How Selling Your West Knoxville Home Has Changed & Why It Really Matters

ar132795726104982Selling your West Knoxville home for sale has changed significantly in the past 10 years. The days of searching for homes at open houses and in the newspaper are all but gone. With 90% of home buyers searching online for homes at some point during their home search, according to a 2013 Study from the National Association of Realtors and Google, selling your West Knoxville involves different tactics than once were used.

If you’re thinking about selling your West Knoxville home this year, here are a few things to keep in mind to stay ahead of the competition.

First, be sure to do your research when it comes to hiring a West Knoxville Realtor. This is more than just hiring who sold your last home or who your friend recommends, really look into their online presence. What happens when you Google their name? With a majority of buyers starting their West Knoxville home search online, you want a Realtor who has a strong online presence and knows how to market to buyers to searching online.

It is also important to ask the right questions to any Realtor your hire or consider hiring. Instead of asking about open houses they may hold or newspaper ads, ask about how they will attract buyers online. How will they effectively market your home online? What success have they had in the past with these efforts? This is more than just putting your home up on their Facebook page. It’s about multiple websites with great photographs selling your home and effectively reaching potential West Knoxville buyers.

Finally, it is important that you check out any potential Realtors marketing efforts yourself. With the vast majority West Knoxville home buyers starting their search online, how your home is marketed online can play a huge role of when it sells and what the overall price is. Be sure to check out a few of the Realtors listings. Are the pictures worthy of selling your home? Or, are they picture of dimly lit rooms? Or, very few pictures at all?

Are you thinking about selling your West Knoxville home this year? As always, if there is any way Knoxville Home Team can assist you, please let us know. Rick can be contacted at 865-696-9002 or via email at Rick@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Kati can be contacted at 865-696-1888 or via email at Kati@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Give us a call today for your FREE West Knoxville Home Valuation.