How to Sell Your House Quickly
The current market is less than ideal for anyone looking for a speedy turnaround; only 50% of the properties put on sale last year actually sold. If you don’t have time to wait for the market to pick up, but you do need to sell your property, there are ways to increase the chances of your home numbering among those that do sell – and sell fast, at that. If you’re in a bad situation and need a quick sale to stop you from being repossessed, or have an imminent move abroad planned, don’t despair. Here’s some advice to ensure you get the quick conveyance you need.
Finish Those DIY Jobs
If you’re selling your home, don’t fall into the trap of believing that those unfinished DIY jobs can wait for the next owner. The more a potential buyer has to do to the house when they move in, the more reluctant they will be to buy it. Even those who remain interested might ask for a reduction in price, as a full survey or Homebuyers Report will pick up on problems, however small.
Scrub your house from top to bottom. You need to get rid of every single speck of dust and grime – after all, no one wants to live with somebody else’s dirt. Pack away all of your clutter too: the piles of old videos; the Stephen King books that remind you of your teenage years; the dirty washing. Viewers will be expecting you to have made an effort to show your home to its full potential. If you don’t, it reflects poorly on your property, making it seem as though it’s not worth even trying to spruce it up. Don’t assume viewers will turn their brains inside out trying to work out what actually lies beneath your mess. They won’t; they’ll just walk away. As you clean and tidy, try to depersonalise; a buyer needs to imagine themselves in your property, and that’s a lot harder to do with your personal things strewn all over the place. Pack them away. This has the added bonus of getting things boxed up ready for your move.
Create the Right First Impression
First impressions are everything. A buyer’s first sight of your property will be of the exterior. If it doesn’t appeal to them as they drive by, they’re not going to waste their time booking a viewing. Give your property a facelift: wash the windows, repaint the door and tidy the garden. If you’re going to make a sale, it is imperative that you get people inside.
Use More Than One Estate Agent
Many sellers fall into the trap laid by estate agents: the promise of a reduced fee if you agree to an exclusive contract; the guarantee that it would be a waste of money to pay more and have multiple agents, because they will definitely sell your home for you. Remember, the market is terrible. They’re not psychic. They’re not magicians or miracle workers. They’re agents who want their selling fee. If you need a quick sale, the worst possible position for you is to be stuck in a six month contract with an estate agent that can’t sell your property. Advertise your home with at least three agents, rather than tying yourself into a contract with one. A higher fee is a small price to pay for a property which actually sells.
Approach a Quick Sale Enterprise
If you’ve come to the end of the line with your property and you can’t wait any longer, get in touch with a business like Quick Move Now. Quick sale enterprises will buy a property in any condition and location – they don’t care if your colour scheme is outdated or you’re DIY project in the bathroom is only half done. These businesses will finalise the sale of your house within seven days, ensuring that your property is off your hands and cash is in your pocket when you most need it.