If you’re having trouble selling your property, you’ve stumble upon the right place. Reliable reports indicate that in some markets the current supply of properties in the real estate market is considerably higher than the demand. It can become difficult for you to sell your own. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks that you can take advantage of which would seriously facilitate the process.
Here are our top tips to help sell your property:
Tip 1: A property for sale must be in a “move in ready” condition
Of course, your home must be pleasing to the eyes. Nevertheless, it must also be “move in ready” condition. In other words, whoever wants to buy it has to be able to move in the unit quickly without having to undergo tremendous repairs. This implies that all the electrical components, appliances, doors, plumbing fixtures must work efficiently. These fixtures must also be in complete compliance with the building codes and regulations. You wouldn’t your potential buyers to think that they´d have to spend more money and time on fixing the property. You´d want to give them the impression that the home is ready for inhabitants.
Tip 2: Get rid of the clutter
You know very well how big your home/property is and how much space it has. But, the potential buyers probably have less of an idea. They won’t be able to picture or visualize how they can work that space if it’s cluttered with various things. You should consider getting rid of your furniture and personal items before showing your home. You must actually pretend that you’re moving out and have your personal items stored away. You can give away what you can, throw away what you haven´t used in at least year, and only then proceed to pack the rest. You can also consider hiring the services of a stager to help you use your space more efficiently.
Tip 3: Provide attractive offers
If you’re having a difficult time selling your property, you should provide attractive offers to help sweeten the deal on the property for sale. For instance, you can consider providing the buyer credit of a few thousand dollars on the closing costs. Or, you could simply offer to pay the closing costs in full. Everyone, including buyers, is on the lookout for deals that can tempt them into making the purchase. Additionally, you should also consider offering a transferable home warranty on all the electrical appliances in the home. There is no doubt that a potential buyer will be more tempted to purchase your property if you provide him/her with the assurance of a warranty.
Tip 4: Make the exterior of your home more aesthetically pleasing
It’s not uncommon for people to overlook their home´s curb appeal. Many tend to focus on the interiors. However, you should know that potential buyers initially take a good look at the home´s external appearance before even considering going in. In order to make the exterior of your home more aesthetically pleasing, you could apply a fresh coat of paint on your property for sale. In addition to that, you should also ensure that the lawn and bushes are maintained properly and manicured to impress.
Tip 5: Make your property different
In order to stand out, it’s necessary for you to make sure that your property for sale boasts of unique, attractive designs that help it stand out on top of the competition in the neighborhood, should there be any. You don’t have to spend a fortune on upgrading your home. Instead, you can install a new roof, or install new high-grade windows. You can also consider fixing a patio and gazebo in the backyard to complement your outdoor swimming pool. And, if you add custom features in your home, you must include the information in your property´s listing information.
Tip 6: Make sure your home is listed properly online
Where do potential buyers start their home search? Well, they start their home search online! Hence, the online listing of your home must be attractive enough to lure the potential buyers into getting in their cars to see your property. You can make your online home listing more attractive by adding pictures of your home. Reports published by reliable sources indicate that listings that have more than 6 pictures uploaded tend have more viewers than listings with fewer pictures.
Tip 7: Leaving some furniture behind
In addition to providing the buyer a credit of a few thousand dollars on the closing costs, or simply offering to pay the closing costs in full, you can also consider leaving some good stuff behind to help sweeten the deal. Some of these could include a plasma screen LED TV, or kitchen appliances. You could also include some of the furniture in the deal.
Tip 8: Don´t price it too high!
Ok, you might have spent a lot of your money and time on the renovations and whatnot, but that doesn’t mean that you should price your home out of the market. It’s still of paramount importance for you to price the property correctly and appropriately. In order to come up with a fair price, you can easily visit several online real estate sites. Visiting these sites will give you a general idea of how much your home is worth; these sites will provide you with information on how much the homes in your vicinity are selling for. In addition to visiting useful online real estate sites, you can even ask your Realtor to provide you with details on how much similar homes in your area sold for in the last month or so. Buyers are very educated these days and if they notice that your price listing is too high, it can discourage them from even visiting your home.
Tip 9: Make sure the potential buyers have easy access to your property
If you don´t let visitors into your property, it won’t get sold. You shouldn’t make it hard for your agents to bring clients into your home. If your home is only available at a certain, restrictive period, the agents will show clients some other places that are more accessible. You must do everything possible to let the clients and potential buyers know that your property is available for viewing purposes any time of the day.
For more tips on selling your property or buying a new one, contact Team Couch today!