Selling your home
Price it Right
When trying to sell fast, most sellers either price their property too high or too low in an attempt to gain attention and by doing so, increasing the offers that come their way. A smarter tactic, however, would be to research the average prices in your area, then do extra homework and check the selling prices within the last 6 months for 3-5 properties in your vicinity. So, price it mid-range, but don’t forget to do your homework.
Lastly, and most importantly, do not let your emotions, reminiscence, nostalgia, and attachment to your home affect your judgment. Be critical in your thinking, and estimate your house properly, without being emotional about it.
It doesn’t matter how much it means to you, nor how many years you spent in it.
Think Like a Buyer
Sure, when you want to buy a new house, you want it to be squeaky clean, have no defects, and be in pristine condition.
So why would you expect your potential buyer to be any different? They will be methodical, relentless, and won’t settle. If you are looking for shortcuts, and for people who don’t pay attention, you will probably sell your house eventually, but it won’t be FAST and it may sell for less money than you were hoping.
Don’t just arrange pillows nicely and vacuum the floor. Clean the carpets, get rid of the dust on all fans, across rooms. Polish all the windows and mirrors.
It’s 2022. If your property isn’t presented online – you have a problem. Technology is moving fast, and it is shaping the way we live and shifts the way we interact and communicate. In fact, there’s little that’s been untouched by technology. Those who didn’t heed to this advice collapsed miserably.
You will get fewer views, fewer eyes, and less interaction with your home-sale if it is not accessible online.
Today, the internet is the driving force behind home sales, and you should keep that in mind if you want to sell your home fast.
A surefire way of increasing the speed of selling is by having top-notch terms and creative incentive clauses. For example, you can offer the buyer to purchase by a certain date, and in return, you will pay the remaining property taxes for the year.
Another example is for you to offer the buyer a $1-2 thousand credit toward closing costs, or offer to pay closing costs entirely. This will definitely help you receive some serious attention from people looking at similar homes.
A buyer who feels more at ease knowing that they’re covered against such problems could make your home more attractive than a competing home.
Finally, your haste to sell can definitely work in your favor.
Some buyers are motivated by the option to close in a short amount of time. Show you are committed to closing the deal within 30 days or less – it will set your deal apart and get you a contract faster.