Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2008
With the children going back to school and holiday season fast approaching, it is not surprising that looking for a buyer a property will be so much more challenging. But there are some changes home sellers can use to make their home show better in the fall than those that make no effort to change their strategy. Consider the following seasonal-selling strategies from a FSBO search engine Fizber.com to sell a home in early fall:
1. Be Festive
With the fall colors making everything look warm, homeowners can immediately improve how their home looks by adding some festive decorations. These decors will give a home a warmer atmosphere and would certainly delight potential buyers.
2. Market on the Internet
The Internet has added a non-seasonal dimension to the home-buying mindset. Online property listings, accompanied by a wealth of property photos, can speed along the decision-making process well before a prospective home buyer hits town, Julia Foster says. "It is literally open house, 24-7, on the Web."
3. Price it Right
A home priced unreasonably high can be hard to sell in any season, particularly in a buyer's market. Industry stats show homes with price tags 5 percent above market value have a 10 times greater chance of selling than those priced 15 percent above market. It all comes down to price, says Foster. "If you are expecting to get a sale in September, you need to have it priced accurately, and realistically. Then you have a decent chance of getting it away."
In most areas, May, June, July and August are considered the high-volume closing months, with about 40 percent of all homes selling during that four-month period. However, in early fall home sellers can also get some motivated buyers and face less competition.
Fizber.com is a for-sale-by-owner website listing about 2 million homes for sale. Listings are available for homes all over the United States. Fizber's online platform enables home buyers to benefit from the convenience and efficiency of online technologies. The site also 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.