List Items Online Before You Buy a Home

by Joan Reimann 03/11/2019

If you own lots of items and plan to buy a house in the foreseeable future, now may be a good time to list any unwanted items online. That way, you can simultaneously eliminate clutter and earn extra cash for your excess items.

Ultimately, selling items online before you pursue a home can be simple – here are three tips to help you showcase your unwanted items online to dozens of potential buyers.

1. Provide Relevant Information in Your Item Listings

Find out as much as you can about any items you decide to list online. Because the more information you can provide to prospective buyers, the easier it becomes for a buyer to determine whether a particular item is the right choice.

There is no need to stretch the truth in your online item listings, either. If you provide accurate, relevant information, you can help a buyer make an informed decision.

2. Add High-Quality Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, particularly for those who list items online. Thus, if you add high-quality photos to complement your online listings, you can instantly show off your items to large groups of prospective buyers.

You don't need to be an expert photographer to take high-quality photographs of your items. If you use a smartphone, tablet or digital camera, you should have no trouble capturing top-notch images that you can upload onto a computer without delay. Then, you can add these photos to your item listings and help buyers see exactly what you have to offer.

3. Be Ready to Respond to Concerns and Questions

If a buyer has a concern or question about an online item listing, you should be ready to quickly connect with this individual and provide him or her with the requested information. By doing so, you may be able to speed up the process of getting rid of unwanted items.

As you start selling items online and get ready to search for a house, you may want to find a real estate agent as well. If you hire a real estate agent, you can receive expert housing market assistance as you prepare to pursue your dream residence.

A real estate agent is happy to guide you along each stage of the homebuying journey. First, he or she will help you craft an effective homebuying strategy. A real estate agent next will keep you up to date about houses that fall within your price range and meet your desired criteria. Furthermore, if you find a home you want to buy, a real estate agent will help you craft a competitive offer to purchase. And if your offer is approved, a real estate agent will do everything possible to ensure you can finalize your home purchase as soon as possible.

Don't wait to get started on the homebuying journey – reach out to a real estate agent today, and you can begin your quest for your dream house.

About the Author

Joan Reimann
Joan began her real estate career in 2013 and was recognized as a Rookie of the Year at one of the industry’s most prominent brokerage firms. Since then, she has built a stellar reputation for her sales performance, as well as a loyal and diverse clientele that includes first-time buyers to luxury estate sellers. Joan’s keen attention to detail, tenacity in protecting her clients’ best interests, and skillful negotiating have set her apart. Her boutique-quality service, client-centric approach and industry knowledge ensure her clients' ease and confidence throughout the home buying or selling process. Joan is an ASP® Accredited Staging Professional with the vision and creativity to give properties maximum appeal. Just Phone Joan is her motto as she believes in the fine art of old-school communication and relationships combined with today's cutting-edge technology to provide concierge level service to her clients. To learn more about her award-winning service Just Phone Joan at 703-505-JOAN(5626). AWARDS & RECOGNITION:-Washingtonian Best Real Estate Agents (2017)-Northern Virginia Magazine Best Real Estate Agents (2017)-NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Club Top Producer (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)-Long & Foster Master's Club $20M+ (2017)-Long & Foster Founders' Club $10M+ (2016)-Long & Foster Chairman's Club $5M+ (2014, 2015)-Long & Foster President's Club $3M+ (2013)-Long & Foster Gold Team (2014-2017)-Long & Foster Rookie of the Year Vienna/Oakton (2013)LICENSES & DESIGNATIONS:-Licensed in Virginia and DC-ASP - Accredited Staging Professional-SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist-MILRES - Military Real Estate Specialist