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How Listing Your House In Alaska Real Estate Can Workthe 2nd Time
- Compare prices of comparable homes that have sold in your neighborhood, and use those as the benchmarks. If your area listing was priced to allow 10-20% for negotiating room, that’s the likely culprit. Consider listing your Real Estate Anchorage house at 1% to 5% below your competitors—it’s a proven way to get more feet through your entryway.
- A well thought-out marketing strategy with multiple advertising channels can be a necessity in a competitive area. Discuss taking advantage of social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube with your Anchorage Real Estate agent. Is there a way you as a homeowner can help? Consider holding mid-week open houses in the evening hours so visitors can drop by on their way home from work. Being extra flexible and accommodating can make the difference in getting qualified buyers through the door.
- If you are listing your house in Real Estate Anchorage for a second time, you will want to make any deferred repair and cosmetic décor change you may have put off the first time ‘round. The vast majority of today’s area buyers are looking for a home that’s 100% “move-in ready.”
- Patience is never more critical than when negotiating a price for your home. Refuse to be put off by offers that are lower then what you were expecting. You don’t need to accept such offers—but rather than just rejecting them, consider offering incentives (such as paying the buyer’s closing costs, or a point on the mortgage) when the price difference is too great. Other ideas: offer to pick up moving expenses, or include excluded appliances in the bargain.
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