Putting a house on the market can be a time-consuming and stressful process. If you’re on a tight schedule to get into a new home, hire a real estate agent for guidance and use these tips to help you sell your house faster.
Curb Appeal is Important to Sell Your House
An attractive property will sell faster than a house that has not been maintained. Before listing the home, boost curb appeal by trimming bushes, pressure-washing the siding, driveway, and deck, and making improvements to the entryway.
Curb appeal is important because the exterior of the house is the first thing a potential buyer will notice. When you’re in a hurry to sell, a good first impression is essential.
Flowers, greenery, and fresh mulch go a long way in making the yard attractive and welcoming. If you don’t have a green thumb, purchase ready-to-display planters and hanging baskets at your local home improvement store.
If the exterior of your home is faded, hire a professional to paint the outside. Fresh paint makes the house look brand new and well-maintained.
Clean the Home
Deep clean the entire house or hire a company to do the work for you. Cleaning should be at the top of your to-do list, especially if you’re still living in the home while it’s being shown to potential buyers. Keep living spaces tidy and clutter-free. This will make the home feel more spacious and comfortable.
Make Updates to Sell Your House Faster
Taking care of repairs and updates will make the property more attractive. Many buyers want a move-in-ready home. Purchasing a house and then spending more time and money making improvements doesn’t appeal to most buyers.
Repaint the walls and replace outdated wallpaper. New lighting fixtures can make any space feel more modern. If you hope to sell the property quickly, repair or replace components that are damaged.
If the property needs work but you choose not to make repairs, tell your buyer about the issues and adjust the price accordingly. A potential buyer will feel better about doing business with you when you’re honest about the condition of the property.
Set a Fair Price
If the plan is to sell the house quickly, consider lowering the price to generate interest. This is especially helpful in a market where there are a lot of available homes for sale. Choose a price that is a bit higher than the lowest offer you would accept so you still have room to negotiate with the buyer.
Hire a Home Inspector
A pre-listing home inspection will assess the condition of your property. If you don’t know what areas need improvements, the inspection report will give you an idea of where to begin. A pre-listing inspection helps you avoid surprises when the buyer orders their own assessment of the house. When you know the true condition of your home, you can set the right price and be prepared during negotiations.
Precision Home Inspectors provides inspection services, including pre-listing inspections, in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. If you’re selling your house, contact us to schedule an appointment.