It is not pleasant when you want to sell home but nobody is interested in. Selling a home need not be a bitter encounter. We should healthily treat it as a source of marketable commodity, a money-generating property, a real estate. We should see our property as not just a plain house or a shelter, but as a fortress! In selling a home, we should also let other people (especially prospective buyers) get the same home sweet home experience we had.
Here is the first action you should do to have a good move in selling a home is to first cut off your personal attachment from it. Have it ready for others to see and in time, they’ll consider buying it.
Most people usually are not searching for big houses. They might consider the size more important if they have a large family, but most probably they’ll look for the comfort and homey feeling it brings. In selling a home, remember to restore its best features – just like the way it looked when you first stepped in.
You should remove all posters and frames of photos and de-personalize before selling a home and presenting it to prospective buyers. Make sure you have a final walkthrough to see if all personal memorabilia has been removed. Then try to see the parts of your home that need some re-conditioning.
All the clutter should be removed too as it is also a major step in selling a home. Sadly though, this part is also the hardest to do for homeowners as they have become emotionally attached to it. On the part of the buyer, seeing clutter is a very negative thing that will drive them away from the idea of buying. In selling a home, highlight all spacious area of the house and clear away all visible clutter.
In selling a home, you will most likely meet two types of realtors. Realtor Type #1 will present and come up with prices much lower than what you’ve estimated and will strongly strengthen their statements with sales records of homes similar to yours. Then here comes Realtor Type #2 who perfectly agrees and matches with how much value you are expecting to get, or sometimes they may even declare a higher value. Study their Competitive Market Analysis before you decide.
A last tip for selling your home is to take action now! Review your plans, pair up with the right realtor, and in just a short time you will feel much more comfortable in buying and selling real estate.
Nowadays, home buyers are having more choice about the homes they will buy. In the real estate market, competition is tough now to find a buyer that sees the potential in a home that needs a little work, without substantially lowering your asking price.
There is a reason why you cannot get a fair price. In many cases buyers expect your home to be in ‘move-in’ condition before parting with their money. They see new carpets and freshly painted walls in showrooms and are judging your home with the same measuring stick. It changes what people are willing to pay. You receive offers subject to negotiations – meaning you have more work to do before the sale takes place. Others may simply try to give you a ridiculously low offer if they buy ‘as-is’.
If you have pressing circumstances that mean you cannot do the work or cannot afford the time it would take to have the work done you may take one of these offers, losing thousands of dollars of value just because it was the best offer on the table.
Real estate investors know the market you are selling in. They are not put off by stains on the carpets, fading paint or any of the other typical wear and tear that comes with lived-in homes. You can find real estate investors who will take on all of the hassle of cleaning and prepping your home for new buyers – all the while taking over your payments so you don’t have to wait for the closing before moving on.
You save yourself the hassle of finding a buyer that’s willing to give you a fair price for your home while also being relieved of the work involved to make it look what its worth. This can be very important when a move needs to be made right away but you simply don’t have the time or ability to fix things up.
It is better to find a realtor that can sell your home on the date you choose, giving you a fair price and doing the fixing up for you! All they can do is listing your home to the market – the market will decide what they will pay, not the realtor. Instead you may be talked into doing the work yourself or lowering your price – not always an option.
Remember that an investor is a buyer – you will not be paying them to list your property, they will be purchasing it from you or taking over the payments until a buyer is ready to purchase. You will not pay commission fees and other usual closing costs – you just sell your home. Have your home evaluated and find out the process involved – its easier than you think!