There could be a host of reasons behind your decision to sell your current home. Whatever be the reason, it is important to have a ready list of tips which one should use while selling one’s home.
Get your home inspected by a professional home inspector. This step would anyways be repeated by the buyer. Your objective is to plan ahead and work on all the shortcomings provided by home inspection. This not only increases the probability of an early sale but also enhances your negotiating power to command a premium. The other big advantage that home inspection provides is a realistic price of your property. Right pricing is an important aid in selling your property. You could even share the home inspection report and details of repairs carried out with the potential buyers. Needless to add that the home inspection exercise should be carried out by a licensed professional whose report is always respected and taken on face value.
Give special attention to physical appearance
Move out of your home, stand in front and imagine yourself as a potential buyer. Are the exteriors good enough to attract you and get you inside the house for further inspection? You may need to carry out some beautification of both the exterior and the interiors of your salable home. A fresh paint is advisable and remember to wash all the flooring and wall tiles. Remove all the clutter in the home. Carry out all the minor repairs which are needed these can make your house even more attractive. Ensure there is as little furniture during those physical inspections. Homes with less furniture always seem more spacious. Get those dirty carpets dry cleaned and replace the air filters to reduce the dust levels. Special attention needs to be given to sanitary ware and kitchen fixtures. Lastly make sure you have the basements and the closets neat and tidy.
Marketing and Advertisement
Make your intention to sell known to as many audiences. Besides attending Open houses and listing your property on MLS, choose a couple of professional and specialized real estate agents suited for your property. Place a classified in a real estate magazine or relevant newspaper section. It is important to make an early killing and hence your marketing should back this intention.
Utilize the services of a professional real estate attorney or title company to handle matters related to agreements and title closing and other related property work. They would indeed charge a small fee but relieve you of an important part of your sale transaction.
Sharpen your negotiation skills
The key to a successful real estate transaction is possession of good negotiation skills. Never disclose the reason as to why you are selling to the potential buyer. Keep more than one option ready to have good bargaining power.
Once the home owner decides to sell his property, his intention and objective must be to close the sale transaction at the earliest and move on with life. Do your homework well by following the tips above to sell your home. A well planned sale could help you achieve your financial goal faster.