Selling your home is never an easy decision, with all the memories that you may have formed from all the years living in it. Nevertheless, some things are inevitable. Some people sell their home due to financial or personal problems, or when they need to move to a different area. Whatever the reason may be, you must ensure that you are getting the best out of this life-changing decision. Sure, it is hard, time-consuming even, but if you do it right, selling your house will provide you with a sense of satisfaction, and of course cash to start the next chapter of your life.
KNOW WHAT HOMES ARE SELLING FOR IN YOUR AREA
First and foremost, you need to know how much your home will be worth by the time you finally decide to sell it. It may not be the same as when you first bought it, it may be lower or higher, depending on the market. The best way to know this is by researching the price of properties that were sold within your area within the last six months. Make sure that the comparable property is similar to yours. You can also ask a reputable sales agent about how much you can expect to get for your home. Ask about the difference between the marketed listing price versus the actual price sold.
FIX AND/OR UPGRADE NECESSARY AREAS
It is important to increase the value of your house. No one will want to buy a house that feels cluttered or one that has many areas that need repair. You don’t need to totally reinvent or remodel everything. What needs to be done however, is to upgrade or fix obvious red flags that may put off potential buyers such as a leaking roof or sink, discolored tiles, peeled wallpapers, and more. You can hire a professional house inspector to determine which areas need fixing and the overall price you will spend to fix it.
PREPARE YOUR HOME TO SELL
You will have to do a final check on your overall property before putting it up for sale. You will need to remove all personal and sentimental items such as pictures, collections, souvenirs, etc. You may need to store these somewhere temporarily, such as a public warehouse or an extra storage space in a family’s home. You will also need to check on how both inside and out look. Check and clean out all the closets, remove off-season items such as Christmas decorations, remove wilted plants. Outside your house, start pruning the plants, removing the weeds, or maybe start planting new shrubs and flowers. The curb appeal of your yard can be a turning point for a potential buyer being either interested in buying your home or not
START MARKETING YOUR HOME
You will have to start marketing and promoting your home after fixing and upgrading is complete. Use online platforms like social media to market your home. You can also resort to old school methods such as e-mailing or calling potential clients, open houses, and signages. You can also hire a professional listing agent. They can do everything for you, from marketing your house to negotiating with potential buyers, to closing the deal. This may cost you some money, but by hiring an agent, you will be ensured that your home will be handled professionally.
By following these tips, you can have a smooth transition of selling your house. And, just so you know a little about us, we are active real estate investors looking for properties in the Fairfield and New Haven, Connecticut areas. We can make an all-cash offer and close quickly. If there’s anything that we can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (203) 300-6477 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.