Posted: Friday April 30, 2021
Whether it’s to make a profit or the outstanding balance is more than the property is worth, many sellers think starting high and then lowering the asking price later if it doesn’t sell is a smart thing to do. The reality is, this tactic can result in the house sitting on the market for longer because buyers and agents just don’t think you’re serious about selling. If you have time to wait, by all means, start high and see what happens. However, if you need to sell your house now, set a reasonable price from the beginning, and there’s a good chance you’ll sell within the first 30 days.
First impressions are everything, and prospective buyers form a strong opinion about your home the moment they pull into the driveway. Take the time to update landscaping and take care of any repairs to the outside of the home that will make it look better. What buyers see on the outside sets their expectations for what they will see on the inside.
Your home may be lovely and well-kept, but if its décor is outdated, it will deter buyers. You can update your home’s interior cheaply and easily by updating fixtures and giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. Your goal is to make your home stand up against the market’s current conditions and what’s in style at the moment.
When a prospective buyer walks into your home, you want them to be able to picture themselves in it. In order for this to happen, you have to remove as much of yourself from it as possible. Take down family photos and remove any religious items. Give it a good deep cleaning (carpets, windows, etc.) or hire a cleaning company to do it for you. Lastly, get rid of as much of the clutter as possible to make rooms look and feel bigger. This may require you to rent a storage unit to keep your belongings in while your home is on the market.
People looking to buy a home aren’t all on the same schedule. If you aren’t accommodating, you could be missing out on the perfect buyer for your home. Be prepared to show your house in the early morning or later in the evening, and always leave when someone is looking at your home so they can openly discuss their feelings about it without feeling like intruders.
Many homeowners put their homes on the market with the hopes that the property will sell quickly. For many, this doesn’t happen. To help you find a buyer for your home quickly, use the four tips on how to sell your home fast listed above.
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