Deciding to sell your property is very daunting, especially if you’re in a hurry. Most home sellers look for a stress-free sale in which they just list their house, find a qualified buyer, get the cash, and hand over the keys. Here are a few tips for selling your home stress-free and easy.
Find a Real Estate Agent
Hire a professional real estate agent who can help you sell your home quickly and easily. Rather than selling your home by yourself, find a real estate agent to make the process easier. Check whether the agent you hire comes with a track record of sales that proves they know how to sell your house fast.
Are they familiar with your neighborhood? Can they walk into your home and tell what buyers are expecting? Ask them what changes must be done in the house. Make sure your agent hires a photographer for your home, who shares a lot of photos on their listings, and promotes their properties online, including social media. Interview several agents to ensure they’re a good fit for your home.
Set a timeline for selling your home
Selling a house is not that easy; it may take two to four months or even longer, depending on the local market conditions.
As soon as you decide to sell your house, research and find the real estate agents who have the right experience for your situation.
Get a pre-sale home inspection to identify the issues, especially structural or mechanical issues that might need immediate repairs.
Here’s a checklist of things to do before listing your home:
- Research and interview real estate agents.
- Get a home inspection to identify any issues.
- Schedule repairs if needed.
- Deep clean.
- Stage the house.
Renovate, Repair And Stage The Home
Renovations enhance the look of your home and increase your home value. Not all renovation projects are worthy, time and effort they’ll take to complete, however. Your real estate agent should advise you to focus on important areas that will help your property attract the best bid.
Once you’ve completed repairs,start staging the house. Cleaning the home thoroughly and spending time on both the interior and exterior. Remove the old appliances and declutter each room, you should also depersonalize the space. Remove unique decorations and family portraits so that the buyer can imagine the home as their own.
Sellers who don’t have the time or energy to stage a home themselves should approach the home staging companies. They will decorate and redesign a space.
List The Home
Now that your home is in good shape, start listing your home and attract buyers. The real estate firm or agent who represents you will help you through the listing process. Once they’ve shared your home on the multiple listing service, buyer’s agents can view your property and some basic property details.
Market Online And Offline
Advertising your home for sale will help to reach the potential buyers and put you in the best position when it comes time to accept an offer. If you haven’t sold any property before it’s not a matter, “For Sale” signs in the front yard will help to sell your home.
Invest in professional-grade photography for your online listings:
High-quality images will attract the buyers who prefer to shop for homes online, and an excellent photographer can snap the areas that you and your agent may otherwise miss.
Work with an agent who is comfortable with virtual tours:
The virtually guided walkthroughs are becoming popular these days, not every listing agent may have experience arranging them. Before you hire your agent,ensure they have experience and equipment to stage virtual tours.
Settle On A Final Offer
For many sellers, choosing which offer to accept is a bit confusing, it’s with the home usually going to the highest bidder. Also check, is the buyer applying for a loan, and do they have a preapproval or just a prequalification? Is the buyer’s offer attached to any contingencies? After knowing the details you can accept the better offer.
Close on the sale
For home buyers, closing means the closing date. Sellers are not always required to attend their closings. With closing completed on both the buyer’s and seller’s ends, you’ve sold your home to its new owner.