The housing market has been a roller coaster the last couple of years, and selling a property today is very different. Homes are not flying off the shelf like two to three years ago, but you can still get great value for your home.
Hi, I’m Tanja Odzak, Our East Bay Home brokered by eXp Realty… and I sell homes in Oakland, Berkeley, and the East Bay on both sides of the Caldecott tunnel.
If you are a seller entering today’s market, here are five ways to help sell your home effectively. Price your home competitively. It is always best practice to do your homework and look at recent neighborhood listings and sold comparables for the price, days on the market, and condition. This review will help determine your competitive listing price and prevent your home from sitting on the market and becoming stale.
Want to sell faster? Consider listing at a lower price than comps in your area and price your home strategically. An old retail trick is to set a price ending in the number nine, like $499,000. This will make the home seem less expensive and create buyers’ interest and a sense of urgency.
Maximize your online presence. Today’s buyer is searching online for a home. That is why hiring an agent with top-notch digital marketing, photography, and a strong online presence is always best.
Think like a buyer. Spend extra time on the property details and highlight your home’s best features to attract potential buyers.
Clear out clutter, closets, and personal belongings. If you’re living in your home while it’s on the market, minimize the presence of yourself in the home so buyers can visualize themselves in the space. A good rule of thumb is to clear 75% of your home’s clutter and personal belongings.
If you are a homeowner that’s planning on entering the housing market, call or text me, so I can help you get the maximum return on your sale.
And if you’re thinking about selling, ask me about my tiered home selling plans where you get to pick which real estate services you want and the fee you pay… Most of the them offering my super duper digital marketing that… no one else does in our area. I’m Tanja and I sell homes. I offer simplified and transparent choices!
I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit.
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