Real Estate News About Woodbridge, Mount Vernon, and Lorton Virginia: January 2016

How To Sell Your House In Northern Virginia For The Most Money

You have a house in Northern Virginia, and you want to sell it for the most money, in the shortest time, and with the fewest hassles.  I hear you.  That's my goal every time I list a house for sale.

How To Sell Your Woodbridge House For The Most Money, In The Shortest Time, With The Fewest Hassles

You want market value for your house.  You don't want to sell it below market.  The market will reject your price if you try to sell it above market value.  So price it at market value, and you have a chance to attract multiple offers that could push your SOLD price above the market.

Pricing your house at market price will sell your house with the fewest days on market (DOM).  Buyers are learly of houses that have long DOM.  For example, a house that is priced above the market will sit, and sit, until the price comes down to market value.  However, the house is burdened with 30, 60, 90 DOM, and they buyers are suspicious.  They ask, "What's wrong with that house?".  Nothing is wrong with the house, it was just overpriced for too long, and now it's burdened with long DOM.

You want your house to sell with the fewest hassles.  Living with your house when it is for sale is far different than living with it when you are living a normal life.  Furniture and accessories are staged for the buyer's eye, clutter is packed away in storage, and everything has to be kept in model home condition every day your house is on the market.  We bring a professional stager into your house to arrange things for the buyer's eye.  The better your house looks, with a market price, and your house will sell fast and you can relax, knowing that no more buyers will be coming through at all hours of the day.

When you sell your house, there are four variables: price, terms, condition, and marketing.  You control three variables, and I control one.  You control the price, terms, and condition.  I control the marketing.

You control the price you ask for your house.  I will provide an analysis of recent sales for homes similar to yours in your area so you can see the prices for which other houses like yours have sold.  You want to price your house within the range of recent sales.  You may get the urge to price your house above the range for which other houses have sold.  I strongly urge you not to do so.  You would be setting yourself up for disappointment and long DOM.

You control the terms of your sale.  For example, would you be willing to pay closing costs for a buyer?  Would you leave your hot tub? Would you include your pool table in the sale?  Those are examples of terms that are helpful to house sales.  Terms that are not helpful are carpet credits or decorator credits.

You control the condition of your house during the sale.  You keep your house tidy, neat, and ready for the buyer's eye while your house is for sale.  Houses that show well sell faster, and for top dollar.

What do I control? I control the marketing of your house.  I take your house to the market using a wide array of media where buyers are most likely to see it, and be attracted to want to know more about your house.  Marketing your house is far more than a for sale sign in the front yard, and a listing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  Your home gets attention far and wide across electronic media because that's where the buyers are today.  Your house gets featured on lots of websites, blogs, and all across social media, not just once, but constantly.  Your house is also marketed to other Realtors who are working with buyers to fetch showings.  Constant exposure gets your house sold fast, for top dollar, and with the fewest hassles.

All of the marketing is not cheap.  It's expensive to keep the marketing machine running.  I work on a contingency basis.  You don't pay me a dime up front.  I get paid only if I bring a buyer who buys your house to you.

So, when you and I work together as a team to sell your house, you control the price, terms, and condition.  I control the marketing.  Our goal is to sell your house for the most money, in the shortest time, with the fewest hassles.

Do you want an estimate of the value of your house?  Click here now to find out what your house is worth in today's market.

Are you ready to chat about the value of your house in today's market?  Call me, Erick Blackwelder, at 703-677-1120 to visit about your house, and what you could expect in today's market.

Do you want to see other homes for sale right now?  Click here now.

Together we can get the most money, in the shortest time, and with the fewest hassles.

Erick Blackwelder

703-677-1120

www.LivingInNorthernVA.com

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