In these difficult times, it’s hard enough to sell your house in normal circumstances and it’s even harder if you are looking for a quick sale. Many people are finding themselves in the situation where they need a quick sale because they are moving abroad, have seen their dream home or simply need to free up capital.
Whatever the reason for a sale, there are a few simple things you can do that can make your house stand out from the crowd. Here are a few practical suggestions on how to sell your house fast.
When thinking about how to sell your house, one of the key things is to make it look as spacious and clutter-free as possible. Now is the time to clear out large pieces of furniture and take down the family photos. You are aiming to have all surfaces clear and all personal items hidden from view. This lets your buyers visualise how they would fit into your home without being distracted by your personal items. If necessary, rent a local storage unit to store larger items until you secure a sale.
Freshen up the decor
It is worth spending some time freshening up the décor in your house. You might love lime green walls, but many potential buyers won’t, so cover up any bright colors with light, neutral tones. Have a good look around and touch up any worn or damaged paintwork. If you have carpets, consider getting a professional carpet cleaner in to give them a thorough deep clean – it will be money well spent if it helps to secures you a quick sale.
Think about first impressions
There is a lot of talk of the ‘curb-appeal’ of a property and any prospective purchaser’s first impressions of your house will be a huge factor for whether they want to buy it. If you have a front garden, make sure it is tidy and weed-free. Clear away any rubbish and trim back any overgrown plants.
Consider your price
If you are looking for a quick sale, be realistic about your price. Don’t be greedy – price your property at the price that it is worth, not what you would want to get in an ‘ideal world’. Make sure you don’t price it to low because some purchasers may have suspicion and wonder what is wrong with the house.
Offer buyers an incentive
Consider offering some sort of financial incentive for your buyers. Agree to pay the buyer’s closing costs or throw in some of your furniture if they ask. Anything that will make your property stand out from others that are on the market could help to secure a sale.
Use a house purchase company
A quick and easy way to sell your home quickly is to consider using a third party company such as National Homebuyers. They will guarantee to buy your house at an agreed price and will work to your timetable. This approach means you don’t even have to take your house onto the open market and is a quick and easy solution for sellers who need to move very quickly.