Category: Home Showings

  • When it's time to show your home, it's understandable to want to make sure  your property is only being toured by buyers who are ready and able to put in an offer. Otherwise, showing your home can feel like a big hassle and a waste of time. But how can you know? If you list with HomeBay, we can include an MLS note that states showings are only allowed for buyers who have a preapproval letter [https://www.homebay.com/tips/prequalified-vs-preapproved-whats-the-difference/] from a bank or proof o

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  • Tips for a successful home showing

    By Home Bay

    Posted on July 20th, 2016

    Wondering what it takes to pull off a successful home showing? Learning how to prepare, what to expect and what buyers want will give you the confidence you need to do just that. Before the showing * Focus on curb appeal When buyers pull up to your home, they form an opinion of your property. Make sure you've cleaned up your driveway and walkways, mowed any grass, trimmed any overgrown plants, etc. * Clean your home Remove clutter, store any items you're not using and make

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  • If you haven't gotten as many showing requests as you would like [https://www.homebay.com/resources/home-seller-expectations-first-30-days/], don't worry! There are effective strategies you can put in place to get more buyers interested in your listing. Read on to learn about four things you can do to increase showings. 1. Overhaul Your Photos: If you didn't get professional listing photos, you should. Almost all buyers today begin the home search online and photos and price are their

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  • They say it's not what you know but who you know that matters. This statement can apply to virtually anything in life, and it's particularly true when it comes to business deals. And in the business of real estate, paying careful attention to who you know (and how you treat them) can be a game changer. As a seller, at the end of the day, keeping track of potential buyers might end up meaning you can sell your home faster. Because building a relationship with a buyer who's on the search for th

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  • Get advice from industry expert, Zillow CEO Spencer Raskoff, on how to analyze your list price, how to determine when to change your price and how to maximize the impact of price changes. Spencer Raskoff, the CEO of Zillow, wrote a book called Zillow Talk. In the book, he devotes an entire chapter to analyzing pricing. He cites that the biggest mistake home sellers make is leaving room to negotiate. He writes that you should not price your home above the fair market value. Here's an excerpt:

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  • Congratulations on listing your home! It's great to take a huge first step, but now what should you expect? How can you tell if your listing is doing well or if you need to make changes? Read on to find out! * In most parts of California, Florida and other states at most price points: If you are priced correctly, you should expect to get 5-15 showing requests within the first 30 days after listing your home on the MLS [https://www.homebay.com/resources/how-quickly-does-homebay-get-m

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  • Your house has been listed for a few weeks now and your showing requests are starting to slow down. Why is that happening? Is it something you did? And most importantly, what can you do to help generate more interest? Let's take a look. First, don't be alarmed. It's natural for showing activity and offers to drop dramatically after your home has been on the market for 30 days. But why? At any given time, at any price point in any neighborhood, there are a limited number of "real buyers", meani

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