If you have decided to sell your home and move elsewhere, it’s usually in your interest for it to happen sooner rather than later. The longer your property is on the market, the less chance there is of fetching the best price for it. If you are reliant on selling before you can purchase somewhere else, it can leave you feeling a bit deflated and in limbo. You can, of course, view other properties but if you find the house of your dreams but can’t buy it, it’s not the most ideal of scenarios.
The good news is that there are many things you can do to speed things up and minimize the risk of your property being on the market for any length of time. Here are 3 things that could help to sell your home faster.
Be realistic in terms of the sales price
You may have a figure in mind when it comes to a selling price, but it’s important to be realistic. Your agent will guide you in this regard, so it’s in your interest to take their advice. They will analyze what similar properties in the area were sold for and use this as a guide to set a marketing price for your home. They will take into account the condition of your property as well as the garden size and current market conditions and give you an indication of what they believe is achievable. Set the price too high and you could alienate a huge chunk of your potential market, so don’t be greedy about it. If you get the price right from the outset, it should result in a quick sale.
Maximize curb appeal
Many people prefer to do a drive-by before arranging to view a property, so make sure your property looks great from the outside. If the frontage of your home is extensive, create a bold first impression by adding a large water fountain such as those available from Outdoor Art Pros. Strategically placed planters filled with an array of beautiful plants and flowers is another way to add a wow factor. Make sure your driveway or courtyard is clean and free of any debris and that your lawn is mowed and garden weeded. The more appealing your property looks from the outside, the more likely people will be to arrange that all-important viewing.
Declutter your home
Although prospective purchasers will try to see past your belongings and décor and look at the property’s potential, you can make it easier for them by decluttering your home. Your property should look homely and inviting, but if every square inch is filled with belongings, it can make it harder to focus. By decluttering, your rooms will look larger and, in turn, the property will become more appealing. Tackle each room at a time and box up anything you don’t feel enhances the look of the room. Not only will it make marketing easier but will also reduce the time you spend packing once you do receive an acceptable offer for your home.