Although times are tough in the real estate world, we must keep a cheery disposition. Here are the top five ways to stay positive during this slow market:

1. Relish the extra time: If you put your home on the market without taking the time to make sure that everything is in order, you will now be able to do so! You can take your time, making the necessary repairs around the house and maintaining/adding to the landscaping.

2. Remain optimistic: There are a lot of buyers out there. After all, you may be searching for a new home, or you may have even found one already. Someone out there is in your (buying) shoes and might just purchase your home!

3. Be proactive: Don’t wait for the buyers to come to you. Create flyers, brochures, etc. Update your listing on the Buy Owner website by logging into your seller tools, and contact the customer service department with any questions.

4. Cut costs: Offer incentives like a painting or carpet allowance. A happy buyer makes for a happy you (seller).

5. Stay educated: Check back here at the Buy Owner Blog regularly for great tips on selling your home!