While the temperatures outside are cold, the Milwaukee-area real estate market is still hot! It's a sellers market with homes selling quickly, and for top dollar. If you are thinking about selling your home, here are some tips on how you can get multiple offers.
1. Immaculate - Homes in perfect, move-in ready condition are highly sought after. It's been my recent experience that buyers are not looking for project, but instead want the work done for them. Homes need to look like they are out of a catalog and look like no one lives there. Take the time to declutter, organize and clean!
2. Priced right - Homes that are getting multiple offers are the ones that aren't priced at top dollar. Instead they are priced right and may even be a little low. While this may seem like a risk, the strategy can work to your advantage. Buyers recognize a good value and won't mind going above asking price to buy their dream home.
3. Marketing - To sell your home, buyers need to see it! Make sure you have professional photo that will 'wow' people. Also, make sure there is an aggressive marketing plan in place. Good agents make sure there are several different ways to highlight the house. The home will be placed in multiple listing service (MLS), which will feed into additional sites like Zillow and Realtor.com. The agent will also share the property with other agents in the office, with the hope they have buyers. Open houses and social sites are additional ways to get buyers to look at your listing.
4. Be ready - While you would like to have some notice, buyers are not always considerate and may want to immediately see your home. For the first two weeks your home is on the market, be available for someone to see it. Make sure you are able to immediately accommodate a showing and that the home is clean and ready to be viewed. Buyers are fickle and may pass on seeing your home if they can't get in when they want.
If you're thinking about selling your home, give us a call at (414) 861-0387. For free and under no obligation, we will walk through your house and let you know what you need to do to get it ready.