How to sell your home quick in a cooling real estate market?


Some Tips from ClearDeals.

1. First Impressions Count!

Before they make an appointment to view, many potential buyers will scrutinize your property from the road. First impressions count!

Buyers will not only be looking for an attractive exterior, they will also be seeking evidence that the property has been well maintained. Any sign that they will need to spend time or money may put them off.

2. Clean the Clutter

It is imperative to remove all clutter from the home before showing it to potential buyers because buyers need to be able to picture themselves in the space. This might include removing some furniture to make rooms look bigger, and putting away family photographs and personal items.

3. Make It Light and Bright

Once you have viewers through the door, now is your chance to wow them with the interior. Keep decoration simple by using light, neutral colors to make your house appear more spacious. Touch up any chipped or scuffed paintwork and consider painting over patterned wallpaper.

Your aim is to create a blank canvas against which buyers can imagine their own belongings. With a few cans of emulsion, you can achieve maximum effect for minimum expenditure.

4. Get Your Home in "Move In" Condition

Aesthetics are important, but it's also important that doors, appliances and electrical and plumbing fixtures be in compliance with current building codes and in working order. Again, the idea is to have the home in move-in condition and to give potential buyers the impression that they will be able to move right in and start enjoying their new home, rather than having to spend time and money fixing it up.

5. Pricing It Right

Regardless of how well you renovate and stage your home, it is still important to price the home appropriately. It's not always imperative to be the lowest priced home on the block, particularly when aesthetic and other significant improvements have been made. However, it is important that the listing price is not out of line with other comparable homes in the market.

The Bottom Line

Selling your home fast requires a little extra work. Do everything you can to get the home in excellent shape and be prepared to make some small concessions at closing. These tips, coupled with an attractive price, will increase the odds of getting your home sold.