The Difference Between Listing and Selling

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    Selling New Orleans Homes

    We often hear from people who tried selling New Orleans homes on their own. Or with their sister’s best friend’s cousin who got their real estate license last Tuesday. Or with the agent who knocked on their door, cold called their phone, or had an ad in the church bulletin. The story is always the same – it didn’t get sold.

    What needs to happen when a home is listed and doesn’t sell? 

    That all depends on why we think it didn’t sell. Generally, it comes down to just a few things.

    Marketing

    If the marketing photos of your home weren’t good, then you lost out on your first chance to grab the attention of a buyer who is scrolling through house after house after house, searching for the ones that make them stop and want to see more. In that case, we’ll schedule a professional photographer to come in and take pictures that make buyers say “wow!”.

    READ ALSO: Getting ready for your photo shoot

    Pricing

    The market is undergoing a subtle shift right now. Some price ranges are staying on the market just a smidge longer. Some neighborhoods have an abundance of inventory, while others have a shortage. It’s our job to make sure that you’re priced right for today’s market, not the market of 6 months ago. It’s also our job to keep you up to date when/if other homes enter the market or are sold in your area. Staying on top of shifts is the only way to ensure you get the best price and terms today.

    READ ALSO: The perils of overpricing

    Condition

    You are completely in control of the condition of your property. Is there deferred maintenance? Peeling paint? Saggy gutters? Overgrown landscaping? In a hot seller’s market, buyers might be willing to overlook some of these items. In a more balanced market, they have choices. We’ll give you tips on quick, easy, and inexpensive things to do to improve your curb appeal and interior.

    READ ALSO:  Property condition and FHA loans

     

    Need to get your home relisted? We’re here to help. Call 504-327-5303 today. 

     

     

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