When you’ve made the decision that you want to relocate, whether it’s to up or downsize, or you just want to buy a home in a different area, you then face the task of selling your home.
The last thing you want at this point is to be waiting for months on end for someone to make you the right offer. Not only does this limit your buying opportunities, it also stops you from making your desired move.
So what can you do about this? Unfortunately, there’s no overnight fix for this but there are a number of steps you can take to help speed up the process and sell your home quickly.
In this useful post you can find out what these are that you can then use and apply to your situation.
Ensure a Good First Impression
Regardless of what your selling circumstances are, ensuring those who view your house get a decent first impression is essential in all situations.
This doesn’t however mean you need to spend a great deal completely renovating your house, instead you should carry out a few little touches such as:
- Patch plastering any smaller cracks or holes you might have in your walls
- Repainting in neutral colours, creating a blank canvas
- Getting rid of thick curtains and letting in more natural light
- Freshening up rooms with scented sprays
- Demoulding any windows or bathrooms
- Tidying your garden making it appear easier to manage
- Painting your front door, garage or building façade
Research the Markets
With this sorted, you should then do a little research into what similar houses are being priced at and look to set yours at something similar.
You might think that a quick sale would mean dropping your prices, but the risk with this is you might deter potential buyers who are suspicious about the lower amount.
Try and Be Flexible with Viewings
If you do choose to use a traditional high street estate agent then you should try to accommodate as many viewings as possible. After all, the simple truth here is the more interest you get in your house the increased likelihood there is of you selling quicker.
If you’re working try to negotiate working from home during this time, or get friends or family who are available to sit in for you.
Consider a Cash Sale
There’s another way you might want to consider if you want a really quick sale and that’s to use a cash property buying business.
Companies like Quick Move Now for instance can offer you a cash deal within a matter of days and this avoids any long hold ups, additional costs, or other delays you get from using an estate agent.
As alluded to in the above points, you also don’t need to spend lots of money, so with these approaches you get the added benefit of saving as well as a potentially fast sell.
So take this advice on board and get your property sold for the right price in the right time and soon you’ll be on your way to the new location you’ve always wanted.
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