You’ll often hear the adage, “time is money” in the real estate circles, which simply means the faster you sell your house, the better profit you can hope to make. But what if you sell it t too soon without having to choose from multiple offers and lose out on a potentially better deal.
The process can be nerve-wracking for some as they get bogged down by myriad conflicting questions in their head such as, “whether to spend time on staging the property or strictly follow the time is money mantra?” So how do you go about the process? Let’s make the process simple for your convenience by listing down the 3 most important things to look at to make a quick and profitable house sale.
“The first impression is the last”. The maxim holds true even here. The buyer who comes in to check the property for the first time must be impressed by what he sees. Ideally, an empty house, spick and span, walls painted and adorned by some hanging paintings, shall do the trick. But most people are still living in the property when they invite potential buyers for a visit. In that case, ensure the following few things:
- Turn on the inner neat freak and clean up every nook and corner with special attention to junk magnets such as bathroom and kitchen counters, table tops, magazine racks, etc.
- Re-arrange your furniture
- De-clutter to make it look both cleaner and roomier
- Consider professional staging
- The lawn should be trimmed and a few flowers here and there would give an expensive touch to the property.
- Set the table even and offer snacks
Put yourself in the buyers’ shoes and think what would be the first thing you’d do if you were looking to buy a house today. You’d start with internet research. So the buyer will search for properties in your area that fall under his budget.
You, as a seller, need to ensure that the word about your property being up for sale has spread all over the relevant mediums including social media and other specialized websites that display listings. Create an ad for the house and write up a compelling personal message. Make sure that you add the best pictures of your property to hook the buyers to your offer.
Also, give out the necessary information about the price and add other specifications such as rooms, facilities, etc. Provide just the most important details so that only serious buyers contact you.
Price is obviously one of the most important factors that determine the sale of the house. One very important thing to remember here is to have a thorough understanding of the market price or the going price of properties similar to yours so you don’t overprice your property.
But do not make the mistake of getting into competition with your neighbors who sold their property for a higher price. So keep both, the fair market price as well as the cost of your house in mind when putting a price tag on your property.
All in all, keep these 3 things in mind and do not leave anything unaddressed. If you’re looking to buy or sell property anywhere in Orlando Florida, visit our website to make the process seamless for yourself.