There’s nothing worse than watching your home struggle to sell. In the recent economic slump, some sellers found their home on the market for well over a year. As a seller, you need to make the sale as quick as possible. This is cheaper and you can move on with your life. You can secure the larger house you love so much or downsize to unlock some equity. Whatever your reasons for selling, everyone wants a quick move!
That’s what we’re looking at today. We’ve had plenty of experience buying and selling property so we know what works. Here’s our complete list of tricks for selling your home quickly and for a great price.
Make any big repairs
Most buyers are looking for a property with no hassle whatsoever. People have busy lives, they want to move into their new home and start afresh. The last thing they want is to spend time and money fixing your home’s problems. Big repairs are also the main reason why property sales fall through at the last minute. Just before moving in, buyers will conduct a structural survey. If something like damp problems or structural issues show up, they may pull out of the sale. This is a terribly annoying way to lose money. Fix it up and you’ll guarantee a swift process.
Boost your curb appeal
Real estate experts tell us that buyers make a decision within the first 8 seconds of viewing a property. You’ll know this all too well yourself. When you walk around a potential house, you trust your gut instinct. Curb appeal plays a big part of this. Spruce up your front garden, the front door and the windows. Make a welcoming entrance, flood it with light and good energy. First impressions make a huge difference when it comes to selling.
Present a blank canvas
… But not too blank! Take the time to remove all the clutter from your home. Take down any big personal touches and present the house in a neutral fashion. Buyers want to imagine themselves living there. Show them the space, not your home. Of course, don’t show them an empty shell, just a neutral home. Paint the house with creams and use simple furniture to fill the place.
Focus on the kitchens and bathrooms
All the value in your home is found in your kitchen and bathroom. Spend some time perfecting these two rooms and you’ll increase the value. A fantastic kitchen will also help sell your property quickly. Buyers are looking for a great space to cook and entertain. Spend some money improving the finishes and make it look beautiful.
Home buying companies
If you’re looking for a super quick sale, try exploring the home buying companies. If you need to sell your house fast, they can be a great option. They’ll offer a fixed amount and buy your home no matter what the condition. It will usually be a cash offer too, so it’s great if you’re in a hurry.
A quick sale is every home seller’s dream. Don’t get caught in the web of real estate markets. Take these steps and sell your property as fast as possible. Until next time!