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The process of selling your house can be long and stressful. It can take months and months to complete the process, from putting it on to the market to signing on the dotted line and handing over the keys.
While we weren't selling our home, since we were moving from an apartment into our home, we did see a lot of things that homeowners could have done in order to make their homes a lot more attractive for potential buyers.
We stepped into one home and immediately stepped back out. While the listing stated everything we wanted, single floor plan, 4 acres, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, etc. The home smelled disgusting with cigarette smoke and the homeowner was sitting on her couch smoking. Kitchen was a disgusting mess, we couldn't enter the bedrooms because people were sleeping, so it was pointless for us to even go passed the entryway.
While selling, you are usually looking for a new house to buy and move into at the same time. There are occasions where you need to complete a sale fast. Maybe you are relocating abroad, or perhaps you can't afford to keep it on the market for too long.
Whatever the reason behind a quick sale, we have some tips to help you speed the process up. Read on to find out more.
Selling Your House: 4 Top Tips To Sell Quickly
When we see or hear the word renovate, we think of massive scale building projects, but this is not the case. Renovations can also mean something a little smaller that adds to the value and curb appeal of your home, thus making it more attractive to buyers.
Give the rooms a once over with a coat of paint and make sure all the fixtures, fittings, and any appliances that you are selling with the home work – any Frigidaire appliance parts can be bought online to make sure everything works as it should. Don't underestimate the value that this can add to your home.
Improve the curb appeal of your home
The saying always tells us not to judge a book by its cover, but this doesn't apply when it comes to buying or selling your house. If people do not like what they see on the outside, they are unlikely even to book a viewing to see the inside, no matter how beautifully decorated it might be.
Make a great first impression on your potential buyers by improving the curb appeal of your home – clean the windows, paint any woodwork, fix up any broken fences or gates, and tidy up the front garden.
This also means keeping your lawn cut & edging around the sidewalks, trees, flower gardens trimmed neatly. If you have trees on the property, make sure they are pruned at the correct time of year as well. This will keep them looking healthy and attractive.
Sell Your Home As It Is
You may well have heard of home flipping – this is where people buy houses for a low price, do them up and sell them on for a profit. While you will not get as much money for your property by selling to a house-flipper, it is a pretty quick and easy way to sell your house. They will take the house in whatever condition it is in because they will be renovating it. It isn't for everyone, but worth looking at if you are desperate for a quick sale.
Be prepared to haggle
Very few properties go for the price they are listed at. When putting your house on the market, you will need to brush up on your haggling skills because people will try to knock your price down. While this might not feel great when it comes to your house, it pretty much part and parcel of house selling and buying. Remember, for every day that it spends on the market, you are losing out on money.
While the selling your house process can be a long, difficult and tiring process, it doesn't have to be. With these tips, you can sell a home quickly and easily ready to move on to your next adventure in life.