Real Estate: Simple Steps for Selling Your Home Quickly
There are any number of reasons why you might need to sell your home as quickly as possible, and you don’t want to waste precious time doing the wrong things if you are trying to find a buyer who can help you meet your goal.
One of the quickest options available is to consider using a site like NeedToSellMyHouseFast.com where you can get a cash offer for a rapid move, or you could follow some simple steps to try and secure a quick sale through a targeted approach that focuses on all of the positive things you can do to find a buy in double-quick time.
First impressions count
Not the first time you have heard that advice for sure, but it is well worth repeating because virtually nothing is important than achieving a positive first impression when a potential buyer walks up to your property.
Curb appeal works on the same level as when we meet a potential partner for the first time. If you manage to look attractive, clean and well-kept, you stand a better chance of scoring a hit than if you look like you need a bit of maintenance.
Take that same analytical approach to selling your property and cast your eye over the front of your home in order to try and see what others witness for the first time. Be honest with yourself, make a list of things that could be done to smarten up your home’s appearance and get them done before you start getting potential buyers coming around.
You only get one chance to make the right impression so concentrate on improving your odds of a quick sale by maximizing your property’s curb appeal.
Spending a large amount of money on a fancy new kitchen in order to attract buyers is not a tactic that is recommended.
Your ROI on home improvements can vary greatly, so if you do want to try and do some upgrades in order to achieve the best possible sale price and secure a willing buyer as quickly as possible, you are probably better off making small upgrades rather than splashing large amounts of cash.
You probably don’t want to spend more than you have to if you are moving anyway, so target necessary repairs that could be flagged up by a home inspector or a mortgage company. Things like updating the kitchen sink faucet or replacing outdated bathroom fittings won’t cost a fortune, but could make all the difference to getting a quick sale at the right price.
We are all different
It is your home and you have decorated it and laid it out in the way that suits you. The problem that many buyers face is they are unable to visualize living in your home if the present color scheme is so overwhelming or the shelves are stacked with personal mementos.
Clear the clutter and do what you can to depersonalize your home, so that buyers can imagine themselves living in your home more easily.
A quick coat of neutral paint and packing personal trinkets away in the closet, will definitely make a difference and if you are set on moving anyway, you might as well start packing some items away and transform the look and feel of your home in an instant.
Timing can be important
If you have to sell quickly now, then there is not much you can do about that, but if you are making plans and want to get a quick sale as soon as you decide to market your property, choosing the right time to sell will help.
Spring is often a great time to sell your home as the weather is favorable and families are often trying to secure their new home in time for the summer break.
Price it right
All of these tips will help improve your odds of getting a sale but you have to get the price right if you are going to get a deal agreed.
If you start with a price that is too high, you will soon know because the phone doesn’t ring and buyers tend to keep away, waiting to see if you reduce the sale price. If you do start at a price that is at the top end of your expectations, be prepared to lower it within a reasonable amount of time and always be prepared to negotiate with any buyer that comes forward with an offer.
Trying to sell your home quickly can be stressful, but if you follow some of these tried and tested tactics, you will improve your chances of a smoother and successful transaction.
Born in Israel, Amir Seliger is an internet entrepreneur and real estate investor. He is the president of Seliger Ideas Inc, an internet consulting company in Miami, FL that caters to real estate professionals.