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10 Quick Tips for Hoboken Real Estate Sellers

If you are having trouble selling a home or condo in the Hoboken real estate market, you are not alone. Currently there are 637 available properties for sale in Hoboken.  With this many choices, how do you get the buyers to see your home over the competition? Here are a few quick tips that can help you get more showings from Hoboken buyers and ultimately have your property go from being available to being sold.

  1. Have your agent install a lockbox at your property. This saves the showing agents time in picking up keys from real estate offices and allows them more time with the buyer.
  2. Know your competition. For example, if you live in a large condominium building like Maxwell Place, the Hudson Tea Building, or the Skyclub, there could be anywhere from 15-30 re-sale condos on the market at any given time. Know how your neighbors are priced. You may need to adjust the price of your home to stay competitive.
  3. Think like a buyer. If you were shopping for a property right now, would you buy your home? Try to be as objective as possible given what else may be for sale in the market.
  4. Make your home available for showings as often as you can. If you are strict about the showing schedule of your property, chances are buyers are going to pass on it and choose to see one of the many other homes for sale in the market.
  5. If you have a tenant in the property, try to get them to work with you on showings and keeping the property as neat as possible.
  6. Curbside appeal matters more and more now. Make sure the exterior and common areas are clean and in good shape.
  7. Throw out the garbage inside your home. I know this sounds simple,  but I cannot tell you how many homes I have taken a buyer to that had a pile of garbage in the kitchen or had a garbage odor in the house. First impressions are everything.
  8. “But I’m not a neat freak!” Start to become one.  Try to make your house as neat and clean as possible for showings. Again, first impressions are everything.
  9. Have your agent update you weekly on what has sold and what is available for sale in the Hoboken real estate market. Properties come on and off the market everyday. Know what’s out there.
  10. Minimize your personal photos. The goal is to get the buyer to look at your house and not your wedding photos.

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About Walter Burns

Walter Burns is a licensed New Jersey Realtor since 2002 and he specializes in luxury living in the hottest New York Metro area communities including the prestigious New Jersey Hudson River waterfront areas of Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, Union City, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, and Fort Lee. Walter's mission, desire, and goal is to assist all parties in accomplishing their real estate goals, as well as to empower his clients through exceptional service, creating extraordinary results. Having been mentored by several of the top 100 Realtors and Developers in the United States and Canada, he graduated from Rowan University and currently resides in Hoboken. Walter is part of Keller Williams City Life Realty. NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award, 2009-2018. Google

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