Whether it’s keeping the home in pristine and presentable state week after week or vacating at a short notice, selling your house can be a real hassle. As a seller, you need to know that the first couple of weeks that your house is up on listing is the most critical period. During this time, buyers will be most interested in the houses. Typically, the longer the house sits in the market, the bleaker the chances of it selling at a reasonable profit become.
For the most part, ensuring a speedy sale of the house is in the seller’s hands. There are plenty of smart things you can do to sell your house as an owner and sell it fast. Let’s go through some of them:
1. Make your selling price realistic
The selling price has the potential to make or break the deal. Most first time sellers who put their house up on listing make the amateur mistake of setting their price up too high. This can deter buyers and keep your property on the market way longer than it should. Make sure you survey nearby similar homes in the area that have been sold recently to get a good idea of the selling price for houses that have a similar value to yours. You must also take into consideration factors like year of construction, condition of the house, building material used etc. Since all of these factors can influence the value of the house.
2. Using staging and photography to market the house effectively
As a seller you need to be efficient and organized in your selling strategy by taking advantage of media platforms available to you in order to reach out to as many potential buyers as you can. It’s best that you use social media, magazines and newspapers to get the word out. Don’t underestimate the power of home staging. When potential buyers visit the house, a staged home allows them to see all that the house can be for them rather than what it is. By bringing out the best in the house through home staging, visitors will take a lot more interest in the house. Additionally, you must also be careful about the first impression that the house makes on the potential buyer through listing photographs. Studies suggest that homes that have more than six professional listing photos online are twice as likely to be viewed by buyers. The photographer will capture the house from the buyer’s perspective.
3. Choosing the right real estate agent
There is a plethora of real estate agents that don’t have adequate experience and can’t fulfil your specific needs. Look for a real estate agent who can meet all of your needs, someone you can feel comfortable and satisfied with. It is okay if the real estate agent isn’t as responsive as you would like them to be. Most successful and renowned real estate agents handle multiple properties simultaneously. A good way to search for the right real estate agent for your property is to ask for recommendations from family and friends who have sold their property in the past. It’s highly recommended to go through and interview at least three candidates before finalizing your real estate agent.
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