5 Simple Shortcuts to a Quicker House Sale
Selling your home is an incredibly stressful process. For a lot of people, it will prove to be the most stressful experience of their lives. No one wants the process to be stressful, so how can you make it go a bit smoother? Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help you.
Here are 5 of the easiest and best ways to sell your house quickly, while avoiding the strain associated with it.
Be Fair with Your Pricing
The biggest reason for a slow house sale and a lack of interest is down to bad pricing. If people take one look at your price and then turn away, you’ll be waiting a long time to find a buyer. So, make sure you price your home realistically.
Look at how much similar properties in the area are selling for and base your asking price on that. Alternatively, you could get a professional valuation done. If you do this though, it’s a good idea to have two done so you can see if there’s a difference in the valuations.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
People coming to your home to view it may have made their minds up on whether or not they like the property before they even ring the doorbell. This is how strong first impressions can be for people when they’re buying a home. It’s hard to change that instant gut reaction to a house.
That’s why making sure you house looks great from the curb is so vital. Tend to your front garden and don’t let people see it messy and overgrown. You should also show off the space you have on your driveway, this can be a great selling point.
Move Out the Pets
When people are viewing your home, the last thing they want is to smell pet smells. So make sure you rid the place of any bad odors before they arrive.
It’s usually a good idea to move all the pets outside before viewings too. Or you could take them to a friends house. You shouldn’t assume that everyone likes dogs as much as you do. Having a dog jump all over you if you don’t like dogs is never fun.
Give Your Home a Thorough Clean
It’s a simple bit of advice, but not enough people do it properly. Your house has to be clean if you’re going to have any chance of making a quick sale.
This means vacuuming the carpets, doing the window cleaning and making sure all your clutter and mess is put away in a hidden away storage space. If this seems like a lot of hard work, you could get a professional cleaning company to do this before you put your house on the market.
Find Unusual Ways to Generate Interest
Using an estate agent is a great way to sell your house, but it isn’t the only way. Think about using the internet, and all the possibilities it allows you, to help sell your house. You’ll also avoid a lot of estate agent fees!
Hopefully, you now have the inspiration you need to make a few changed to your home and make that sale happen quicker.