Selling your home is generally thought to be a hectic process, however if the process drags on it can be far more stressful and more of a financial burden. So to avoid the possibility of this process taking an extended amount of time here are some essential tips on how to sell your home fast!
List in the right places, especially online:
Listing your home in the right places is crucial for selling your home, you want to make sure that your home is easy to find and is listed on multiple locations (that have good reputations). It is important that you look up the online sites that are the most popular for selling your home in your country and region, as this varies place to place. Some examples of where to list your house include: newspaper classifieds (print & online), Zillow.com (USA), Craigslist, Kijiji (Canada), Realtor.ca (Canada), & Realtor.com (USA).
Price the house right:
When people are search for their potential house they generally search within a specific price range, many websites have filters that will weed out houses that do not fall into that price range. Furthermore, sellers usually believe that they should start with a higher asking price and then lower it later if need be. Unfortunately this method can result in a lengthier sale and can even result with selling at a lower price. Thus, it is important to list your house at the right asking price immediately.
Lots of Great Photos:
Photos make a strong impression on potential buyers which is why it is important to have several excellent photos that showcase the appeals of the house. Trulia.com conducted research which demonstrated that “76.6% of buyers say number of photos is very important” and “84% of buyers and sellers said they would not consider buying a photo-less listing”. Because of the large amount of people who will not even consider a house listing with no photos it is essential that you have pictures that demonstrate the best aspects in addition to the livability of the house.
If your goal is to sell your house quickly, it is necessary that you be flexible for those who want to view the house. This means that you must be prepared for visitors various times of day and night with not much notice.
Make a great first impression:
Make a great impression right away. The exterior of your home is the first thing that people will see other than the listing, this means that people will make their first judgment based on what people see outside. It is essential to make sure the lawn is groomed, and your garden weeds pulled, plant some new flowers, and paint the exterior and door if it is needed.
Remember, there is no second chance at making a first impression.
Prepare the Interior:
Make sure that the interior of the house is ready for visitors who are viewing the house. The inside should be updated; the walls should be painted if needed, carpets cleaned, the entire house should be cleaned, decluttered, and depersonalized. Make sure that any repairs are taken care of. Furthermore, stage the house in a way that allows viewers to understand the purpose of each room and to help them picture themselves living in that space. This makes the house more sellable.
If you have pets:
If you have pets make sure that their belongings are put away for viewers, and have your pets out of the house while it is being viewed. It is important to remember that some people are allergic to or even fear certain animals. It is necessary to do this in order to make viewers more comfortable.
You’re not only selling the house, you’re selling the neighborhood:
Finally, remember that you need to sell the neighborhood to potential viewers. People want to know about the neighbors, recreation, safety, dining, shopping and other features of the neighborhood that they could soon live in.