How to ensure a fast home sale
Selling your home can be a stressful process. You want to get the best price, but you don’t always have months to spend waiting for a buyer.
We have been helping Mount Gambier residents to sell their homes for many years. Here are some secrets to help you speed up the process.
Get outside help to arrange an appraisal
You have to have an appraisal done to get a guide price for your house. An appraisal sets the home's approximate market value when it comes time to sell.
The appraisal process can be complex. To save time, it is wise to enlist professional help. Complete Real Estate, for example, can handle all the appraisal details for you, freeing you up to get on with other matters.
Start getting your home ready
The sooner your home is ready to sell, the sooner you can get it on the market.
If you're hoping to sell your home soon, there are a few things you can do to get it ready. First, take a look at its curb appeal. Sprucing up your landscaping and adding a few finishing touches to the exterior of your home can make all the difference. Buyers will be impressed from the moment they pull up.
Once you've tackled the outside, it's time to move on to the inside. Decluttering, deep cleaning, and adding a fresh coat of paint can all go a long way to helping you get top dollar when it comes time to sell. It can be tiring, but it will pay off – you don’t want your home to look like a ‘fire sale’ as this will encourage low-ball offers.
Do not be afraid to talk to your agent about the best way to style your home for maximum effect. Bringing in a stylist can move things along more quickly while improving the final price.
Get us to call our contacts/database
If you're looking to sell your home quickly, it's best to have buyers lined up before you even open the doors. A ready pool of potential buyers will increase your chances of getting your home off the market quickly.
No one has better contacts than your local real estate agent. Call Complete Real Estate and we will scour our database for interested parties.
Consider early offers
It is often the early offers that are the best ones. While you don't have to leap at the first bid that comes in, you should still take the time to consider all your early offers. If you are in a hurry to sell, one of them might be enough to cover your needs.
You may even be able to talk them up in price a little if you haven’t dismissed their offer. Buyers are trying to get the best deal and will offer as low as they think they can get away with. This doesn’t mean they don't have more in their budget. Talk to your agent about negotiations and see if you can boost an early offer.
Price it competitively
If your property is on the high end of the market, buyers will be more likely to be put off. You don't have to give it away for a song (we would not recommend that you accept an offer that’s too low), but a competitive price will rapidly lure those buyers, and hopefully you’ll then have more than one offer to contemplate.
Need to sell fast?
Although it is impossible to guarantee a fast home sale, there are certain things you can do to increase your chances. By following our tips, you can be sure that potential buyers will be impressed and want to snap up your property quickly.
Ready to get started? Give us a call today. We would love to help you sell your Mount Gambier home.