Before you decide to put your house out there on the market for sale, there are some important factors that you should consider if at all you would like it to move fast. It can be quite a headache, especially if you are selling a house that is also your home, one that you currently reside at. The following top 5 tips will assist you to make the right moves, and ensure that your house does not take “forever to get a buyer.
Keep your house in good shape, enhance the outlook. Especially for a house that has been in use for some duration of time, or even one that has been standing unused, renovations, repairs and repainting is in most cases inevitable if you want it to sell fast. Moreover, most buyers will judge the goodness of the house just by observing the outlook. This said, hedges, perimeter walls, lawns, front yards and back yards should be well attended to, long before you decide to sell the house.
Plan time for visitors/ buyers’ access. In this busy age and aggressive economic times, time might be a limiting factor in businesses such as those of selling your house. However, for you to achieve a quick sale, you need to come up with a visitor’s schedule that will work both for you and your prospective buyer. It almost goes without saying that the more prospective buyers are allowed access to visit and inspect what they are about to buy, the higher the chances that the property will move fast.
Clean, de-clutter, and depersonalize. When a prospective buyer visits the house for consideration, they should be able to visualize it as their own. The place should be extremely clean, free of clutters and free of too many personal belongings for this to happen. This increases not only their chances of buying the house fast but also your negotiation power.
Price it right, advertise, and allow for negotiation. When setting the price of your house, both consultation and market research are quite important. The price should be fair both to you and the buyer. Also, you should tag the price in such a way that it allows for negotiation between you and the buyer or selling firm. Good multimedia and online advertising will ensure that the offer reaches as many potential buyers as possible.
Look for a good Realtor. There are good real estate agents that you can approach to work with, especially in a situation whereby you are too busy to handle the sale by yourself, or you just don’t know where to find potential buyers. When selecting one, consider their reputation and experience in the industry, their fees, commissions, and benefits that they can offer once you get to work with them. They know the market better, and this will definitely increase the chances of selling your house fast.