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Guide To Selling Your House When Relocating

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015

When faced with having to relocate for personal reasons or for a new job, there are many things that must be taken care of, and the sale of your home is the first priority. You may be asking yourself, "How do I sell my house?" It is a difficult task trying to gauge the length of time it will take for your home to sell. The positive news is that your home is more likely to sell if it is prepared for today's competitive market.


To get your home ready to sell, be sure to identify all issues that need repaired, both cosmetic and mechanical. Keep in mind that the better the condition of your home, the faster it will sell.


First impressions are everything for prospective buyers. Cleaning the carpets, adding a fresh coat of paint and replacing those dead flowers in the garden can have a massive impact on your selling potential. Packing all unnecessary items to help your home look more open and clutter-free also is a good idea. Not only does it make your home more inviting, but it also helps you get a lead on the packing you'll have to do when you actually relocate.


When taking photographs of your home, be sure they are of top quality. Focus on the main rooms of the home including dining room, master bedroom, kitchen, living room and the exterior. Be sure to showcase any interesting or sought-after features such as a swimming pool or granite counter tops and marble bathrooms. Prospective buyers want to see why your home is the one they should buy. Be sure to note the amenities of your neighbor such as easy access to public transportation and schools. Knowing that a neighborhood is quiet and within a 30 minute distance to local schools is a huge selling point for potential buyers with children.


Place a for sale sign in your front yard to get noticed. Many people who are thinking of buying a home will drive through neighborhoods to get a feel of what it is like and whether or not they would like to live there.


When looking to sell your home, you need to be competitive with your pricing. You do not want to price too high or too low. The housing market is a competitive one so gauge where you think your home should sell for. Take a look at other homes for sale in your neighborhood to get a general idea of the median selling price. Be ready to negotiate before closing, but decide in advance what the lowest price you are willing to accept for your home.

When you have primped, painted and advertised, you can sit back and take a breath. The question of "How do I sell my house?" will be answered with the first offer!