4 Fall Home Selling Fails
Schools in, Labor Day is over, and autumn and the holidays are approaching but that does not mean the world of real estate comes to a standstill. You may need to get your home sold during the fall but now selling in the fall is a strange beast. Here are 4 home selling missteps you should not be caught making as we transition from summer to fall.
Fail #1: Confusing a Lack of Foot Traffic with a Lack of Interest
As the days get shorter and there is more holiday hoopla, you may notice that there are less and less visitors to your home. Do not take this personal! If you have made your home a beauty queen (like I mentioned is this previous post), then you can still generate buzz about your abode. One way is to ask your Agent+ to feature high-quality virtual showings with such technologies as Matterport (which provides a similar 3-D experience as Google Street View except it is inside a real estate property). Matterport allows interested homebuyers to get a realistic feel for your house by walking around corners, looking at floors and ceilings, and the like from the comfort of their own home. That is a win-win!
Fail #2: Planning Open Houses During Game Time
Bonus: Your Agent+ can follow up with all open house attendees with a specific game-related message through apps such as AM Open House (agents check the review video below) so that your home stands out in their memory among the sea of others.
Fail #3: Using Dreary, Desolate Landscaping Photos
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Also, you can help buyers imagine the potential of your spring and summer landscaping with apps like iScape.
Fail #4: Allowing Unannounced Strangers to Pop-by in the Dark for Showings
You may rightfully so be spooked by strangers stopping by in the dark. Yes, it may get dark as early as 6 pm so that is not too late for a showing. However, we live in a day and age that uninvited guests are a safety no-no. This is especially true if you still live in the home or have valuable items in the home - safety must be your number one concern and priority over getting foot-traffic. Make time to coordinate with your Agent+ to offer official, planned showings. Better yet, use scheduling apps and sites like TourSimply.com to be able to schedule and move showings with just a few clicks.
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