A lot of people grow up and spend the rest of their lives in the same old house. They have a lot of nostalgic childhood memories connected to it and the place can really be called their home. On the other hand some people, whether by choice or by chance have to move from their home. Sadly, they have to sell their ‘hearthstone house’ which usually turns into a big project. Selling your house can get out of hand and you might not be able to devote the time needed to do this project. Whole process is going to be stressful and emotional for you, so tackle this problem with extra caution.
When the potential buyers come to your house you don’t want them to see garbage outside, or how dirty your driveway is. You are selling the whole property, not just the house. So make it appealing to the eye, trim those hedges outside, rake the leaves in the backyard. Try doing a bit of landscaping, and make sure ti keep the front lawn clean.
Fixing the little things
Consider installing new windows and doors, replace that old bathtub with a state of the art shower. Don’t even think about hiding the shortcomings of the house since the inspection before closing the deal will reveal them. Do what you can and replace that leaking faucet and up cracks in the walls if there are any. Potential buyers probably aren’t looking to buy a frathouse, so clean the dishes, polish the floor, and vacuum the carpets; it can pay off in the long run. Invest in your house before selling, get it to be in ,,move in ‘’ condition. But don’t go as far as redecorating the whole kitchen, or building an adjacent guest room; huge and expensive stuff like that don’t usually pay off.
Getting the price right
Unless you are selling you house in Beverly Hills you aren’t going to get millions for it, but then again why would you sell a house there. You have to be realistic, check out the competition, look for similar listings and properties and check their price. You shouldn’t go over that price, it may scare off potential buyers. Consider undercutting them instead since this may be more appealing to those who are interested in buying and besides, it might attract a lot of offers and you end up getting paid what you wanted in the first place.
Get the paperwork done
Good paperwork is very important and not having one might be a problem, since buyers like to close the deal as soon as possible. So make a file with all the papers for the house, that includes proof of ownership and previously payed bills. You might want to include guarantees for appliances like AC or stove. You should have it all ready since buyers don’t like this process to go on more than it needs to.
Don’t cut out the middle man
Legislation can prove hard to deal with, and you shouldn’t go at it by yourself. Consider hiring an experienced professional, browse the web and ask your family and friends for recommendations for real estate agencies. If you choose to hire one, they will bargain for the highest price because they work on commission, which means more money for you, more money for them. Look for reliable buyers agent with good connections and references; it is important to hear what their previous clients have to say as well.
Do the work that you can yourself and what you cant leave to the professionals, the more commited you are, the better chances you have at selling your property.