While most sellers think of the end result, making the most money you can on your house is the goal. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work out the way we want it to. There can be hiccups along the way if you aren’t careful.
If you are getting ready to sell your home, consider these three easy techniques:
One strategy home sellers can consider is to come out with a low asking price. The rationale behind this move is that if you list your home below the current market value, it will attract a lot of buyers. The best-case scenario is that this will in turn create a bidding war, resulting in your home being sold over the listing price.
At the same time, you want to tread lightly, as this strategy has some drawbacks. There is also a chance that you get offered a price lower than what you listed at. If you receive multiple low offers and do not create a bidding war, you could leave money on the table when you sell your home.
Statistics show that hiring a home stager has its advantages. There is never a guarantee, but your chances of selling quickly can increase.
Home stagers rearrange furniture, use neutral paint colors on walls, invite simplicity into each room, and cater to a general audience of homebuyers. They have an eye for “turn offs” and “turn ons” that potential buyers might run into, but the real goal is in creating a blank canvas for the homebuyers to project their own life within the home.
If a home stager costs too much for you, research the topic of home staging on your own. There are plenty blogs, articles, applications, and “how-to’s” out there to watch and read. Pinterest is an excellent search engine for selling ideas.
Honesty is the Best Policy
The Seller’s Disclosure is something all sellers will have fill out. It will list every past and current problem with the house. It truly helps the buyer to know any information on the house. Being dishonest can come back to haunt you.
An inspector should inspect the home before you decide to put it up for sell. They will come in and perform a walk through. Afterwards, they will have a copy of the report to give to you. You can give an extra copy to any potential buyer. When they see that you have had your house looked at, you are showing them your dedication, honesty, and efficiency.
If a buyer sees that there are discrepancies based on the inspector report, it is possible they will look elsewhere. Keep in mind that today’s homebuyers are more educated than ever.
If you want to create a quick and smooth process to sell your home, these three easy strategies can help your chances. Think like the buyer and strengthen their experience when visiting your home.