Selling your home fast:Five Ways to Attract Buyers and Expedite the Sale
November 24, 2014 Business No Comments
Selling a home can be a time consuming endeavour. Without the right strategy it can take weeks, even months to close the sale. Lowering the price is an easy way to attract more clients, however it’s not necessarily ideal if you don’t want to sell it for less than it’s actually worth. Read on to find out some of the best ways to sell your house in record time, and with a nice profit margin.
Make it attractive
A house that’s in good condition will sell faster than a “fixer upper”. If your house needs any major repairs make sure to take care of them before putting it on the market. Sometimes a simple coat of paint can make a huge difference. Plus, if possible, invest in landscaping and other aesthetic improvements. Buyers rarely buy the first house they visit, but they often buy the one that’s more memorable to them and leaves a good, lasting impression.
If there’s any clutter in your home, make sure to clean it out before receiving any potential buyers. An empty space is always better than a crowded one. That way the buyers can picture themselves in the house and see it as they are going to receive it.
Embrace the internet
We use the internet for pretty much everything in this day and age. Why not use it for real estate? Online agents frequently have better rates and of course better internet presence than traditional ones. This means that they are where your potential buyers are. The first thing most people will is do when looking for a home is search online for any listings. If the property you are trying to sell can be easily found on the web, then you are already one step ahead.
Have it ready
You want to sell fast, and people looking to buy your home want to move in fast. This means that a house that’s ready to receive its new owners will usually sell faster than one that’s not. Have your property in “move in” condition. This means that all appliances and fixtures should be in working order and in compliance with local building codes and zoning laws. This makes a house much more attractive to buyers.
The Right Price
Most people believe in pricing a home high and then working down from there, but this means that there will be a period of negotiation, bartering and/or haggling. Give your home a fair price for you and for your buyers. If the price is seen as just, there will be less negotiation and this will expedite the sale.
Make your property ready to show and be flexible about visits. If you are only showing your property for two hours a day, then the time required to sell it is going to increase. If you’re ready to receive potential buyers and accommodate their schedules, then odds are you’ll get more viewings, more potential customers and raise your chances of selling your home fast.
Selling your property requires a bit of work. But, if you take your time and deal with the details, buyers are going to start showing up at your door and the sale will be finalised before you know it.