If you have ever put your home up for sale, you would be in a position to give a narration of the tiresome ordeal. Despite these hurdles, many buyers are more interested in houses available for sale in the first few weeks that it is placed on the real estate market. This means you will have to strike when the metal is still hot and close the deal before the listing you have placed grows stale.
1. Remove Personal Belongings & Store Them in a Storage Unit
When most potential buyers visit a house, they want to feel like they are viewing their future home and not just taking a tour. This means you will have to remove all customized decorations you had put in the house. You might need to do some serious refurnishing of the house and make any necessary repairs. The kitchen and cabinets happen to be one of the places that always need constant repairs. Remove personal belongings like pictures, repaint the house to have neutral colors and declutter.
Decluttering your home doesn’t entail storing everything you have into the closets. Buyers tend to look at all the storage spaces that are available in a house listed for sale. Overstuffed closets will definitely give a bad impression. If you have kids and/or pets, it’s best to get a temporary place to rent for a few months, then the other personal stuff can be stored in a storage unit. Go for a portable storage unit, as this will ease your transportation of belongings to your new home.
2. Have a team of professionals to work with
The first expert you should look for is a reliable real estate agent who is very qualified and well-connected. This means they need to have a good track record of selling homes fast. The agent will be able to determine the value of your house from the perspective of a potential buyer. This will give them a chance to recommend the flaws that need to be softened and strengths that need to be highlighted. An experienced real estate agent will be able to enter your home and find what will wow prospective buyers by promoting the listing online. A good agent will help in getting a professional photographer who will be able to take the best pictures of your home. Buyers tend to want more pictures of a potential home such as bedrooms, living room, kitchen, patio, garden, etc. A good photographer will give your home the best online visual presentation.
3. Promote your own home
Let word go around that your house is for sale. You might be shocked that a colleague from work might have been interested in your house for a long time. Marketing the listing should not only be done by the agent, it’s also your responsibility to share the listing information on social media platforms. Share the listings to as many friends and family members as possible. You can even get help from your neighbors and the homeowner’s association. They might end up recommending a buyer. It’s a big plus if you have a wonderful relationship with your neighbors and/or homeowner’s association, since they will be able to put in a good word about your house to potential buyers.
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