Finding a buyer especially if you wish to sell your house fast can be a long and drawn-out process. Day after day, homeowners expect a buyer will come along with a great offer. Many homeowners sacrifice their profits in an attempt to make a quick sale. However, there are many ways you can speed up the sale of your house and close the deal fast.
As we all know, the property market varies drastically in the Florida area just like most of the U.S. real estate. The increasing rents and the cheap mortgages are attracting many renters to consider becoming homeowners in today’s economy. If you are also thinking of selling your house fast, this may be a good time. But before you go out and put up a “sale” sign, follow these tips to make sure you sell your house as quickly as possible with the best price.
Tips for selling your house fast in any market
Price it Right:
Price is the largest factor that determines the quickness of a sale. Find out what your home is worth and consider a discount which will make your property irresistible to potential buyers and also provides you with a comfortable profit. Of course, many sellers don’t risk it but shaving off 10 – 20 % of the actual market value will stampede you with buyers making multiple bids.
List it at the right places:
Make your house as visible as possible by targeting potential buyers through various real estate publications and local online message boards such as Craigslist.
The first impression is important:
Quick fixes before selling your house always pay off. According to Leah Hennen in an article on the HGTV website, “a fresh coat of paint and clear bright lighting can make a great first impression.” It is also important for homeowners to fix the gutter, windows, and doors as well as coat the exterior before potential buyers come. She also advises sellers to pay extra attention to their lawns as curb appeal will draw the buyers to take a look inside.
Take the home out of your house:
De-personalize your house before selling. The more personal stuff in your house, the less prospective buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your personal stuff like family photos and mementos. Arrange the furniture in such a way that the rooms feel more spacious and appealing to the buyers.
Clean the closets:
Buyers will snoop around. So make sure you clean your closets and keep some empty space inside so they can assess the storage space.
Always be ready to present:
Make sure you or the agent is always available to show around the house whenever a potential buyer comes up. Being available does not only mean being there but your house should also be in “ready to show” mode for the buyers. That means no dirty dishes, clean and sparkly washrooms, and no dust bunnies lying in the corners. It may be inconvenient for many but it will get your house sold definitely.
With these tips in mind, your house will attract many buyers as possible – at the right price.