So, you have made the decision to put your property on the market and you are keen to sell it quickly without having to accept an offer below your current asking price? The great news is that with the correct planning and strategy in place, it is indeed possible to sell a house within a few days or weeks of placing that ‘for sale’ sign on the sidewalk. Here are some tips.
Make sure the price is right
Your asking price plays a massive role in how quickly your property is likely to sell. If you set the price reasonably and in line with the actual value of your home, knowledgeable buyers won’t hesitate to snap it up immediately. However, if you are asking for a significant amount more than what the property is actually worth, you can be pretty sure that it is going to sit on the market for a much longer period of time, unless you receive an offer from an interested buyer that is drastically lower than the requested amount. It always helps to get a professional valuation to assist you in setting a fair asking price right from the get-go.
Focus on taking beautiful photographs
In order to make a sale, you first have to convince potential buyers to come and view the property in person. The only way to get this right is to ensure that the photographs of your home are clear—capturing its beauty and uniqueness. If you are working with a realtor, you will benefit from the fact that they usually partner with professional photographers to handle this aspect of the process on your behalf. However, if you are selling privately, it will be up to you to make doubly sure that the photographs are everything they should be to attract the right attention.
Declutter to make a good first impression
First impressions count when it comes to making that sale. Therefore, you will want to go out of your way to keep your home clean and inviting ahead of each viewing. It is also worthwhile considering decluttering as much as you can to allow the potential buyers to get a better general idea of the available space. A number of sellers opt to rent West Palm Beach storage units in which to keep various items up until the time that they are due to move into their new properties.
Tend to repairs
While you definitely want to avoid investing in any dramatic renovations at this point, it is recommended that you take care of small repairs here and there in order to boost the aesthetic value of the interior and exterior. This could be as simple as repainting the garage door or fixing that leaking tap. Small little fixes could mean the difference between an interested buyer and the same buyer deciding to continue their search.
Keep these simple tips in mind and you will be well on your way to handing over the keys to your property—and probably a lot faster than you think. Good luck!