Before you put up that "For Sale"-board, make sure that you consider the next Tips!Tip #1: GET THE PRICING RIGHT
Priced too low, You loose out financially. Priced too high, you will not get the offers you need, and your house will spend more time on the market. Also, if your home is overpriced, then you may end up selling it for less eventually - it will just take longer. Your property becomes stale on the market and potential buyers may assume that there is a serious problem with it.
One of the most effective ways to sell your home fast, is to price it competitively! Let us help you do a proper comparable market analysis, to achieve the best price for your home. Tip#2: CHOOSE THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE AGENT
If you want to sell your home fast, then the first step is to hire a real estate agent. The ideal person will know the local market and have a sales record that proves they know how to sell.
Keep in mind that a real estate agent will help with the entire process, from hiring a professional photographer who will take top-notch photos of your home to negotiating for the best price. They also will write up a real estate listing that sells, schedule and host showings, and market your property to get it seen.TIP#3: CLEAN, DECLUTTER, DE-PERSONALISE
Buyers need to be able to picture themselves in the space, but they won’t be able to if your house is a mess. Give your home a thorough cleaning from top to bottom, get rid of clutter, and hide the family photos and other personal items.
While you’re at it, rearrange the furniture so your home looks inviting and so buyers can move through your home without bumping into anything. If necessary, put bulky items in storage. A crowded room looks like a small room.
Consider hiring a stager to help you showcase your home’s best assets, impress potential buyers, and sell it quickly for the best possible price.TIP#4: BOOST YOUR CURB APPEAL
If you want to sell quickly, then it’s essential to make a good first impression. And the first thing a buyer sees is a home’s exterior and how it fits into the surrounding neighborhood. To boost your home’s curb appeal:
- Paint the front door
- Plant flowers
- Sweep away any spiderwebs and debris from windows, eaves, and porches
- Wash the windows
- Fix broken light fixtures and mailboxes
- Make sure the trees, shrubs, and lawn are nicely manicured
Keep in mind that a tidy exterior not only looks nice but also signals to potential buyers that you’ve taken good care of the place.TIP#5: TAKE CARE OF QUICK REPAIRS
You won’t have time for any major renovations, so focus on quick repairs to address things that could deter potential buyers. Survey the house and take care of the easy fixes:
- Fix loose tiles
- Tighten leaky faucets
- Touch up paint
- Tighten door knobs and handles
- Remove carpet stains
Depending on how much time and money you want to spend getting the home ready, you might also want to update fixtures, buy new appliances, install new hardware on the cabinets, and give the interior a fresh coat of (neutral) paint.TIP#6: SWEETEN THE DEAL
Another way to make the home and deal more attractive is to offer something to sweeten the pot. You could offer, for example, to pay some or all of the closing costs. Buyers are looking for a deal, particularly in a down market, so do your best to make them feel that they get one.