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Tips to Help Sell Your House Fast
Sunday, February 10, 2008
When a person finally makes the decision to sell their home for whatever reason, one of the things that is most heard is “I want to sell my house fast.” This is understandable. Leaving behind a home you have lived in for a time is not easy, even if the decision to sell has been made for positive reasons. It takes more than just a wish to help sell your house quickly; it takes commitment to a few simple rules. To help you realize your goal, here are a few things you can do to make sure your have the best chance of your home selling. By following these, you will help convince a local home buyer to make an offer.
Tell yourself, “I will sell my house fast by de-cluttering”. This may seem unnecessary; after all, you will be packing after you sell the house. However, a house can be clean and still appear unappealing to a home buyer if there is a lot of clutter. The house will appear smaller. Taking the time to empty off bookshelves, pack knickknacks and clean off counters and tabletops will make these areas appear more open and thus allow each area to appear bigger. This also enables a buyer to picture his or her own belongings in that space.
Tell yourself “I will sell my house by emotionally letting it go”. Take the time before you show your house to take down all pictures. Leaving the walls blank will allow a potential home buyer to picture his or her own art on the walls, making it appear more appealing. Go through and pack away any family photos and items with sentimental value. This will allow you to sell your house, not your home. It is easier to sell a building than a place that is full of memories.
Tell yourself “I will sell my house quicker if I make minor repairs”. Go through your house and look around objectively. Repair any cracks and holes. Repainting all the walls a neutral color will also help allow home buyers to see each room as they would like it to appear. You may love your purple bedroom, but people looking for a new home may prefer blue or green. Make sure all light bulbs are working, all leaks are fixed and all doors are in good repair. When the minor things are taken care of, the house will look more appealing to potential home owners and they will make an offer.
Curb appeal is also another item that should be on your list to complete before selling your house. Go outside and look at how your house appears when you approach it. You want potential home buyers to feel it is worth entering. If paint is peeling or the house looks neglected, they will not even come inside and you have now lost a potential sale.
By implementing a few tasks you will have a much better chance of your home selling quickly rather than sitting on the marketing. This will allow you to feel in more control of the situation. When homes sit on the market and do not receive offers in the first few weeks you will have to drop your asking price, and no one likes to do that.
If you do not have the time or do not want to put in the effort of getting your home ready to sell you could always sell your house to a local real estate investor. Many people are not aware that real estate investors exist in every major city in the nation. They buy houses from people in all kinds of situations. Divorce, foreclosure, bankruptcy, relocation, inheritance, 100 percent financed homes, ugly homes and pretty homes.
If you need to sell your house quickly and do not have the time or money to deal with selling your house to picky buyers then contact your local home buyer. They will give you a free offer on your home and you have no obligation to accept it.