Tips to Sell a House Fast
Selling a house can be a quick and painless experience or a laborious chore that’s dragged out for years. As the owner, you have a surprising amount of control over how smoothly this process runs. Detailed below are the most important tips to sell a house fast and tips to snag a buyer quickly so you can get a sold sign in front of your house!
Clean up your house’s exterior! The first thing a potential buyer is going to see, either in a realtor listing or in person, is the front of the house. The exterior essentially needs to hook the potential buyer in and make them want to see the rest of the house, which also needs to be in perfect condition for a retail buyer. View your house from across the street and really take in what are good and bad things about the front. Are there weeds or rubbish in the yard that need to be removed? Is it missing some greenery? Giving the yard a thorough cleaning and making little touches to the property such as planting some flowers or touching up a paint job can give your house that extra sparkle that hooks buyers.
One of the more over looked aspects of selling a house quickly is to de-clutter the place. The reason display homes always look really nice (besides everything being new) is that there is so much free space. Jam packed closets and an abundance of items stored makes the place look messy, smaller and like it doesn’t have adequate storage space. A quick and easy fix if you have a lot of belongings is to hire a storage unit and store everything you don’t need and haven’t used in the last couple months. You’ll be amazed with how much more space your house seems to have and potential buyers will be able to admire the house without getting caught up on and critiquing your personal items. This is one of the better tips to sell a house fast.
Real Estate Agent
Are you thinking about listing with a real estate agent? Do you have seven to fourteen months to try to find a buyer with a real estate agent? Are you okay with buyers walking through your house month after month? Are you okay with doing all the repairs that will be required before closing? Are you willing to pay 6% or 7% of the sales price a real estate agent just to put the house on the MLS in hopes of finding a buyer? Are you willing to pay all the retail buyer’s closing costs? You better do some serious research when choosing a real estate agent if you go this route. You want to get someone that knows the ins and outs of your neighborhood. Someone more familiar with the neighbourhood will be able to highlight benefits and negatives of the area and utilize that information to help sell your house to random people that call them. It’s also a good idea to check out the real estate agents reviews. See what previous clients have to say about the person to get a better idea if they’re the right choice for you. Still unsure? Check out how the agent promotes their properties. Do they do anything other than stick the listing on the MLS? Unfortunately, that’s all you get from most real estate agents. Are the properties promoted in print- magazines and newspapers? All of these things can be very telling in how effective your real estate agent is. While there any many other positive steps you can take to aid in the fast selling of your house, focusing on your houses curb appeal, the decluttering of the interior and finding a real estate agent in your neighborhood are the most effective, if you are looking for a retail buyer and if you have many months or years to sell your house.
I hope these tips to sell a house fast will help. f you don’t have many months or years to sell your house, you will be best served by working with us at Charleston SC House Buyers. We will buy your house in as-is condition, without you having to make any repairs at all and without you paying any real estate commission or buyer’s closing costs! To sell your house today, just fill out the short property questionnaire on our website and we will start working with you on a fair offer today.