Every home seller wants to sell the house fast for the maximum price. To achieve this it is important to know which repairs are absolutely necessary and how to price it competitively to sell the house in the shortest time. By planning carefully and sprucing up the house professionally to maximize first impressions you can ensure a quick sale. You must get marketing tips on how to find qualified buyers and attract many offers to sell the house.
Best time to sell
Real estate markets generally pick up in February and the wave usually lasts till the end of June. This period is considered to be the strongest selling season. Another strong period is from early September to late November. Late November sees the market slow down due to the holiday season.
Avoid overpricing. The market situation also should be taken into account. The pricing should be in line with the prices of recently sold homes in the area as identified in the comparative market analysis report. Get purchase offers and make a counteroffer and be prepared for multiple offers if you have priced the house right. After finding out what the house is worth by looking at the prices of other houses in the neighborhood, you can price it 10% below them. This will help to sell your house in no time if it is the cheapest and newest in the market.
The advertising to sell the house must have all the selling points. Quality photographs and virtual tour of the house online can increase the traffic and showings. Hiring a professional stager for staging your home is a good idea to impress the potential buyer.
Repairs to be carried out
Find out which repairs and home improvement projects can increase the value to sell a house. Patch the cracks in the walls and replace the cracked floors and tile of the kitchen counter. Repairing and touching up kitchen cabinets can enhance the overall look of the house. Repair or replace doorknobs, drawers, etc. Leaky taps and faucets should be replaced in the bathrooms. The creaky floors and jamming drawers should be fixed. Make sure that the toilet seats are to be replaced. Repairing and replacing the missing shingles or tiles from the roof is also very important. Paint the exterior fixtures like the door frame, window trims, fence, and mailbox. Polish door handles and rust spots and make sure to repaint the areas with peeling paint. Paint the exterior fixtures like the door frame, window trims, fence, and mailbox. Polish door handles and rust spots and make sure to repaint the areas with peeling paint. Repairing faulty doorbell and sprinkler system is a must.
Preparing the house for sale
Once you have made the decision to sell your house the first thing to do is to dissociate yourself from it. Family heirlooms and personal photographs should be removed from the house. Removing all clutter is essential before showing the house to prospective buyers. De-clutter and clean off and organize everything on the kitchen counters and storage racks. Buyers tend to open to check kitchen cabinets and closets. If a potential buyer sees everything well organized, it would create an impression that you take good care of the entire house. Neatly arranged spice jars and dishes in the kitchen and arranging the shirts facing the same direction in the wardrobes and lining up the shoes in the rack are sure to create a good first impression. It is a good idea to have beds made, putting large furniture away, lock pets away and remove personal possessions etc.
House should sparkle
After deciding to sell the house, make sure the house looks spic and span. Remove cobwebs, clean fan blades, and wash the windows thoroughly. Sidewalks and exterior must be cleaned with a pressure washer. Wax the floors; re-chalk the tubs and sinks and showers. The sinks and washbasins must be stain-free. Chrome faucets and mirrors should be polished. Dust all furniture and light fixtures. Clean out the refrigerator and vacuum the house daily. Fresh towels must be hung and make sure there is no smell or odor anywhere. Replace dirty and worn-out rugs and curtains. Switchplates should be cleaned and sticky windows must be made to open easily. Trees should be pruned to allow natural light inside. Clean up the oily floor of the garage and keep the walks, patio, and derive ways clean. Mow the lawn and trim the bushes.
Xero Home Buyers mission is to help you sell your house as soon as possible so you can easily move forward to your future plans. No matter what the reason or why you’re selling your house, it is definitely a hard time for you and we want to make it easier. We are willing to offer you a cash payment for your house to help you through the process. Instead of waiting for “potential” buyers, we will do the work for you. Tough times call for tough decisions and we understand. Therefore, we want to help you. We can make this possible!
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