Make Money Flipping Real Estate
Tips on Selling a Flip House
Most realty professionals note that the ‘money
is made in the buy’ yet in a world of buyers and sellers, many people also
make money flipping real estate via the sale. In hot markets, selling homes
isn’t a big challenge, yet when the market softens, savvy realty buffs
capitalize. To prepare for and hone your selling skills, here are five tips for
getting the most out of the sale of your flip or home.
From FSBO listings to low-commission real estate agencies to full-service
realtors, now more than ever, there are a host of selling options. This section
will focus on the options available and make recommendations to help you choose
the best ways to sell your home or flip.
Get the Timing Right
An agent will be able to advise on the best time to sell for your type of
property, however, it’s important that you, the seller, know this caveat as
well. Throughout the course of a year and depending on the nature of your property,
the weather, and buying and selling trends, a flipper may be able to sell their
flip for significantly more. Timing is everything.
It’s not enough to stick a sign on your window or lawn advertising ‘house for
sale.’ In order to gain maximum exposure, other media need to be used to market
and sell your flip. Gaining coverage over multiple channels enhances your
chances of being sold by communicating professionalism and perseverance.
If you show your house with an unkempt yard, unkempt appearance, barking dog,
and shouting family, it’s not likely people will be enticed to buy. The key to
showing a home is allowing people to see themselves enjoying life in your abode.
To assist in this process, a relatively new concept called staging has arisen to
help people understand the value of properly preparing -or staging- a home to
Sell at the Right Price
If you list too high, people won’t want to see your place, whereas if you list
to low, you risk not realizing the maximum gain. Although a realtor will be able
to provide guidance on the selling price, it’s wise to get an idea of your
market, your area and other prices in the area to formulate your ideas on an
effective price point.
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