The moves mentioned below will help you sell your house way before you even put the “For Sale” sign.
Focus on first impression
Well, first impressions should not be a big factor in choosing the right house. However, this can only apply in a completely rational market. Sometimes I hate to admit this but the truth is we all become irrational when it comes to first impressions. So it is something we have to accept and use it to our advantage. If you are selling your house, try to make some improvements on it so that it creates a good first impression. For instance, you can paint the house, cut the overgrown house, weed the flowers and replace broken windows. All things do make a difference. Yes, you will spend some money, but it is a worthy investment because it can fetch more apart from attracting buyers.
Price it right
The way you price your house will determine how fast you will sell house fast. It may even determine whether you will sell the house at all. However, you need to remember that the market will always take care of the prices. It can happen sometimes that you list a house for much lower than the market value, but in the end, competing bids will take it back up to its true value or even hire. For instance, a seller recently listed a home, which had been appraised at $560,000, for $535,000 and ended up selling the same house for $575,000.
Make all necessary repairs
Some things may seem minor but they may end up being a turn-off to most potential buyers. Things like a leaky faucet or stained ceilings may give potential buyers that they will have a lot of repairing to do once they move in. inspect the interior and exterior of the house and repair anything that you think needs to be repaired. Do not overlook anything at all.
Stage the house
Home staging is the act of depersonalizing and rearranging the furnishing of the house to make it as attractive as possible; it is the process of de-cluttering and deeply cleaning the house. According to a survey by StagedHomes.com and International Association of Home Staging professionals, staged homes have 23% higher chances of being sold than non-staged ones. If you have lingering family photos on the tables, shelves and walls, pack them out. Clean closets; get rid of the old rags and so on. Do everything possible to make the house refreshing and new.
Spread the word
There are so many ways to let people know you are selling a house, ranging from asking your friends to spread the word to posting it on Facebook to letting your colleagues at work know about it. You will be amazed at the power of the word of mouth. It may also save you agency fees.
Nonetheless, if you are in a hurry to sell the house, you may just want to use realty agents. In fact, realty agents can help in a number of ways, including making sure that you comply with the legal side of the business. They can also help you get maximum value of the house.