Selling your home can take a long time.
But if you are looking for a quicker sale, there are a several things you can do.
Whether you need to move quickly because you are in a chain or if you just want to avoid a long wait, these tips should help you.
Let’s take a look now.
Tidy, Repair, Declutter
Getting your house in order before you put it up for sale is the first thing that you should concentrate on. Make everything look tidy and get rid of any clutter. Give it a fresh coat of paint if required, and make sure any repairs are tended to. Check our article on preparing your home for sale for more advice.
When people come to have a look at your home, they want to see it lived in and loved. But, if they walk through your doors and see a messy house they will automatically start thinking about how much it will cost to make things right. This will slow the sales process, so make sure everything is ship shape.
Choose A Good Realtor
The better your realtor, the faster you are likely to sell your home. But how do you choose one? It’s a mix of research and gut instinct. The research side can take a while. Check into their accreditations, and get recommendations from friends. The stronger those recommendations are, the better.
Gut instinct comes into play when you meet the realtor. Sometimes, even the greatest estate agent the world has ever seen will be difficult to work with if you just don’t get along. If you have a good judge of personality, it will benefit you a lot. Look out for someone you can trust, and who has excellent communications skills.
Find An ‘As Is’ Buyer
Quick sale property firms are sprouting up all over the place these days. You’ve probably seen them advertising on your local TV network or heard their “we’ll buy your house fast” jingles on the local radio station. They buy your house from you and are good for people that need the fastest sale possible.
However, be careful that you know what you are doing. You will save a lot of money from avoiding legal fees, commission, and all the other costs involved in selling your home. But you will rarely get close to the market value. Find out the value of your home first, and you will be in a better position to accept or decline their offer.
Whether you are selling your home yourself or through an agent, it is important to make your home available as much as possible. Although this could encroach on your home life a little, the more people that see your house, the better chance there is of a quick sale.
Think about your own life – when do you really have spare time to do things like viewing a house? Most people would say early mornings, evenings and weekends – and at a moment’s notice. So be ready to show your house at any time. It’s also best that you aren’t in when they come around because they could feel like they are intruding.