Sell Your Home Fast
Your home doesn’t have to sit on the market for months. Follow these proven tips on marketing your home and watch the offers come in.
Hire a Top-Notch Sales Agent
You need a good agent, an agent who knows your neighborhood. Real Estate Agents from Beaulieu Real Estate are trained to sell your home quickly and at the best price.
Price It Right
The No. 1 thing that will sell a house quickly is price. That’s the name of the game! If you price it right, it will sell. If you price it wrong, it won’t sell.
OK, so just how do you play the home-sale version of “The Price is Right”?
Hire an agent who has a good sense of what price will help sell your home sooner rather than later. As the owner, your objectivity is diminished, so give your agent free rein, within reason, to set the price. The broker will look at the average days a home in your neighborhood is on the market, how your home compares to others in the area and its condition.
Create a Sales Plan
Come up with a adjustable sales strategy, but make sure it’s flexible. What’s your initial asking price? How long will you insist on it before making a reduction? How much of a cut will you accept? What about after that? Having a plan in place will help you react quickly, and will move your home that much more quickly.
Clear Out the Clutter
It will make your home more inviting to buyers. After you thought you got out the clutter, take out more. Get it spare, open and fresh.
Don’t Get Distracted
What about those “cash for homes” ads you see on matchbook covers, billboards and late-night TV? Houses sold this way are heavily discounted. You will sell your property quickly, but it will go cheap, probably at a price that really won’t make you happy.
If time runs out and you’ve got to get out of Dodge without selling your home, consider renting it. Just be sure to strike a deal with the renters so your home will be available for showing. For example, if a home such as yours normally rents for $1,000 a month, offer a discount (say $750) in exchange for the renters making the house accessible for showings to potential buyers.
The downside of renting a house that you’re trying to sell is that its condition probably won’t be as pristine as you or buyers would like. One way around this problem, is to rent with an option to buy. Let people move in six months and pay rent and then close, for example.
This is a buyer’s market, but even so, a house is still very expensive for most people. If you have a buyer that needs help to close the deal, consider offering some sort of incentives to make the deal happens. For example, you can offer to cover some parts of the closing costs. This works especially well with first time home buyers.
Don’t Be There
When you are having an open house, leave the house. It’s uncomfortable for you to have strangers in your home, and likewise, it’s uncomfortable to be in other people’s home. So why create any more tension? Leave the house and let your real estate agent takes care of business. Let your buyers look around at their leisure without your scrutiny.
Selling your house in a down market isn’t easy, but you can do some work to make your chances better. In the end your house will show better, and you’ll be able to sell your house that much quicker.
Contact a professional Realtor from Beaulieu Real Estate who knows your neighborhood and knows the tricks of the trade to sell your home fast.
Sell your home quickly and at the best price!
Contact one of our real estate agents today. They know the neighborhood.