HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE FAST
There are steps you can still take to ensure a speedy sale, even though peak home buying season has got over. To attract buyers the most important is setting the right price and making an excellent first impression. Besides these two there are some other tips that can help you sell your house fast.
- Price it right from the start
Often sellers think that they should start asking higher price and later lower the price if the fails to sell. But sometimes even at lower price this can result in slower sale. General Manager of HER Realtors in Columbus, Ohio Michael Mahon says, “The first 30 days’ activity of your house being in the market is always the best activity you’re going to see.”
- Enhance your home’s curb appeal
Adding new sod, planting flowers, replacing the mailbox or painting the front door means enhancing curb appeal of your home. Opinion is formed by prospective buyer as they spot the home. Mahon says, “Curb appeal is everything.”
- Update the interior and exterior
You can give your home a makeover by fairly easy and affordable ways like new fixtures, fresh paint and updated landscaping. Mahon says, “It’s got to look up to the current market conditions and what’s in style.”
- Clean, DE clutter and depersonalize
Your home will look larger if there are fewer things, so you should remove excess furniture and knickknacks. Prospective buyers can envision their family in the house if you take down your family photos, religious items and political posters.
- Stage the house to show how the rooms are supposed to be used
Give the odd rooms an obvious role, if they don’t have any. Stage odd alcove off the kitchen as a pantry or an office.
- Make the property easy to show
More people will be able to see your house, if you’re about visits are more flexible. You should be ready that prospective buyers can visit with little notice early in the morning, at night and on weekends. Also leave once you shown the house so that the buyers can move about freely and discuss the home’s pros and cons honestly.
- Remove your pets
Remove the dog’s dishes and cat litter boxes. Mahon says, “A prospective buyer shouldn’t even know that a pet lives in the home if you can help it.”
- Make sure your listing is on all major online portals
Listing you house on major online portals like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com is usually part of an agent’s service but you should also double-check it. If your home is showcased by your agent on social media it also helps. Mahon says,” We sell as many homes off Facebook as we do off the multiple listing services.”
- Ensure the listing has good photos and lots of them
Most homebuyers start their search online and based on the photos them decise which homes they want to see. Your listing should include photos of nearby recreation, dining and shopping areas, not only of the house. Mahon says, ”You’re not only marketing the home – you’re marketing the lifestyle.”
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