Selling your home fast is often down to how well the market is presently doing. None-the-less, there are several things you can do to boost the chance of selling your home quickly. Read on for tips and tricks to getting your house off the market.
Remove personal items
Make sure that you remove overly personal items, to give your home a “neutral” appearance. If you have too many personal touches, it may be hard for the viewer to envision their own items in the property. You need to give your viewers the chance to imagine themselves living there, so pack away personal items.
Thoroughly clean the inside property
Having a thoroughly clean home is important for helping to improve its salability. Have your windows cleaned and gleaming. Completely dust and vacuum the inside of the property, and if necessary have window dressings and furniture steam or dry-cleaned. If your property is in any kind of minor disrepair, such as peeling or torn wallpaper, or chipped paintwork, consider factoring in minor repair costs. It may seem a waste of money to factor in repair costs, but this small outlay can dramatically increase the saleability factor. In fact, if you take time to have your home repainted and looking neat, fresh and clean, it may even increase the asking price. If you really do not wish to invest any money into cleaning up the property, then just tidy it up as much as possible and consider factoring minor repair costs into the asking rate, by offering a discount.
Research the best time to sell
Research which month or season is the best time for selling property in your area, as this can help you in selling your property fast. Property sale studies have shown that property sales drop during winter months, so aim to have your property on the market around the spring and summer seasons.
Thoroughly inspect and clean the outside of the property
The appearance of your property from the outside is just as important as inside. The outside view gives the viewers their first impression of the property, so do all you can to help make it a positive one. Make sure that the property is clean and tidy and that less attractive features are not overly obvious. Make sure areas such as the guttering is clean and clear, and that the garden area is tidy. Consider “dressing” the outside of your home with external plants and flowers. You could even keep plants and flowers in pots, so they can be taken away to your new property, if you wish. For a good first impression the effort will be well worth it.
Market your property well
Don’t leave selling your property up to chance. A small billboard outside of your home or a few small adverts in the local classifieds advertising “property for sale” won’t get you very far. Instead, seek out an experienced property agent to sell your property. If your home comes under the “luxury homes” or “designer homes” category, make sure you find an agent that specializes in this area. A professional, experienced agent is crucial for enticing buyers and selling your property quickly.