12 Tips For A Quick House Sale by:Steve Teta
Selling your home can be a scary process, especially if this is your first time. But dont worry, you have several options that allow you to be as involved or as passive in the process as you want. Before you select the best option for you, decide what is important in the sale. Is it more important to get a higher price or to sell as quickly as possible; do you want control of the sale, or do you want someone else to handle the details; how much money can you afford to pay to locate a buyer?
This report is designed to help you evaluate your options, and make the best selection based on your individual needs and desires. It will provide you with tips for a faster sale, and show you the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.
You should spend time reading this entire report, then sit down with any other decision makers to decide your best course of action. Remember, the only way to get your house sold is to start the process.
Reasons You Might Need To Sell Fast
There are a variety of reasons that homeowners may require a quick sale of their home. You may have just found your dream home and you want to move fast before someone else snatches it away. There may have been a death of a relative. The home they have left you is eating up all of your spare cash and time. Finding a buyer is hard and you dont really want to bother with all those details.
Your boss may have decided that you must move to another location and its either: live out of a suitcase or sell your current home to buy another. Another reason could be divorce. You are splitting up with your partner and need the equity from your current home to buy another. Living in the same house during this process is not an option.
You may be a landlord and your tenants have become deadbeats and you just cant deal with it much longer. There may have been changes in your financial picture have caused you to get behind in payments and edging closer to foreclosure status. Another reason could be that home repairs are getting the best of you and you just cant keep up with them all. Natural disasters are no t always fully covered by insurance and those out-of-pocket expenses are eating you alive.
You may have bought that cute second home when your income was great, but with the current downsizing in your job you can no longer afford it. Or, the 100% loan the bank was so generous in offering has also kept you from gaining any equity in your home. You may need to get out of that trap and move on with your life.
Do any of these sound familiar? If so, then it is time to follow through on your decision to sell. This report will help you make an informed decision.
Tips For A Quick Sale
Take a step back and look at you r house from your buyers perspective. What do you see? Is it appealing? Would you have bought this house if it looked like this when you were buying? Walk across the street and look at your house. Is it attractive? Will buyers race to set an appointment to see the house, or race to get away?
The point is to make your house as appealing as possible. Fix it, paint it, clean it. Here are some tips to consider:
1. Remove clutter. You want your house to appear as spacious as possible. The more clutter, the less spacious it appears.
2. Are you afraid of your closets? Well, grab some trash bags, a few boxes, and then clean them out. Use a rummage sale, used clothing store, community donation center, resale shop, or just take stuff to the dump if it is no longer usable. You can organize your closets in such a way that they appear roomy b y limiting the amount of clothing on the rods.
3. Has the floor of your garage seen the light of day recently? If not, then it is time to do some serious hanging up, throwing out, and rearranging.
4. Is there a side to your house that seems to collect stuff? If so, get rid of it. Make your entire yard a pleasant scene.
5. Make sure your house is clean and organized before each showing to potential buyers. Youll be amazed at all the stains, fingerprints, pet hair, and dust that have accumulated over the years. Have your entire house professionally cleaned. At the very least, have the carpets steam cleaned.
6. Repair broken items so they do not become a concern for your prospective buyers.
7. Remove personal items from walls and tables as these block buyers from seeing your home as their future home.
8. Be sure that childrens rooms are kept neat and tidy. Remove posters of the walls, keep the beds made, closets cleaned (see above), clothes in the hamper, and the floor clear with nothing lying around.
9. During a showing, it may be best if your children are not in the house. This could be a very stressful time for them as they see strangers looking through their private space.
10. Be sure there is a clean, fresh smell when you enter the home. A trick is to use vanilla scented air fresheners, or how about the scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? The sense of smell is a surprisingly powerful persuader; use it to your advantage with food, candles, flowers, and/or a potpourri pot just before a showing.
11. You love your pet, but not everyone does. During a showing, keep your pets away from the house if at all possible. Plus, you dont need more hair to clean up on sofas, carpets, stairs, etc.
12. Be sure that your pet is not intimidating your buyers. For instance, dont let your barking pooch prevent your buyers from enjoying the beautiful back yard scenery.
The idea is to create an atmosphere where your potential buyers can easily envision themselves living in your home. Your house is your best investment. Show it off to its best advantage and you will reap the greatest financial reward.
About the author
Steve Teta is the owner and Founder of STS Real Estate Solutions, LLC and is an active real estate investor and wholesaler. To receive more information and your FREE report entitled How To Buy A Wholesale Deal Without Taking A Bath go to: http://www.stswholesaledeals.com/