It may seem easy to sell a house, but that’s hardly true. Whether the property is salable as it is or not, a seller has a lot of work to do to make sure he snatches the best deal.
If you want to sell your home fast, here are tips that can help:
> Pick the right estate agent.
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Ask no less than three agents to assess your home and show you some similar properties that they just sold. Have a chat with some of their old clients, or personally check out some of the homes they’re presently selling. Choose an agent with a user-friendly website, and make use of all the property portals you can find.
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> Have some high-quality brochures printed.
Get a copy of the best house brochure within your area and price range, and have your agent see it. Tell him you want your brochure to be equally. The sales details must include a floor plan, descriptions for the rooms and an account of the neighborhood.
> Make your home easy for potential buyers to see.
Your agent is expected to supervise the viewing, but if he can’t make it, make yourself available. But be a little more flexible about timing, no matter how inconvenient it may seem.
> Have an open house.
If you’re not seeing any progress, let your agent provide prospective buyers a two-hour window for viewing. To make attendees feel they’re special, hire some extra staff and distribute some personal invitations. An open house creates news possibly bring in earlier as well as higher offers.
> Invest in professional photography.
It’s important to have professionally taken photographs of your property. Some agents even take aerial pictures of homes they’re selling with the use of remote-control helicopters.
> Offer your agent an incentive for a fast sale.
Tell your agent you plan to give him an extra half a percent if he manages to sell your property in six weeks’ time. Don’t use a 12-week contract with an agent. Four weeks is adequate and gives you the chance to have another agent, creating a sense of competition to sell.
> Get your property in great shape.
Complete any unfinished DIY jobs, and be sure that the paintwork is perfect before you take pictures. Buyers typically like homes that are move-in ready. On top of that, make sure the property is free of clutter and clean inside out. Buyers need to envision themselves in the house, which is impossible if you’ve got your stuff crowding each room.
> Be organized.
Don’t give your buyer more time than what is absolutely necessary – remember that one-third of sales fall through. Have a conveyancing solicitor act for you, so that a deal can proceed as speedily as possible. Delays give buyers the leeway to have second thoughts or be exposed to more properties.