Anchorage Alaska Real Estate: Don’t Let Your Listing go Stale
by Dan Wolf
on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 9:37am.
If your home has been on the market for a month or more without too much interest, experts say it means your home is “stale.” A recent article by cnbc.com cites a Redfin report that three-quarters of homes on the market are stale. As a seller competing in the Anchorage Alaska real estate market, you can take steps to make sure your home sells within the first month of listing. In some cases, an experienced Anchorage Alaska Realtor could get several offers within days. A recent piece by cheatsheet.com recommends avoiding the common mistakes such as getting too involved in the sale or your home as opposed to relying on a professional Realtor or listing your home too high.
Keep some detachment
When selling your home, it’s difficult to completely detach because you have warm memories wrapped up in your home. People who take the DIY approach to selling their homes often say the wrong things to potential buyers or neglect to disclose pertinent information. You can seem overbearing to buyers. A reputable Realtor will handle the sale of your home in a professional manner having spent years handling Anchorage Alaska real estate transactions.
Set realistic expectations
You should expect to sell your home for the listing price as long as you haven’t over-priced your home above what other sellers have received in recent months. Although the Anchorage real estate market is always changing, it’s unlikely you’ll see a dramatic shift in just the first month. You can beat the competition during the first 30 days by listing your home at just the right price.
Improve your curb appeal
If you aren’t sure what to do in order to improve the curb appeal of your home, pretend your home belongs to someone else. Walk up to your front door, paying attention to every detail. Some of the most common ways to improve curb appeal include painting the front door and garage, putting in new sod, adding annual flowers to the beds along with mulch and cleaning the driveway and sidewalks.
If you aren’t in a hurry to sell your home, don’t worry as much about cosmetic issues. For those who do want to sell in the first 30 days, it’s imperative to paint, clean, put in modern fixtures, update appliances and pay attention to the details. According to cheatsheet.com, the best gift you can give yourself as a seller is a good Realtor who is willing to host open houses and show your home a lot. At Wolf Real Estate, we work hard for our clients who don’t want their home to go stale. For more home selling advice for competing in the Anchorage Alaska real estate market, please contact us at 248-9653 or visit us online at www.anchoragehomesearch.com.