Spring is just around the corner. As the weather starts to warm, some of you are probably preparing to put your home on the market.
Selling a house is no walk in the park. But there are some things you can do to ensure that your property is sold faster. Here are some best-kept secrets to selling a house fast in any market.
Enhance your home’s curb appeal
Go outside and take a look at your home on a buyer’s perspective. If you were a buyer looking for a lovely house, will you be interested to buy it? If you answered yes, then that’s great! If you answered no, then you need to take steps to enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Most buyers will judge your home based on what they see from the outside. If the house is clean and well-maintained, buyers will think that the house looks clean and organized on the inside as well. If it’s cluttered and messy, buyers may think that the owners failed to take care of the house, and that there may be a lot of issues.
Repainting the front door, power washing the exterior, and planting some colorful flowers can go a long way towards improving your home’s curb appeal. Not only will it help attract potential buyers, it will also boost the value of your home.
Stage the house
When staging your house, you want to make sure that it looks its best. That said, you should highlight the best features and downplay its weakness. Clean the house thoroughly and get rid of clutter. Re-arrange the furnitures. Accessorize. Stage your house in such a way that potential buyers can envision themselves living there. Strike a balance between clean and lived-in.
In order to sell your house fast, you need to make sure that it appeals to a wider audience. Violet may be the color of the year, but some buyers may cringe upon seeing a violet-themed living room or bedroom. Paint the walls a neutral color and give potential buyers a chance to decorate the house to their liking.
Price right from the start
Most sellers make the mistake of pricing their house above the market value in the hopes of getting the most money out of their property. Unfortunately, this is a big mistake that will cost you big later on. You see, new listings get the most attention. Since most buyers are already on the hunt for their dream house for months, many of them are on the lookout for new listings. If you don’t get to sell your house in a month or two, people are likely to think that there is something wrong with the house.
Given that selling a house is time-consuming and stress-inducing, some sellers are forced to lower the price of their house just for the sake of selling it. Some buyers would take advantage of the situation and may lowball their offer, thinking that the seller is desperate to sell. As a result, you lose a big chunk of money in the end. If you want to sell your house fast and for top dollar, make sure that you price it right from the start.