Selling Your Home? Here Are Some Tips to Make Your House Sell Fast Selling your home takes more than just getting it ready. You have to be ready also. If you are to going to make a successful sale you must first understand the selling process and have realistic expectations.
It is very important when selling your house to be unemotional about the sale. Sure, your home has been a special place for you and your family and you are emotionally attached to it. But interested buyers are not looking at your house through emotional eyes the way you are. Once you decide to sell your home, it becomes strictly a business transaction and you must remove your emotions from the selling process.
The first and most important thing to do when selling your home is to price it correctly. If your house is not competitively priced it probably will not sell. In fact, when a seller over-prices a house it makes the area’s other competitively priced homes look like better values. So you must price your home at its true market value instead of what you may think it is worth.
To do this, research other like properties in your neighborhood, especially those that have sold in the last six months. Make sure you correctly compare your house to houses that are similar — that is similar styles, square feet, number of bedrooms, etc. Of course you can save yourself some work by having your home appraised by a qualified appraiser. Or you can check with your real estate agent who will quickly run a list of comparable homes recently sold. Finally, set your asking price just under a whole number. For instance, instead of asking $200,000 for your home, ask $199,000.
Someone once said “if a dirty car sells for $200, a clean car will sell for $250.” The same is true for houses. Home buyers are attracted to clean homes that are both spacious and attractive. Brighten up the rooms and remove any clutter. Give your house a good cleaning from top to bottom. Don’t skip an area because you think buyers won’t notice — they will.
Curb appeal is a great way to attract potential buyers. Make sure your landscaping is in good shape. Take the time to trim your trees and shrubs, get the weeds out of your flower beds, plant new flowers and get rid of any trash or debris in your yard.
You also want to make sure all the paint on your house looks fresh and clean. Make sure none of it is cracked or peeling. If necessary, give your house a fresh coat of paint inside and out.
Clean the front entrance to your home and make it inviting. Make sure you have no broken windows or weather stripping that is damaged. Your roof should be in good shape. Inside your house all your floors should be scrubbed and waxed and the carpets should be shampooed and vacuumed.
When your house reflects pride of ownership you will get more interest from potential buyers and your house will sell more quickly!