Sellers Have You Seen the Competition You’re Up Against?

 Sellers Have You Seen the Competition You're Up Against? Sellers do you often wonder why the house down the street or around the corner sold and why your home hasn’t had so much as a ridiculous offer?

Have you ever wondered why the house for sale down the street gets so much traffic and yours doesn’t. Well if you haven’t seen your competition, then maybe you should.

Within every neighborhood there are dozens upon dozens of homes for sale. And among them, open houses are routine occurrence. As a seller you should view open houses as great opportunities to:

  1. See what advantages the competition has over your own listed property.
  2. Get ideas about sprucing up your listing so that it shows better.
  3. Learn what advantages your home has over the competition and use that information to your advantage.
  4. Listen (eavesdrop) on what other visitors like and don’t like about the open house they are current viewing.
  5. Identify ways that you can tweak your homes strengths so that they really standout during showings
  6. Pick up on ideas about attractive colors and color schemes (you might even be encourage to tweak your own color palette to make your home show better).
  7. Check out the comps curb appeal and upon returning to your own home, look at your home from the street and envision what prospects might see when they look at your house.

 Sellers Have You Seen the Competition You're Up Against? Open houses aren’t just for your own home. You should take advantage of your Sunday and Saturday afternoons to check out the competition at your local open houses.

How about on that Sunday or Saturday when your house is being shown, instead of browsing around the mall, why don’t you browse around other open houses.

Who knows, you might even have an epiphany.

Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area Real Estate

I, Charita Cadenhead, am a trusted and competent Realtor®.  By continually sharpening my skills, knowledge base and remaining dedicated to my craft, you can trust and believe that every client, without exception, gets the very best service that I have to offer (before, during and after the sale).  And that, without compromise, is my promise to you.

Whether you’re looking to buy real estate your sell your existing property, call or send me and email today, so we can discuss how I can best serve your Birmingham-Hoover Metro area real estate needs!

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Charita H. Cadenhead
(205) 527-1112 – Direct
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  1. I suggest adding a “google+” button for the blog!

    • Charita Cadenhead says:

      I totally agree about the Google+ button. I had to double check because I thought it was there and it was. It is located directly under the title of the post. I thank you for the suggestion.

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