Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 2, 2008
If you're trying to sell a house in this incredibly tough market, you will likely need some help. Fizber.com breaks down five important steps to sell a home in the current slumping market.
"One of the most important things you can do to make a home more appealing is to declutter the rooms," says Julia Foster of Fizber.com. "Clear out as much furniture as you can. Put it in storage, give it to Goodwill Industries or have a garage sale. Hallways and doorways, in particular, need to be clear and open."
2. Stage your home.
"Most owners aren't seeing bidding wars the way they were a few years ago," says Foster. "But with the right staging, you can get close to your asking price." For those in need of help, Homestaging.fizber.com has contact information for professionals well versed in the art of making a home look appealing.
3. Take quality photos.
Homes that have one photo are passed by. Homes with dozens of photographs get noticed. "Take several photos of the kitchen," recommends Foster. "The kitchen is generally the most important photo. Before photographing the dining room, set the table."
4. Get a home inspection.
Most buyers will have one done anyway. "Do it now -- and make any needed repairs before you put the home on the market,"says Foster. Depending on where the homeowner lives, the service will probably run about $200 to $400.
5. Entice buyers with money.
Pay a percentage of buyers' closing costs. "Most buyers today that have to buy are struggling to get the down payment, to get another 3 to 6 percent for closing costs -- they don't have it. So the seller usually ends up contributing at least 3 percent," Foster said.
With home listings throughout the United States, Fizber.com strives to connect buyers and sellers more effectively. The site offers to list for-sale properties on a multiple listing service for a $349.95 flat fee, to submit property ads to a variety of property search engines for a $299.95 flat fee, and a package of both services for $499.95. Prospective homebuyers can browse property database, available at http://www.Fizber.com, at no charge.
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