Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2008 -
Fizber.com, a leading For Sale By Owner website, today published a new e-report titled "5 Smart Ways Designed to Sell a Home Faster and for More Money."
In a slowing market, homeowners have to put a lot more money and work into selling their homes. A few basic elements can make the difference between a quick home sale and a frustrating ordeal. The Fizber.com team offers their best tips.
Here is some of what Fiber advises to speed up a home sale:
1. Market your home on the Internet.
Fizber.com helps homeowners advertise their home for sale online, offering a choice of four online marketing packages that make it easy to get a home listed on some of the most popular web sites listings homes for sale.
"In a buyer's market, good marketing could mean the difference between sold or expired", says Julia Foster, VP of marketing Fizber.com. "Good marketing might not sell your house, but it will make the phone ring. And if buyers don't call, you won't sell."
2. Include as many home photos as possible
Buyers want graphics and photos to better understand if it is worth their investment of time in driving by the home to see if they like it enough to schedule a showing of the home. As such, the more graphics and photos you can get in the online listing, the more likely you are to get property showings.
3. Use direct mail
It's important to market a property directly to homeowners in the extended neighborhoods within your part of town via direct mail. Everybody has friends and relatives who might want to move near them.
3. Get your house staged.
Without staging, a house will probably remain on the market for many months. Staging makes a house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want to buy it. Commenting on home staging, Julia Foster said, "Staging is what you do after you've cleaned, decluttered, painted, made minor repairs; it's all about dressing the house for sale."
For those in need of professional home staging, Homestaging.fizber.com has contact information for professionals well versed in the art of making a home look appealing.
4. Get inspected.
Having an inspection (report) right on the counter during the open house shows the buyers that the seller's got nothing to hide
5. Set the right price
Homeowners are advised to price a home at the end of one of the 'standard' ranges - $149,900; $299,900; $224,900. People tend to search for homes using fixed pricing 'zones'. Simply put, someone will search with a price parameter of $250,000 - $300,000; or $325,000 - $375,000. Rarely does anyone search with a range such as $302,000-$321,000.
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. View Slidell, LA homes for sale.