In a tough real estate market, selling property can be a daunting task. Everyone seems to have a horror story about how long it takes to sell a house and how difficult it can be. You hear tales of people having to spend tons of money on home improvements and cautionary tales about real estate agents. In the midst of all this doom and gloom there are some super easy and financially realistic things that you can do to sell property.
Sell my house is something that many home owners ask. One of the best tips that out there is to make your house a blank canvas. When a potential homeowner comes to look at a house, they want to be able to visualize themselves in that house. They want to be able to see their furniture and belongings in the house. They want to be able to see their family in that house. You can help this process by eliminating as many personal effects as possible. Cut down on how many family portraits that you have up. Keep up enough to keep that homey feeling but not so many that it is all the potential buyer can see.
Pictures are not the only personal effect that can have an influence on potential buyers. Your color scheme can also have an influence on potential buyers. It is important that they feel like the belongings that they do have will work in this space. Keeping neutral colors on the walls and with your accessories will better allow buyers to visualize them in the house. Strong decorative themes can turn a buyer around in their tracks. It can be hard for them to see the house in any other way besides how it is currently.
Another way to create that blank canvas is by making as much open space as possible. This means that you need to eliminate extra clutter and furniture. Creating open space in your home further enables that potential buyer to paint his or her own picture in that home. They can more easily picture their things in place of yours as well as feel more comfortable in exploring the home. This helps your home appear more spacious also.
If you have heeded every tip and piece of advice and you still are having trouble selling your house, you can always turn to a property buying business or company. There are many legitimate companies that are capable of buying your home from you. Often times these companies are able to purchase your home within days of contacting them. In times where time is of the essence, or if you just can’t seem to sell, these companies can be a great alternative. They employ professionals that are experienced in finding solutions to purchase homes. These businesses should not be confused with real estate agents. Some of them do not charge commissions.
So even though selling a house can be tough it can be done. You just have to use a little common sense and reasoning and you can find a solution to selling your home.
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.