so will improve your chances of making the sale. Talk to your real estate broker to get this set up.

Don't set the price far above other nearby homes just for the sake of being able to bargain with the buyer, this will most likely end up being a waste of time. If the asking price of the house is far above comparable homes in your neighborhood, the majority of shoppers will probably look past it. Put a reasonable price on your house when it is listed, and stay out of problems later on.

Make sure to service the HVAC systems before listing the house. Most prospective buyers are unwilling to invest heavily in a new heater and/or air conditioning system after buying a new home. If your HVAC systems are in good repair, you stand a far greater chance of attracting a buyer.

Rapid shifts in the real estate market can prove intimidating to even the most experienced real estate agent. That said, working with a top realtor is still one of the best ways to get a leg up on the competition in a buyer's market. Work with a real estate agent with a top-notch reputation and a proven record of results, and you will have a much greater chance of getting your home sold.


Don Dowd Homes is established as one of the top Real Estate Agents Unionville PA. He succeeds as one of the top Unionville PA Realtors in large part because it's not a job to him. It's his passion. Learn more at
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