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Unique Ways to Sell Your Home

With Today’s market being kind of slow for sellers, it’s going to take a little more than painting, cutting the grass, and trimming the hedges.  You want to make your home stand out and become memorable for those picky buyers out there. Don’t end up like all the other sellers out there and drop your price in order to become attractive. What can you do to make your home stand out?

  1. Lighted signs that illuminate after dark: Now that it becomes dark a lot earlier, give your buyers a chance to see that your home is for sale.
  2. Hosting an open house: Be creative when you or your agent are holding an open house.  90& of the time you will not find a buyer so offer light snacks or something to hand out so they remember your home.
  3. Create an informational flyer: Not everyone is familiar with the surroundings of your home.  Put together a information sheet with schools, shopping, hospitals, malls, restaurants, attractions, etc.
  4. Comps: Create an information sheet with your homes features and why it’s the best home on the block.  It doesn’t hurt to show what your home has and the one down the street lacks.
  5. Staging: If your home is staged with a warm and inviting feeling, it’s going to be at the top of a buyer’s list.
  6. Offer incentives: In today’s market, almost everyone is offering to pay for the buyer’s closing costs.  Stand out by offering a credit towards newer appliances, Home Depot or Lowe’s gift cards, or a year’s worth of homeowners dues.  This is a less expensive route that looks more enticing.
  7. Paint your garage floor: By doing this unique trick, it will make your whole house feel newer.
  8. Tell your neighbors: Offer your neighbors a gift to spread the word at work and with their peers.  A $200 gift card will pay off.
  9. Signage: Be sure to have directional signs pointing to your home. This is especially important if your home is hard to find.
  10. Post up Flyers: Posting flyers at your local grocery store and shopping areas will get people’s attention.
  11. YouTube: Make sure your Realtor® posts up a video of your home on YouTube.  It’s free and can reach millions of people.
  12. Craigslist: Another free avenue of advertising is on Craigslist.  There are multiple other free sites that your Realtor® should know.
  13. Email HR departments at local companies: Employees like to live close to their work.  The hard part is finding the time to house hunt.  So make it easy for them by sending them the information.

Here are some listings in Prince William County:

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 4,110 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,691 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 1
  2. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,431 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,723 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 1
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,243 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,202 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 1
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,884 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,199 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 1
  5. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,763 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,827 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 2
  6. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 12,820 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 3
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.22 ac
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 3
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,309 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 3
  9. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,748 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,065 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 3
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,696 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,670 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 3
  11. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,430 sq ft
    Lot size: 31,232 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 3
  12. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,621 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 3
  13. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 8,663 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 3
  14. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,498 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 4
  15. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,335 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,294 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 4
  16. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 4.35 ac
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 4
  17. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Lot size: 19,611 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 4
  18. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,324 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,010 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 4
  19. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,549 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 4
  20. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,132 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,293 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Days on market: 4
  21. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,450 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,099 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 4
  22. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,732 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,745 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 4
  23. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,037 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,669 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 4
  24. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,979 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,450 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 4
  25. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,389 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,478 sqft
    Year built: 1996
    Days on market: 4

See all *Prince William Homes.
(all data current as of 7/17/2017)

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