If you are looking for a quick house sale you need to ensure the estate agent you select knows the area and has a proven track record.
An estate agent should be there to help you through the whole process. From hiring a professional photographer for photos of your home to helping you negotiate the best price. They can also help you schedule and host viewings, market your property and create a listing for sale.
Pricing It To Sell
The best way to sell your home quickly is to price it fairly. You will see your home spend longer on the market if you set it too high. Your home may sell for less if it is priced too high. This will only happen if the house takes longer to sell.
Your estate agent will search comparable homes within your area to establish a realistic value. If you truly need to sell your home quickly, you may want to lower the price to attract potential buyers. If no offers have been received by a given date, you can lower the price.
Declutter, Cleanse, And Depersonalize
Buyers will need to visualize themselves in the space. But, they won’t be able to do that if their house is messy. Take your home through a completely clean, getting rid of all clutter.
You should also rearrange your furniture to make it more welcoming so that buyers can easily move through your home. Put bulky items in storage if you need them. A crowded area looks smaller than a tiny one.
You might consider hiring a stager to highlight your home’s greatest assets and impress potential buyers. This will help you sell your home quickly for the highest price. It’s not cheap to stage your home.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
You want to sell your home quickly so it is important to make a good impression. A buyer will first see the home’s exterior, and how it fits in the surrounding area.
- Paint the front doors
- Plant flowers
- Clean out all spider webs and debris from windows and porches.
- Wash the windows
- Fix broken mailboxes, light fixtures
- Check that your lawn, shrubs, or trees are in good condition.
It is important to remember that a clean exterior signals potential buyers that you are taking good care of your home.
Get Quick Repairs
You won’t have enough time for major renovations. Focus on urgent repairs to fix any issues that might deter potential buyers. Do a thorough inspection of the house, and then make quick repairs.
- Fix loose tiles
- Make sure to tighten any leaky faucets
- Do some touch-ups
- Tighten door knobs and handles
- Carpet stain removal
Depending on your time and budget, you may also wish to upgrade fixtures, buy new appliances and install new hardware. Finally, give the interior a new coat of (neutral) paint.
Sweeten The Deal
A sweetener is another way of making the home and deal attractive. Offer to pay some or all the closing expenses. Buyers look for deals in down markets so make sure to give them one.
Another tip is to offer a transferable home warranty which offers discounted repair services and replacement services on household appliances and systems. The home will be protected and a buyer might feel more secure.