As any top realtor in this country is likely to know very well, there are many important facets that go into the successful selling of any given home. A top realtor can make a home sale happen, and there are many ways for real estate agents working in many parts of the country to spur such a process along. But for any top realtor to stay a top realtor, it is important to adapt to the changing times, especially when it comes to the use of technology.
After all, technology is present all around us, having become an influential and consistent part of our personal lives as well as in our professional ones. It only makes sense, then, that nearly 90% of all people looking to buy a home will first look at that home on some type of online platform. While nothing beats looking at a home in person, online databases of homes that are for sale all throughout the country can be quite important indeed, for top realtors as well as for their clients – people looking to sell their homes as well as the people who might be interested in buying them.
And putting homes that are up for sale on an online platform – or even a number of them – can be quite effective for information a greater number of people about the home than would have been possible before, something that just about every top realtor and real estate agent is likely very much aware of. And people will take interest in these homes, as more than 60% of all prospective home buyers will visit at least one home that they have first viewed online.
Putting homes for sale up for viewing on an online platform can help any top realtor streamline the process of selling any given home as well. After all, most people who are simply not interested in the home will deduce that just by looking at pictures of the home and reading into it on whatever online site it might be hosted on. This leaves only the serious candidates for buying the home that the top realtor must deal with, meaning that he or she can more effectively focus their energies.
However, there is more for the top realtor to do when selling a home than just listing it online, though this is certainly quite the important step and not one to be downplayed. For instance, the staging of a home is something that every top realtor will consider even before the home is put up on the market and listed for people to take note of and possibly make an offer on. If you’re unaware, staging a home involves moving around furniture and changing various elements of design. This is done both to make the home more welcoming towards the average person who might stop in to see it as well as to help it photograph well.
And properly and thoughtfully staging a home can certainly be incredibly beneficial at the end of the day. As a matter of fact, the research conducted on the benefits of staging a home more than backs up this claim, showing that homes that are staged before they are ever listed will sell considerably more than 75% faster than homes that are only staged after the are first listed, as the pictures for the homes that fall into the latter category are likely to be far from as appealing as the homes that fall into the prior category of being staged ahead of time. In fact, these staged homes were even able to sell for more money than they otherwise would have, up to 6% more than even the asking price for the home in question.
And the top realtor should also be prepared to answer many questions, as they should be able to provide a great deal of information surrounding any given home. They should also be a resource to the people selling a home as well, as many people selling a home have never before been through this process and have only ever been on the other side of things.