helping you through the house-selling process

Selling real estate can be just as much work as buying. There are so many things to worry about as you prepare your home to list on the market. Then you have to worry about the real estate agent you will hire to help you get the house sold. After that, you have to worry about who will be coming in to tour your home throughout the week. Will you hold an open house? Do you take the first reasonable offer you are presented with? Our blog was designed to assist you through the selling process a little bit easier.

Four Ways To Improve Upon Your Home Listing


Before you decide to actively list your home, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your property is appropriately represented. The better your listing is, the more likely you will be to attract prospective buyers. This is especially true in real estate markets that are extremely competitive. 

1. Take Professional Photographs

A professional photographer and home staging company will be able to make your home look move-in ready to prospective buyers. Professional photographs matter a great deal when buyers are scanning the properties that are available. MLS listings usually have fairly short descriptions; most of the information is gleaned through the pictures. 

2. Get the Specifics About Your Property

Anything that differentiates your property from the others within your neighborhood should be listed. Though your real estate agent will look for benefits to your property on their own, there are certain things that they might not be aware of -- such as the date that you last upgraded your HVAC system or when you had a pool installed. Every little detail you add about your property may be something that is important to a future home buyer. 

3. Don't Just Rely on the MLS

Your real estate agent will be able to post your home on the MLS, which every real estate agent uses. This is incredibly important, but it's not the only place that you can list your property. You should also consider listing your property on online classifieds sites and local real estate magazines. Buyers may see these listings directly and inquire with their real estate agent about your property. The more listings you have available, the better. Many modern real estate agents also maintain their own listing websites and you can also check out websites like for more info.

4. Commit to Your Sale

Listing a home is a fairly intensive process; not only will you need to schedule viewings as needed, but you'll also have to host open houses. Because of this, you shouldn't actually prepare a listing of your home until you're ready to actively show your house. Otherwise, you may find yourself unable to schedule viewings when requested, and these buyers may hesitate to call again when you re-list your property later. 

Your real estate agent can help you with additional ways to improve your real estate listing and encourage your home's sale. The more information you can give your real estate agent, however, the easier it will be for them to help you. 


25 April 2016