Tips to sell your house quick and fast!

You’ve decided to move half way across the globe or at least go to University and you’re planning to sell your house. You need the money and fast, how? Well, we’ve got your back. Here’s some tips to sell your house in record time.

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Tips to sell your house quick and fast!

You’ve got to remember that selling your home isn’t as easy as simply putting up the ‘for sale’ sign and waiting for someone to bite your bait.

Should I really sell it?

-Consider what is happening in the broader market. Is it house hunting season? Decide whether you’re better off buying a new home before or after you sell your current “fish”.

Choose an agent

-Your chosen agent will become your Fairy god-mother. They will be in charge of advertising, showing and completing all legal requirements to sell your property.  This is crucial since you’ll both work together to determine a lot of things such as preparing the legal papers, sales and negotiation.

We happen to offer that service! Check out Haddonfield Realtor for easy and trust-worthy real estate agents.

How do you want to sell?

-You and your chosen agent will have to work out a plan for listing, showing and selling your property. Would you want to auction it? Or would you want to work with your agent to work out a price range so you could take the “sale by set date” approach?

 

Determine the selling price

-Your property will be assessed in terms of location, size, age and features as well as the current market and area trends. You can connect to local property professionals and ask for a price estimate.

 

Pro tip: Most sellers think that starting the price high and lowering it is a good strategy, well nope that just results to slower sale. If the price is too high, many buyers along with their agents will stay away and assume that you’re not serious about selling your property and will be unwilling to negotiate. So set the price right.

 

Enhance and work your magic!

-Everyone has heard the “first impressions last” line right? Well, that also applies to selling properties. Put into consideration the potential home buyer’s thoughts. Is it attractive, clean, well-kept and welcoming? Or does it look like the Monster House?

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You’ve been living in your home for quite some time and you may find it difficult to see objectively, so take time to ask for suggestions and opinions from your friends or real estate professionals and especially prospective buyers.

 

Pro tip: Landscaping is crucial along with your driveway, exterior porches and exterior walls. Remember to clean that too.

 

Depersonalize

Get your home ready by depersonalizing it. Remove family photos, quirky art, collectible and vibrant paint-colors. The goal here is to create a soothing space that allows buyers to visualize it as their own. Don’t take it personally, but bear in mind that not everyone will have the same taste as you do.  Create a clean, welcoming and blank canvas for buyers to create their own memories and masterpiece in yours.

Going on the market

-This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, prospective buyers will contact you and your agent so they can arrange times to view your property.

 

Share information

-Make sure you include pictures not only for your property but also the nearby recreation, dining and shopping areas. Don’t forget important information.

 

Make the property easy to show

  • The more flexible you are with the visits, the more people will be able to see the property. Be ready for prospective buyers to knock on your door early in the morning, at night, on weekends and time in between with little notice.

 

Pro tip: Leave when the property is shown so prospective buyers can assess freely without feeling like intruders and unwanted visitors.

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Important factors to consider

Everything is changing, change is the only constant in this world. Now we could go on and on about change being natural. But did you know that real estate industry also changes? The way people searched for homes in 2000 is different than how it is being done. So what are important factors to consider when you want to make a big change in your life like selling your property?

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Important factors to consider

1. Online Marketing

-According to the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers over 90% of people begin their home search online.

With this given data, your home should be in over 800 sites in which people search.

Have extra cash? Try hiring professional photographers to photograph your property. How your photos look will affect the selling rate.

 

Pro tip: Ask for a monthly report that shows you your performance in those sites.

Social media is a powerful tool to use in promoting you home, use it to your advantage.

 

2. Your Agent

-It shows that people who sell their own property drop by 9% in 2012. Why? This is because The professional marketing by a professional realtor to other professional realtor helps sellers sell their homes quicker.

Want to find reliable agents? Real Estate in Haddonfield, NJ is your best bet.

2.5 Yard sign

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– As funny as this sounds, the red ‘for sale’ yard sign is effective.  10% of buyers found the home they  purchased by driving by a home and recognizing the yard sign. However, make sure it is clear to the prospective buyer’s eyes as they drive past the sign. Was the sign about some type of construction going on? Or was it about a home for sale? The sign shouldn’t be confusing.

 

 

 

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Tips on how to find the best houses for sale

With technology as an advantage, everything is just at the tip of our fingers; literally! So why not use it your advantage? Looking for houses for sale? Well, obviously finding houses for sale online isn’t the best route. The first website to pop up when you search online is definitely an obvious place for most home buyers. Sometimes, you might even receive recommendations from your friends, but unless those friends are real estate agents or in the estate business like Haddonfield Real Estate they probably are misinformed.

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Tips on how to find the best houses for sale

Go for the long run

  • When buying a house you need to be fortune-teller, search for one that you could see yourself living in for several years (5-7 years is ideal).  Moving and buying a new home takes both time, money and effort that is why staying in place longer will help you avoid those expenses.

Leave room to grow

-Nothing in life is permanent right? Aim for a home that is capable of adapting your needs as your life changes.

Be flexible

-Always put into consideration a place with enough room to serve multiple functions so your home remains highly functional through the years.

Go for your type

-One size doesn’t fit all so think about what style of home fits you best; do you want a condo or perhaps a townhouse? A condo might work for you if you have an active lifestyle but not for somebody who doesn’t like sharing a wall.

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Check the surroundings

-When purchasing a home, you not only buy the house but the neighborhood too. Think about whether that neighborhood will suit you. You might love the house but are you comfortable with loud neighbors?

Buy what you can afford

-Overspending comes easy and you would want the best your money can buy. So check the banks, keep in mind future and current expenses and don’t buy a house you’d have to stretch yourself to afford it. It’s a house, something you’d go back to for comfort.

Think “home” first

-When purchasing your home don’t jump into that time machine when you see yourself reselling it, a home is primarily a “home” and not an investment. Buy a place you’d be happy to live in and think of its resale value later.

In with the new? Out with the old? Why not both!

-New isn’t always better. Sure it would be nice to live in somewhere brand new, but put that into consideration. Well, you might like a finished basement but not the previous owner’s décor, so don’t be afraid to mix the old with the new.

Location, Location, Location

-You’ve heard this before but location does matter. A house on a buys, noisy street may be enjoyable to some but not for you. A home on a cul-de-sac is more likely to be more enjoyable and worth it that a poorly located house when the time comes to resell. So check the location, before you get whipped by that gob-smacking interior.

Time to resell

-Well, tip number 7 taught you to think “home” first right? Now, you can think of that chaching! You should think of how easy or difficult it would be to resell your home one day. If it is unlike other homes nearby in terms of size, style and price you’d probably want to hit the next island or home.

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