How To Sell Your Property Faster

 

Putting your home on the property market is always a big decision, and it can take a long time to come to the conclusion that it is definitely the time to do it.

 

However, once you are listed with a realtor, and you are determined that you want to sell and buy elsewhere, you will want the property to sell as quickly as possible, reducing the amount of stress that you might feel during the process.

 

For this to happen, any potential buyer must feel some kind of connection with the property as soon as they step through the front door. They need to be able to see it as their next home. This is why it is so important to get the property looking as it needs to before listing it because first impressions genuinely do count. So, in order to sell more quickly at a price that you want, the following ideas and tips should help.

 

Exterior

You may not think about the exterior of your home very much. After all, you don’t see it that often, and most of the time you will be concentrating on making the interior look its best. However, the exterior is what will give any potential buyers their first impression of your property, and if it doesn’t look good, they may not want to look any further, and that can cost you a sale.

 

Take some time to tidy up the front of your property where you possibly can. If you have a front yard, make it look neat, and perhaps even plant some shrubs and flowers to give it a more homely, looked after feel. It will depend somewhat on the time of year as to what you plant, so ensure you do your research first. It’s not just the yard that needs to be cared for, of course. Don’t forget your front door and the outside furniture too. A fresh coat of paint or a new door knocker can make all the difference.

 

Small Jobs

When you start to really look around your home, you’ll begin to see that there are many small jobs that need to be done. It might be a light bulb that needs changing, or a crack in the wall that needs filling, or even a dripping faucet. These are the kinds of things that can easily go unnoticed when you are living in a property. They just become part of your home, and you become so used to them that they become invisible. Someone who is coming to view your home to see if they want to buy it will notice these small things, and they could quickly put them off the idea of making you an offer. Therefore, fixing these little issues is something that will need to be done. The jobs won’t take long, and they won’t cost a lot, but if you don’t do it, they can mean that it takes longer to sell your home.

 

Large Jobs

In some cases, there will be larger jobs that need doing around the house. Your kitchen or bathroom might be outdated and need renovating, for example. These are two significant rooms in any home, and if you spend some money on making them look immaculate and new, you will be able to sell more quickly than if you leave them. This is because any potential buyer will know that they won’t have to spend any money on doing the place up once they move in. You, however, can add that money to the asking price so as not to lose out. Not only will you sell more quickly, but you should be able to make more money in the process.

 

Your Real Estate Agent

In many cases, it is not the house that is the issue and the reason that it takes a long time to sell; it is the real estate agent instead. If they are not proactive and don’t chase up leads or don’t come across well to the potential buyer, they may lose the sale, and it would be through no fault of your own. It is why you should ask more than one real estate agent to value your home. You need to pick the one that you will be able to work with, and who you have faith will be able to sell your home.

 

Check out reviews for any real estate agent you are thinking of using, and find out how they work and how many homes for sale they have in your area. After meeting them in person, you should be able to make a decision.

 

Declutter

Everyone obtains possessions throughout life, and you may not even realize just how much you have, especially if you have lived in a property for many years. However, the more ‘stuff’ you have, the more full your house will be, and the more cluttered it can look. It may not worry you, but it could quickly put off potential buyers.

 

Since you know you are going to need to pack everything up anyway when you move, you can start to do so even before your property is put up for sale, decluttering as you go. Not only will this save you time later down the line, but it will make your home look much more tempting for those who might want to buy it.

 

You can even use this opportunity to remove items that you no longer want or need, to save taking them to your new home. You can throw them out, or even take them to Goodwill or perhaps have a garage sale and make some cash. The items that you do want to keep can be boxed up and stored in your garage if you have one, or a storage locker if that is more practical.

 

Color

When you are living in a property, you can choose to have it decorated in whichever colors suit your taste. However, when you come to sell that property, those colors might be working against you. After all, your taste is sure to be different to someone else’s. The best way to help to sell your property more quickly is to make it completely ready for someone else to move in, and this might mean painting over the colorful walls or removing the patterned wallpaper and keeping everything neutral. Doing so will make it much easier for someone to imagine their own style in the property and could convince them to buy!

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