How to Sell Your House Fast
Ordinarily, most people take their time to decide whether to
sell their property or not. After all selling is not a decision
taken lightly. Home owners are generally are put off by the
hassle associated with the move.
However, as soon as they decide to sell, they want to
sell the house fast as they can - as long as the price is
However, not many properties sell at a price that the home
owner considers 'right'. Various studies show that most
people often consider their house to be worth more than
what the potential buyer considers it to be. And that is why
many properties stay on market for prolonged periods.
Every property has a buyer - but not every buyer pays the
asking price. The price paid, and the time taken to sell a
property, largely depends on the supply and demand ratio in
However the good news is: properties do not have to take for
ever to sell. And they do not have to sell at the rock bottom
prices either. If you are a home owner wanting to sell
your property fast, then you need to read the following tips.
They will help you to achieve higher price for your
Top Tips to Sell the House Fast
Try to do a little home work before you show your house to
the client. Due to the little changes that you have made there
may be an increase in the price of the property.
- When a buyer visits your house he will not look at the
tools, dirty washing, kid's toys etc.
- Be realistic: Most buyers do not
expect your house to look like a show house (unless it is
brand new) but they will certainly expect you to make an
effort to show its full potential.
- If you have collectibles or hobbies then better pack
them away as buyers may not be able to imagine themselves
in that environment.
- Women are sharp: The buyer may bring
his girlfriend or mum to see the property. And women have
an uncanny ability to spot the dirt from a hundred
paces. They will see every nook and corner of the
house, before deciding to purchase the house. So try to
keep your house clean if you want to increase the value of
- Kitchens and bathrooms are where you will find the
maximum dirt. Try to clean them in a proper way. A new
shower curtain and fresh towels will help you a lot.
- Drive by Test: Most people will see
the property for the first time driving by and so they will
not waste their time viewing if it's not what they want
from outside. So it would be nice if you tidy up the lawn,
mow the grass, trim any bushes and paint faded window
- If they don't get a good feel when they enter the house
they will not buy your house - simple as that. If your
entrance is warm and welcoming they will get that
- Hire the furniture: If your property
is empty, buyer may not be able to imagine how it could
look furnished. Some people go to the length of renting or
borrowing furniture so that the property looks more
- If people are paying for a three bedroom house they
expect to see three bedrooms, not two bedrooms and a
storage room. Try to rearrange the bedroom cabinets and
- Create space: If you are using a
bedroom as a laundry room or storage room they try to put a
sofa bed so that you gain a comfortable place to sit and
still give the appearance of a bedroom.
- Do make minor repairs like fix leaky faucets, replace
burned out light bulbs, clean out cobwebs, wash the windows
inside and out, patch holes in the walls, and replace
- Rearrange stuff: Remove all the
unnecessary items like remove the overflowing books from
bookcases, and clean the kitchen counters.
- When you are cleaning the house and find some unwanted
things then just donate or throw them. Pack up all the
junk. Put all the essential items that are used daily in a
If you follow some of these tips then you will be able to
impress the buyer and even sell your own house fast.
Buyer may think that you do take good care of your home and
will be impressed.
Remember, small things matter the most when buyer visits
your home. You never know what will appeal to the buyer the
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