With each passing day, you are anxiously waiting for the perfect buyer to appear and make you a great offer. Such a scenario can be very frustrating. But can you do something to receive not only more but better offers? Certainly! These are five ways to speed up the sale of your property:
Admit it or not, first impressions do matter – in fact, they matter a lot. So if the paint on your exterior wall is chipped or if your grass is patchy, you won’t make a very nice impression as people drive or walk by your curb. To generate interest, your home should have that so-called “curb appeal.” Yes, making improvements will require some money, but it’s going to be money well spent, knowing that you are increasing your chances of getting a good deal. Besides, if your house looks good on the outside, the first thing people will think is that it also looks good on the inside. Sometimes, this can work to positively “condition” the minds of prospective buyers regarding the home’s overall condition.
Even small things, like a chipped baseboard paint or a leaky faucet, can tell buyers that you’re not maintaining the house well in other places too. If your fence looks dilapidated, improve it. Hire an electrician to make sure the wiring is in good shape, replace light fixtures and add more outlets.
Staging entails serious cleaning, depersonalizing, decluttering and arranging your stuff to make your house as attractive as possible. Research says around 95% of staged homes get sold in only 23 days on average. Paint the ceiling in your kitchen or the walls in your stairway. shelves, tables and walls. The idea is to make your home look ready for a catalog photo shoot.
Did you know that pricing by itself is a huge factor in selling a home? You don’t need to set your price too cheap, but it should be reasonable. Hiring a professional to appraise your home is the best way to determine the best price for it. Or you can slightly raise the appraisal value, but keep it below the prices of comparable homes nearby in your neighborhood. Imagine yourself as the buyer when deciding on a price. Again, a professional’s help will be indispensable, knowing how complicated real estate dynamics can be.
Even with a real estate agent selling your house, you should tell as many people as you can about the said property. Someone who’s not in the market for a new house (and not viewing real estate listings) can be secretly longing for your home and could jump at the opportunity to buy it.
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