If you’ve been waiting to sell your home, the housing market is really picking up. Now is the time to take action. But keep in mind that there is no guarantee on how fast your home will sell once you list it. Pricing and condition are still 'key'.

To improve their chances of a quick sale, you could consider some  uncommon tactics to sell your home. The key is to make your home stand out and show better or in a different way than the others on the market. Here are a few things that other sellers have tried that helped them get a quick sale. They may work for you, too.

One thing that has always drawn attention is to offer incentives to buyers. Today’s market is no exception. Some popular incentives include offering to pay some of the buyer’s closing costs, including a home warranty that protects appliances, include the appliances in the sale or pay for one year of HOA dues- or club membership.

Interesting photos of your home can improve your online marketing. Buyers get tired of seeing nearly identical photos as they look at online listings. Make yours stand out from the rest with bright floral arrangements or an unusual piece of furniture. Often times hiring  professional photographer can make ALL the difference in the world. 

Every so often I have consulted with a client and presented an offer to a buyer to get THEM interested in pursing this home. Maybe they were on the fence but we were able to sell our client's home that way in tougher markets.

These are just a few uncommon ways to attract attention to your listing. Discuss your ideas with your realtor and decide if any will be right for selling your home.

Are you considering selling your home or would like real estate advice? Contact me to set up an appointment. I’d be happy to discuss your real estate needs.

Masha Halpern, Broker, CLHMS, GRI
Keller Williams Realty

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Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is also a member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price points. Masha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visiting www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.

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