Several months ago many New Hampshire sellers took their houses off the market or let their listings expire, intending to relist in the Spring.
Spring is fast approaching.
If you are one of those sellers whose first attempt at finding a buyer was a failure, you may want to consider a different approach this time.
As Dr. Phil would say, "you need to do an autopsy of your past experience" in order to avoid the same negative outcome.
Before you list your house, take a good hard look at what you did the first time and what you need to do differently this time in order to achieve a more successful result.
Evaluate your Realtor's performance and determine whether you should relist with them or find a new Realtor. This is tricky...Sellers tend to blame poor results on the Realtor, when they are not the responsible factor. You need to be honest...did they recommend home staging and you didn't go along with it? Did they tell you your price was too high and you didn't listen? Maybe the problem wasn't the Realtor, maybe it was you not taking their professional advice.
Consider Price and Condition more seriously this time. Your price will determine which buyers will consider your house. Price is not to be determined by what you need to get or what you want to get. Price is determined by the market and your competition on the market.
Condition will determine whether buyers will make an offer. It is what sets you apart from the competition. It's what makes you memorable.
Price puts you in the pool, condition determines whether you get to swim.
Do not list until the house is 100 % Show Ready. The first two weeks is when you have your best shot at getting closest to your asking price. You want to make the best possible impression at this time.
Most buyers start their search for a new home on the Internet. It is crucial that your house has an appealing online presence. The pictures used for the MLS will determine how many calls for showings you receive.
If you intend to list your house for the Spring market, you need to start preparing it now.
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