Trying to sell a house is a stressful and unpredictable affair. You never know who is going to be looking to buy, so it can be hard to know how to cater to your audience. If you still have not been given an offer on your house in a long time, it may be time to reevaluate what to improve. The housing market is changing constantly, but there are some principles any buyer would value.

Follow Local Trends

What are modern trends that are found in the housing market today? If you need ideas, look around your neighborhood. Research what housing features attract buyers in your area. Ask your realtor for comments on what to improve based on their research. You can then adjust your home to meet some of the possible needs.

Every area has its own style and housing market, so local advice and research is necessary. It might be tedious, but it can give great insight.

Avoid Overly Personalized Features

Broad appeal is important when selling a home. There might be features of your home that you adore which ends up turning buyers away. Ask your realtor if you have any personalized home features that are niche. Sadly, this might even include having evidence of pets in the home.

Other peculiar features (such as a vibrant paint job) are too specific to your tastes, which can also drive away buyers. Using neutral tones in a home broadens the appeal of the home for different markets. Keeping your home as accessible as possible is a great way to help buyers feel at home when they step through the door.

Clean and Declutter

Keeping the house clean and presentable for buyers has a major impact on whether a house is sold or not. While you may not think a small amount of clutter would detract from your house’s sell-ability, it makes a huge difference in the mind of the buyer. Take this time to organize your things in preparation to move out. Organizing your home can be done with a variety of methods. These can be a lot of fun and contribute to selling your home.

Every seller and buyer is in a different situation. However, a clean house that has broad appeal can ensure your home gets sold as fast as possible. These are general tips, but remember that your realtor can help you figure out immediate ways to improve your home for buyers. Your needs may be different than these.

See you at a meeting soon!

The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education, and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agents, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers, and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.