You have finally decided to get rid of your home. Maybe you have enough money to trade up, or you could even be moving to an entirely new city to start your life again. It’s an exciting time and you’re going to be busy for the next few months, or possibly even longer if things don’t go to plan. You have to deal with the move, but before you can do any of that you need to see about selling your old home. In this market it definitely won’t sell itself.
When you want to get rid of your home you want two important things. The first thing is as much money as possible and even if you get the asking price I’m sure you’d be happy. The second thing you want to do is get rid of it fast, because there is nothing worse than having to put your life on hold until you can get rid of your old home. We’re going to look at a few techniques than can help you solve both of your problems.
Shoot a video
Nowadays you will find that lots of people get their information from many different forms of media. If your home is listed on a website it would be a very good idea to upload a video and you can take people on a guided tour. If you have a lovely home you will end up getting a lot more people who decide to put in an offer and you will sell it much quicker.
Pick the right realtor
Don’t make the mistake of choosing the wrong realtor because they will cause you nothing but problems. You want a company that has a proven track record of selling homes at close to their market value, or even higher if you should be so lucky. They should also have sold homes recently because everyone goes through slumps and you don’t want to catch them in one.
You definitely don’t want to spend much money before you move out, but sometimes it can be to your advantage. If you make your home look better there is a chance you will get more money for it. You can just carry out some simple job like painting the doors and windows, shampooing the carpets, and putting up new wallpaper. None of those are too expensive, but they will make your home look great.
List your home early
We’ve already mentioned getting your home sold as quickly as possible and that means putting it on the market straight away. It’s even better if you put it on at the start of the year. This is because most people will want to get everything out of the way before the new school year begins. If it’s already started there is nothing you can do about it now, so all that is left is to list it.
Free home warranties
People always feels like they are about to be stung. You can’t really blame them because everyone is trying to make a quick buck these days. If you have an old home it might worry some people because the roof or water heater could pack in at any minute. You could offer a free home warranty on a number of items for the first few years after the sale and it would help calm their nerves.
Hide in the cupboard
When someone is walking around your home you want them to feel as comfortable as possible. You should really make yourself scarce and leave the realtor to do their job. If you’re walking around breathing down the viewer’s neck you will be affecting the way they think. You don’t need to hide in the cupboard, but just disappear for an hour and it will increase the chances of your home being sold.
Today’s guest post is contributed by Nick Sampras, a well known property lawyer in Brisbane. Many people approach him on a daily basis for advice on property matters and he obliges them by giving quality advice. He also shares his knowledge on these issues via his blog.