Sell with Confidence
How we market your property
Selling your house is a big decision. It’s likely you’ve spent years making it a special place for you and your family, and letting go of that is hard. Not to mention the stress of it all. Where do you even start? That’s where we come in. At Zilker Properties, we will guide you through the process of selling your home step by step.
We take care of everything. From obtaining tax records, determining the proper pricing of your home, and ensuring all proper documentation for home warranties to creating a virtual tour, reviewing closing documents, and attending the closing with you, Zilker never leaves your side. We even help you with professional staging, marketing materials, and photography. For a more detailed look at what we can do for you, download our Zilker Properties Sellers Guide or give us a call and we’ll be happy to walk you through everything.
You’ve decided to sell and you’ve listed your home. Now what?
Making sure your home is ready to show is a crucial step in the selling process. In real estate, looks matter. A little time and money spent on getting your home ready for buyers can have a big payoff in the ultimate sale price. Doing things like:
- Tidy up the grounds – porches – garage; keep the lawn mowed, trimmed, and edged
- Your front door gives a vital first impression — clear, repair, paint, or even replace as needed
- Wash the windows and window treatments
- Consider cleaning the carpets
- Touch up the paint wherever needed! Typically money spent on cosmetics yields a 3X return on higher sales prices, not to mention shortening the marketing time
- Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes — make these rooms sparkle
- Now is the time to clean the garage — how about a garage sale?
Don’t slip into this pitfall
We understand your home is priceless to you, but the housing market doesn’t. There’s a real danger in overpricing and it’s a pitfall you don’t want to slip into. Here are just a few issues with overpricing.
- Overpricing eliminates how many potential buyers view your home and often only encourages comparison shoppers.
- If the results from the appraisal reveal your home isn’t worth as much as it was listed for, you could easily lose the contract, even after the offer has been accepted.
- Can dampen sales attitudes. If agents know the home is overpriced, they tend to be less enthusiastic about showing it, because they know the deal could easily fall through.
- Overpricing lengthens market time. The longer your home stays on the market, the fewer offers it’s likely to get. This leaves you with more mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs.
- It often results in the home being sold at a lower price point than it would have otherwise obtained.