No one knows what the future holds for the real estate market. Although many are the times when it takes months or even years to sell a single house, there are times when you only need a day to make a sale.
With the real estate market highly unpredictable, it is hard to say when you will get a serious client to buy your house. Although many people may show up to view the house, only a handful of them could be really interested in the house.
This however, depends on the condition of the house, staging, and location among other factors. Staging the home properly and pricing it just right can help attract the right clients your way.
Here are a few simple yet clever tips
that helped sell my house fast.
Small improvements do matter when selling your home. Before you can even put up a “For Sale” signboard outside, take some time to clean everything up.
You do not want potential customers to find carpets baked in dirt or grime or even dusty kitchen cabinets. If need be, have professional cleaners handle the cleanup job for better results. An impeccably clean house will attract more potential buyers your way as compared to an untidy one.
2. Take on small upgrades
No one wants to buy a house that needs extensive repairs, especially with light fixtures and plumbing. While you should not invest on a major remodel, small upgrades such as installing a new kitchen sink, fixing cabinet doors, shower curtains, and light fixtures can give your house a facelift, which can be a key selling point.
Focus mainly on the bathroom and kitchen to see what needs to be replaced to make the house fully functional. Although the small fixtures may seem like nothing, these can be the tipping point to closing a deal.
3. Price the house just right
Once done with the minor upgrades and the cleanup job, you can then put a price tag on the house. To be sure you do not underprice or overprice the home, ask two or more real estate agents to help price the house.
You can also have a financial advisor inspect the house then put a value on it based on the current market trends. It’s advisable to set a realistic price on the house to attract the right customers.
Although many people may be against this, putting a slightly lower price tag on the house can actually help you get more for the house, and have it sell much faster. The logic is, the lower price could start a bidding war which will eventually bring the price up.
Although staging won’t cost you any money, it could help attract a potential buyer. You, therefore, need to ensure the house is clean enough, ensure everything is working correctly, and all the rooms are organized properly.
Consider putting out some fresh flowers on counters, and a fresh fruit basket on the kitchen table. Be sure to take pictures of the house (after staging) from all angles.
You will need these pictures to advertise the house on the web. I too use post-staging pictures to help sell my house on social media.
5. Advertise Online
The internet provides a great platform where you can stage and promote your house to potential home buyers. Using the pictures you took to create an online ad on the house for sale.
These photos, however, need to be clear enough showing every detail in and outside the house. Ask a realtor to post your ad on their website, even if you have to pay a fee.
You also need to take advantage of the power of social media to increase the visibility of the ad. Post another ad on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even LinkedIn to increase visibility and customer base.
Be sure to include contact details on these ad posts for potential buyers to be able to communicate with you.
If the house is staged properly and in good condition, it then shouldn’t take long before your first client makes a call. If you, however, aren’t ready to go through the trouble, you can then sell the house to house-flippers or realtors.
These tips, however, helped sell my house without any struggle, you too can.