The real estate market all over the world has been on a roll the past few years. For homeowners and other real estate investors, now may be a good time to dispose their properties for much better prices. If you are in a hurry to sell your home then read these five easy steps that will help in quickly cashing in on your property.
1. Make your home look unique.
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This is especially applicable to houses belonging to subdivisions where each house looks identical to each other. Increase your home’s chances of getting noticed by adding some customized features such as landscaping, improved doors and windows, or by having a new roof. However, be careful in being too audacious in your choice of design. Use colors that are pleasing to the eyes and appeal to the general public. It must also complement the current structure and design of the house.
Be careful also not to overdo it. Research thoroughly if the improvements you are planning to incorporate will generate higher returns for you. Note that your objective here is to sell your home fast at reasonable prices so every renovation you plan to do must work towards achieving that goal and not the other way around.
2. It’s all in the presentation.
There are general guidelines and checklists you must consider before letting your prospective buyers do an ocular to your home. And among the most important is making sure your house looks presentable. Dirty bedrooms and bathrooms are a big no-no. In addition, stack away personal things such as trophies, picture frames, dirty clothes, and toothbrush. You can enlist the help of professional staging service providers to do the job for you but most of the improvements can easily be done DIY-style.
3. Price it right.
No matter how good you are in staging your house and making it look like the ideal American home, if your tag price does not match the current market value of properties in that area, then you would have a hard time selling it. You don’t necessarily have to offer it at the lowest possible price, especially if you’ve already done several improvements. Just make sure that your asking price when selling your home is comparable to similar properties in your area.
4. Sugarcoat the deal.
You can also try giving out other “perks” for your prospective buyers such as offering to pay a portion of or the entire closing costs. You can also try offering a transferable home warranty to make the buyer feel more at ease. Lastly, closing the deal as fast as possible, say in 30 to 60 days, will attract more buyers, especially those who can’t wait to move in.
5. Get a real estate agent.
If you’re still having a hard time finding a buyer when you finally decide to sell your home, then it might be best to consult a real estate agent. In addition to providing you sound advice on how to properly market your property, he can also give you tons of other contacts that may eventually lead to the buyer you’ve been waiting for!