One of the only things that can be as stressful as buying and moving into a home is selling and moving out of a home. Especially if you have plans that require you to get the ball and be a bit more timely. You don’t want to sacrifice the potential to make money on the home by selling quick and cheap. Instead, we’ll look at how you smooth out the process as much as possible while getting what you deserve for the property.
Don’t forget to spruce it up
Selling it quickly is all about making it appeal better to your potential buyers. Before the house goes on the market, take the time to perform a thorough spring clean. You might want to consider even making a quick few investments in the home. For instance, replacing any cracked tiles or other unsightly blemishes. Or you could hire a gardener to come out and add some real curb appeal. Having it look attractive and ready to go as soon as it’s on the market is the most reliable way to attract more buyers in less time.
Target new buyers
If you want an easier sale for a better price, then it’s a good idea to target newer buyers. Those who are buying their second or third home have a bit more experience, which usually means they’re more of a pain in the neck when it comes to negotiations. They’ll try more to get you too far under your asking price. New buyers, on the other hand, tend to be more eager to pay closer to the price, especially if you tell them that there’s a high demand for the property.
Get the legal eagles on it early
If you wait too long to get the t’s crossed and the i’s dotted, then it’s only going to hold up the process right when you’re ready to sell. It’s a good idea to start talking to conveyancing solicitors closer to the start of the process. That way they’ll be ready to get the ball rolling as soon as the sale is agreed on. You don’t want a long period where a sale is agreed without the property passing hands. That kind of uncertainty can keep you from moving ahead with your plans while you wait for your money.
Don’t throw a spanner in the works
There are a few mistakes you can make which will slow things down or even cost you a good chunk of the price offer. These include certain topics you shouldn’t broach even if they seem completely innocent and harmless. Don’t talk about how long your home has been on the market. Don’t say why you’re selling, especially if it’s because you don’t like the neighbourhood. Don’t bring up any price reduction offers. Any of these faux pas can be used against you in the negotiations. Keep the waters calm.
Planning ahead is essential. From being extra tidy and thorough in your maintenance to getting the wheels of selling and conveyancing going early. The more you prepare in advance, the quicker the sale can process.