Are you ready to sell your house or condo? There are 5 simple tips you can use that will help you sell your house fast.
Tip 1: Price your property right
The biggest single thing you can do to make sure your property sells promptly is to make sure that it is not overpriced. It is easy to get talked into pricing your property at a much higher price than the market demand if you are working with a realtor who is ready to do anything to get your business. If one realtor tells you that he can sell your property for $525,000, and another realtor says $500,000 is the top price you can get, it might be tempting to go with the realtor who suggests a higher price. However, this could be a way of a realtor trying to lure you into giving them your business, or it may just be the result of inexperience in your area. You want to work with the realtor you can trust who will help you to price it aggressively but still ensure you get full value. An experienced realtor who is used to working in your specific neighborhood or area can help you best with this. Ask neighbors who have recently purchased what the going rates are for properties in your area and stay up to date on trends in your area.
Tip 2: Keep Your Place Super Clean
If you are serious about selling your home and getting top value, you need to be serious about keeping it super clean. At the top of the market, potential buyers are more exacting. This means that buyers will expect your home to be spotlessly clean prior to a walk-through. For many people the best option is to hire a housekeeping service. A housekeeping service can get your property cleaned up and in tiptop shape with a deep cleaning, and then come on a weekly or biweekly basis to do maintenance cleaning. Keeping the house clean is one critical step that many buyers forget about when they are planning to sell their homes. They may put in new light fixtures or repair the patio but neglect to keep their house clean. A messy house will turn off a lot of buyers, who fear that mess and disorder might be hiding some real underlying problems such as stained carpet or signs of water damage or flooding.
Tip 3: Set a Time Frame
Unless you are planning to make a move for a job to a different city, and the timeframe for your move is already set, then your move can be placed on a flexible timeframe. However, there is no point in keeping your house on the market indefinitely if the market just isn’t responding right now. Keeping a property up on the market for an extended period of time is not a good marketing technique. There is always the most interest in brand-new properties that just go up on the market. Properties that have been for sale for six months or longer are often perceived as having some serious problems or being overpriced. For this reason you should set a realistic timeframe that will help you to decide how long you want to keep your house up on the market, which will help you decide when you should look at other options such as renting the property out and proceeding with other plans.
Tip 4: Stay Positive
Any time you are selling a house there will always be the naysayers who tell you that you’ll never sell or that it will take a long time or that things will go badly. These are often the people who have had a lot of bad experiences with selling the house. While you can learn a few things from their negative experiences, do not put too much weight on their advice since according to what they’re saying they have never had a good house selling experience. Perhaps they aren’t the ones you should be talking to. Make sure you are listening to advice from people who actually know how to successfully sell a home in your area. When you’re selling a house, remember that at any time, a good offer could come in. The way you take care of your house and prepare for the next showing does matter. You are only one good offer away from a sale.
Tip 5: De-Clutter Your Home
When buyers walk into a home that is untidy and is overstuffed with furniture, the space appears more cramped and crowded and people tend to assume it is a smaller and less desirable property. Simply put, this just means that if you have too much stuff in your home, it will lose some of its value, go for a lower price, or take longer to sell. The closets will look smaller. The living room will look less inviting. Bathrooms may be unpleasant if they’re not in perfect order. Take some time to move extra furniture or stored items into a self storage unit nearby and have a housekeeping service come and tidy things up. These things can significantly impact the value of your property in a positive way and help make it more sellable.
If you are interested in hiring an experienced San Diego housekeeping service to come and help you get your property ready for sale, contact Golden Shine today.