No seller wants their houses on the market for months and months with little activity. The first 30 days of listing is the time period in which house will get the most interest and traffic, and after this, interest dwindles. Therefore, if you want to sell your house fast, you’ll have to be ready from the very start. Here are four tips to keep in mind when you need to sell quick.
Do a Research
First, if you want your house to sell fast, you need to be 100% sure that the market is ready, inside and out, from the very first day. The first tip we have is to do market research. Visit some open houses in your area, in the same price range, and see how your house compares. Pay special attention to the exterior, bathrooms, and the kitchen. The three things that will help sell a house are a pleasant appearance, and modern kitchen and bathrooms.
Update your House
After you see the competition, get your house ready to enter the arena by updating where you need to and increasing the curb appeal. It may mean spending some money to paint the front door, replace the mailbox, or plant some flowers, but first impressions sell! Clean up any weeds in the flower beds, trim dead tree branches, etc. If you look at your own house and think, “That doesn’t look good,” potential buyers will too!
On the inside, focus primarily on the kitchen and bathrooms. Remember you are selling, so you can work into your selling price things like new carpet or paint; that way buyers aren’t turned away by a choice you recently made. Bring the house up-to-date without overspending. Things like cabinet doors and hardware can completely change a space and are very affordable.
Finally clean and depersonalize the entire home. When people are moving, they want a new house. You don’t want them to feel like they are buying somebody else’s old house. Give them the feeling of buying a new home by removing “clutter” (just about everything). Give the entire house a deep clean; consider professional cleaning of the carpets, upholstery, and any furniture that may hold odors. It needs to look, smell and feel new. Lastly, get it professionally staged, (or stage it yourself) with the bare essentials. Always remove family photographs, religious, or political items to avoid offending anyone. It will look plain and boring to you, but to buyers it will look like a blank canvas.
Once you have sold and are ready to buy, you should think about how to best protect your investment. If you are looking for title insurance in Highlands Ranch, contact Colorado Professionals Title, where we will be glad to assist you during the closing. Call (303) 268-4278 to learn more.