How does your Beacon Hill condo for sale look on the internet? How it looks really matters because most downtown Boston condo buyers are going to see your home on the internet before they see it in person. In fact, for Beacon Hill condominium buyers and agents alike the internet serves as a screening tool. We can screen out the really ugly and unappealing homes.
Just about any Boston condo for sale can look amazing on the internet but most do not. One thing sellers can and should do is ask their agent to send them a link to the information about their home as posted on the Boston real estate MLS. The same pictures and information will end up on numerous web sites.
If the pictures don’t make your home look amazing consider hiring a photographer or ask your agent to hire one. Pictures can and should include entire rooms not just parts of rooms and they should be well lit and never dark and dingy. The iPhone has a fine camera in it but no wide-angle lens and not much of a flash.
Professional quality photography is the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to market a home for sale. The home in the photo sold in one day. Why do homeowners market lovely homes with crappy pictures?
If you wait, other Boston condo sellers will get a leg up on you, From m my experience, I know some Boston real estate sellers start strategizing in January or February, others wait until April or May. At that point, painters, stagers, contractors, and other critical tradespeople may be booked well in advance.
You need to allow at least two- to four weeks of prep time for a Beacon Hill home that needs a paint job, carpet replacement, floor refinishing, decluttering, repairs, or other typical pre-sale prep work. And that’s just to get the work completed. In my experience of doing the legwork for my seller clients, you’ll need to budget another week or so to get estimates and discuss the scope of the work before hiring everyone.
If you’re considering selling this Spring, select your Boston Beacon Hill broker now so he or she can set up a master plan to guide you through the process from beginning to end. And be prepared to make decisions quickly!
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