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How Can You Sell Your Grand Rapids Home Faster and for More Money?




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As promised, we're coming back with the last two ways you can sell your home fast and for the most money possible. 

We've all heard the phrase, "a picture is worth a thousand words." It's true. In fact, a well done photograph in real estate is worth a million words. Don't let an agent come out and take pictures of your home with a smartphone (yes, that actually happens). Make sure your agent has a photographer or hire a professional photographer yourself. You need to make sure your home looks like it's straight out of a magazine. Since the first showing is on the internet, you simply cannot underestimate the value of photographs when selling your home!

Another thing that will help you sell your home fast and for more money is to think about ease of access. Homes are easier to sell when they are vacant or when the homeowner isn't present. We prefer the home to be vacant because it allows us to show the home as much as we need to and it increases the opportunities to get the home sold for more money. Our advice is to be as flexible as you possibly can with showings, as ease of access is a HUGE factor when selling!

A couple of months ago, we sold a listing for full price and in less than two weeks using our time-tested marketing strategies. Here's what a successful home sale looks like:
  1. Location played a huge role, as the home was located in Ada, where there was a high concentration of buyers and a great school district. 
  2. Pricing: We performed a detailed market analysis, which revealed a list price that would maximize opportunities for our seller. We priced it for $219,750, and it sold for just that! 
  3. Staging: Our seller took our advice and let our expert stagers come in and work their magic. In only a few weeks, they had the home looking like new.
  4. Photography: Our professional photographers really captured the essence of this home. They used wide-angle lenses to make the home look outstanding.
  5. Ease of access: The sellers left for vacation for the first week the home was on the market, giving us an entire week to get as many showings as possible at one time. It led to multiple offers, which in turn led to us selling the home for full price.

Now, that's how you get a home sold! If you have questions about our process, or would like real estate assistance of any kind, don't hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email. We would love to give you a hand!