Has the Thought of Selling Your Home Scared You to Death?

Selling your home can be a daunting task. Add to that increased market competition and buyer leveraging power and sometimes the thought of selling your home can leave you feeling lost and sometimes even scared. Never fear, Paige Slyman of Slyman Real Estate’s metro Atlanta branch is here to guide you through the maze of cluttered confusion to the bright beacon of light…Also known as “Sold.”

For over 2 decades, Paige Slyman has been guiding and advising clients on ways they can stand out among the competition. The below information is a continuation of previous blogs we have written regarding advice that home sellers can implement to increase their chances of selling their homes.

In this blog we want to focus on three key aspects that anyone selling their home during the fall and holiday season should incorporate in their selling strategy.

Stay Away from Decorations

Having a minimalist approach to decoration allows for potential home buyers to envision your house as their new home. Paige Slyman recommends keeping your home un-decorated when your home is on the market. Over decorating is simply too personal and interferes with the buyer’s ability to imagine them living in your home. If you must decorate for the holidays, it is advisable to keep it to a minimum.  This advice goes hand in hand with the notion that it is best to unclutter your home with religious items or other “collection” items that the potential buyer might not relate to on a personal level.

A Clutter Free Home is a Sold Home

Keeping your home totally uncluttered is very important.  With competition in the metro Atlanta real estate market becoming fiercer than ever, it is completely necessary to keep your home immaculate.  This goes for both the inside and outside of the home. With the autumn season upon us, anyone selling a home must keep up with the falling leaves and keep them out of your yard. An uncluttered home (both inside and out) is more likely to be sold than a home that is not as well maintained.

Shining Bright equals Quickly Sold

As the fall days slip into winter and the days get shorter, Paige Slyman suggests investing in the brightest exterior light bulbs possible. This allows your home to shine bright and seem available to potential home buyers when the sun sets. On a complete side note, it is recommended that you pull up your real estate sign only on Halloween night as sometimes kids like to steal them or damage them for fun.

In closing, selling a home is much more than simply putting a “for sign” in the front yard. Strategy and anticipating buyer needs and wants are imperative to ensure a successful and quick selling process. Paige Slyman is an expert in counseling clients in ways they can improve their current selling strategy.  Be sure to read previous and future blogs to get other ideas on ways you can improve your chances of selling your home. Paige Slyman is also available for an initial consultation by contacting him at the info below.

Give us a call at 770.405.0100 x 2 or email us at paige@paigeslyman.com.

Fall into good home selling practices: Autumn best selling tricks of the trade

The summer real estate season is a distant memory and autumn is officially here. If you keep up with our blogs, you may recall that we have mentioned that statistically, more homes are sold in the spring and summer time than any other seasons. However, that does not mean that you should get down if your home is still on the market. After all, you have a lot of things on your side: historically low interest rates; motivated buyers that are actively searching and you have counsel and real estate representation from knowledgeable real estate professional, Paige Slyman.

As we begin the full transition into another season, we feel it is very important to discuss one extremely crucial real estate selling tactic re-evaluation. If your home has gone through the entire real estate season without being sold, it is imperative that you take an honest look why it has not been a viable contender in the hyper competitive metro Atlanta real estate market.

While statically spring and summer are the busiest real estate selling seasons, many of the same reasons buyers are interested in real estate in those months still exist throughout the year. A savvy real estate seller will evaluate the reasons why their target market might want to buy or not buy during a particular time and strategize accordingly. For example, if you have a perfect home for a family of five in a great neighborhood, your target market might be a young family with school aged kids. It might make logical sense that your target market would prefer to move in the summer time when the kids are not in school. Your strategic approach could be to include extra emphasis on the amazing school district that your home is in. In doing so, it might compel the young parents to “jump” at the chance to buy a home in such a wonderful school district, even if it is while their kids are currently enrolled in school. The moral of the story is this: take what you have and work with it. Play up the amazing things about your home and neighborhood.

Paige Slyman is an industry expert in counseling clients on unique ways to sell your home. If you are in need of selling strategies for your home, you can also review past blogs where we have gone into great detail on various approaches that have been tried and true tricks of the trade for both Paige and his clients. Fall into great real estate practices, and you will definitely increase your chances of selling your home this autumn.

Give us a call at 770.405.0100 x 2 or email us at paige@paigeslyman.com.

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