Making Your Suffolk County NY Home More Appealing to Buyers

How do you make your Suffolk County NY home stand out among the many other homes your prospective buyers may see before making an offer? Homeowners are still struggling to sell their homes, even with the real estate market improving. Use these tips to help your Suffolk County NY home be more appealing to those who may be looking to purchase in this highly competitive market.

Ways to Make Your Suffolk County NY Home Stand Out From the Crowd

Making your home more appealing to buyersRenovate
If your home isn't catching the eyes of buyers, it might need some work. A high-priced kitchen remodel to entice buyers probably isn't a great idea, but replacing damaged base boards, worn carpet and dead shrubbery are essential renovations in today's real estate market. These types of renovations don't have to break your budget, and can be low dollar items that return a higher dollar sale.

Make a Video
Before listing your Suffolk County NY home, make a detailed video that shows the interior and exterior of your home. Include closets, areas behind doors, the fence and all of the other less visible features. Then, view your video and think like a buyer. What do you see that might cause you to lose interest if you weren't the owner of the home? Show the video to friends and family, and ask them to give you their candid opinions and comments. The smallest details are sometimes the difference between a buyer making an offer or moving on to the next home for sale.

Weekday Open House
Weekends are full of open houses. Not only are there more weekend open houses than there are prospective buyers, an increasing number of people work on the weekends to make some extra money. A weekday open house cuts down on the competition, and an evening time may allow parents to view your home after work when their kids are at a sports practice or other activity.

Be Pro-Active
Even if your real estate agent is advertising your Suffolk County NY home and working hard, two people marketing your home is better than one. Put your home on your Facebook page, Craigslist, Twitter and other social media sites. Post flyers on company-approved bulletin boards and talk to local family and friends. Most people would rather buy from somebody they know and trust. You'll still have to pay your real estate agent a commission, but if you're desperate to sell, take an active role in the marketing process.

Lower the Price
If your Suffolk County NY home isn't generating any interest or getting any offers, it's probably time to lower your asking price. Real estate agents will help you to set your initial price based on comparable homes in your market, but in the end, their analysis is just an educated guess. Always keep the price higher than the lowest price you're willing to accept. This allows for room to negotiate.

Selling a Suffolk County NY home is still difficult. It will take meticulous attention to detail and a strategy to make it stand out from the many other homes that prospective buyers will see before making their choices. Call us or contact us here for more information on selling your Suffolk County NY home. We have more tips to help you sell your home at our site. Just click the link to Suffolk County NY Home Selling Tips to the right under Categories.

Suffolk County is one of 62 counties in New York. The county is in the New York metro area. We can help you find real estate in any of these areas of Suffolk County: Babylon, Bellport, Centereach, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Greenlawn, Half Hollow Hills, Hauppague, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Islandia, Islip, Lake Grove, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Melville, Oakdale, Patchogue, Sayville, and Smithtown. Just click the "Search for Suffolk County NY Real Estate" link at the top or bottom of this page.
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