As a real estate professional I like to sit down with future clients and spend some time educating them on the local market. I share what has sold in the area that is similar to their home. I ask what they feel their home is valued at and then I show them some homes in that price range that have recently sold. If we can agree that their home will likely sell for $_______ and the home owner is willing to list their home for $_________ then likely their home will sell quickly and they can begin searching for their new home.
The bottom line when listing your home is to know what it likely will sell for. If you are over the market your home will sit and while you may get people in to look at your home, they likely will want to get the most for their dollar and will choose the home down the block that is just a bit more reasonable.
So what other problems might be keeping those offers from coming in? Do you quickly approve showings? You want to have your home available for showings day or evening and be as accommodating as possible so that potential buyers can see your home on their schedule.
Remove as many personal items as possible and tidy up as much as possible. Be prepared to leave in about a 30 minute notice and you will never have to be concerned about a showing.
When that offer does come in make sure you have decided before hand what offer you will likely accept and which offer you would reject. If you are looking to buy or sell you want to work with an agent that is on your team working for you. If you are looking for a professional to walk you through the process please give me a call. Kim Woehl- Keller Williams Premier Realty 651-214-1459