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.
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.
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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?
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.
–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.
-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.