Can You Sell a Home in a Bad Location?

“Location” is the most popular and important word when it comes to the real estate business. That’s because a home’s location is often the first factor that prospective buyers consider when making a decision. If you’re selling your home and it’s in a desirable location, you probably won’t have to wait long for an offer. However, if your home isn’t fortunate enough to have a prime location, can you still sell it? Of course! There’s a buyer for every home. It’s simply a matter of knowing how to present your home to prospective buyers.

Make Sure Your Curb Appeal Is at Its Best

Curb appeal is always an important factor when it comes to selling a home. If your home is in a less-than-ideal location, you might need to put even more time and energy into this area. How does your landscaping look? Is your siding and roofing neat and in good condition? The other homes in your neighborhood may not have a ton of curb appeal, but this can also allow you to stand out.

Extend this attitude about curb appeal to the inside of your home as well. Make sure your home is staged to look its very best. Be conscious of spending on upgrades, however. If selling your home is going to be a challenge, you don’t want to sink a bunch of money into redoing the kitchen in hopes that you can bump the pricetag.

Provide Your Prospective Buyers with Ideal Directions

This is a subtle little tip that can be a huge help when trying to get buyers interested in your house. If it’s hard for mapping software to lead people to your home, or the default route takes them by some unappealing features of the neighborhood, try offering your own directions. Include the directions in information about the listing and any open house events that you might host. Routing buyers through a more scenic part of the neighborhood or around any blights can at least get them to consider your house before they’re turned off by the surroundings.

Consider What Concessions You Can Make During Negotiations

If you need to include economic incentives in the selling process to help move your home off the market, be prepared ahead of time. In some cases, homesellers are able to help cover the closing costs for buyers. This may be a persuasive factor when it comes to helping a prospective buyer decide to move forward with the decision.

The Swanson Group Can Help Sell Your Home

Whether your house is the gem of the neighborhood, or your situated in a less-than-ideal location, The Swanson Group can help you sell your home. Bill Swanson has over 25 years of experience helping families buy and sell homes. Along with realty team members Cris and Faith, Bill brings expertise to the sellers market. Start working with The Swanson Group today by contacting the Omaha, NE office at 402-679-6566.

Buying or Selling a Home in Omaha? Call Bill Swanson Today!

As a long-time resident of Omaha, I know the area and the surrounding communities intimately, and can give you access to information that you could never find online. If you want to know more about the community, are looking to buy a home in a new one, or need the help of an agent to sell your home quickly, conveniently, and successfully, then email [email protected], or call (402) 679-6566.