When listing your Irvine home or Irvine condo for sale, the name of the game is getting into escrow as soon as possible. The key to making this happen is attracting as many potential buyers as possible from day one. The first couple of weeks are when you will get the highest amount of foot traffic through your home, and you need to do all you can to increase the number of eyes seeing your Irvine home for sale. In order to develop a steady stream of buyers looking at your home, here are a couple of things to consider:
1. The price must be right
As the Irvine housing market has improved over the past couple of years, sellers have gotten a little more aggressive with their listed sales prices. As a seller, of course you want to try to get as much as you possibly can out of your sale…however, this does not mean that you should get overly greedy with your starting list price. It is okay to list above the current market, but doing so in an exorbitant manner is the quickest way to little foot traffic and a longer time on the market. There is simply too much sales information on the Internet these days for potential buyers to not know what current comparable homes are selling for in your neighborhood. Home sales have been down in 2014 when compared to the previous couple of years, and one of the problems is that sellers are pricing buyers out of the marketplace. Be realistic with what your Irvine home is worth and price it accordingly.
2. Attractive pictures
Now is not the time to pull out your Canon PowerShot and snap a few pictures of your home for the listing and marketing materials. You and your Irvine real estate agent need to make your home look like a million bucks, so let a photographer who gets paid to make everything look amazing be the one shooting pictures of your Irvine home. If the pictures don’t do a good job of conveying the beauty of your home, many buyers will not waste their time coming in for a closer look.
3. Hire someone to help you sell
The thought of paying proceeds from your home sale to an Irvine Realtor can be troubling, but going at this alone closes off a lot of potential marketing opportunities for you. Allow an agent to sell the home for you by utilizing all of the resources at their disposal – the MLS, their business and personal networks, and their overall knowledge of the Irvine real estate market. Find an expert in the Irvine market and watch how quickly they sell your home – you will quickly understand that the commission you pay out is money well spent.