Are you wondering to yourself, “Is it possible to sell my house fast?” Your answer should be a definite yes. Of course it is not as simple as calling a real estate agent and telling him or her to ‘sell my house as quickly as possible’. It will be complicated further by the current unfavourable economic climate, but there are ways of increasing the chances of a quick sale when you are selling property. Let us examine some of these techniques, and understand clearly what you should avoid if you want to get a buyer for your home as quickly as possible.
When it comes to engaging a professional to help you with the sale of your house, don’t just pick the first name you come across. Find out about realtors in your neighbourhood who have a good reputation in the community, and get one you can rely on to do his or her best. And once you have found a suitable property expert, keep following up with him or her so that you know what is being done in order to speed up the process of selling your house.
Let us look at some of the common mistakes made by those trying to sell property. For one, people often reduce their price bit by bit, and this can make buyers think that the owner of the property is too eager to sell it. They are likely to think that there is something wrong with the property in question and refrain from further expressions of interest. What you should do instead is to check the prices in your neighbourhood, and price your property slightly lower, so that when it comes freshly on to the market, it is also at an attractive price.
Another frequent error made is hiring a poor agent. Make sure the representative you choose to help you sell your home fast is competent, experienced and knowledgeable about the subject. You should also make your requirements clear to your agent, explaining that you want your house to be sold as fast as possible.
There are other good ways of selling property fast. You could add an incentive with the sale of the house, and offer an attractive package deal. It is also an excellent idea to get some high quality pictures taken of your home, and make sure your ad features the best of these. Many people look for houses online, and an appealing picture can attract a lot of them to taking a closer look at your property. It is also possible to hire a professional home stager, who will set up your belongings in such a way, and even add to them, so as to make your house look its best when prospective buyers come to view it. Even if you do not get a professional to help you with your home’s appearance, you must make it look as attractive as possible for prospective buyers.
Dale Purdon, director and founder of IMAGINE Properties, Easy Home Sales any many more. Prior to setting up IMAGINE, Dale set out to build his own property portfolio in South Africa where he focused on acquiring high yielding rental properties in the lower end market and gained extensive experience in stock-sourcing as well as portfolio management.