The summer is coming to a close and unfortunately this means that the peak home buying season is also ending. But no need to worry, there are many things you can do to ensure a quick sale of your property. Here are 5 tips to help you sell your property quickly, even in the off season.
A lot of sellers think that they should list their property high and then lower the price if the house fails to sell. This generally results in a slower sale and ultimately a lower end price. There is nothing worse than having a house on the market for long periods of time. Every day that goes by gives prospective buyers more leverage at the negotiation table. You usually get the most activity on your listing the first 30 days of it being on the market.
Improve Curb Appeal
From painting your front door and garage doors, to replacing your mailbox or simply planting new flowers/bushes, you can really add a lot without breaking the bank. Curb appeal is incredibly important. It is the first impression prospective buyers have of your house and can draw a lot of attention.
Clean, Declutter, and Depersonalize
According to the Association of Property Scene Designers, homes that are professionally staged sell in almost half the time compared to un-staged homes. Staging can improve both vacant and occupied properties by improving the overall design and aesthetics of the property. Professional designers know how to decorate to create an inviting, comfortable, yet simple environment that attracts buyers. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Invest in staging to expedite the selling process and generating high offers.
Be Accommodating to a Fault
The more flexible you and your agent are about accommodating visits and open houses, the more potential buyers will be able to see your property- improving the chances of selling your property for the desired price within your specified timeframe. Make sure to leave when the house is being shown so would-be buyers can have the chance to discuss the home’s benefits and drawbacks honestly.
Professional Photos & Online Presence
Nearly half of all buyers begin their home search online (Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Realtor.com, Facebook, craigslist, etc.) Having pictures done professionally is integral in marketing your property effectively. In addition, ensure that your property listing is on all of the major online portals to spread awareness.