Selling your house is a big undertaking. Whether you’ve decided to sell your house, or are being forced to sell your house, you want to take the hassle out of the process. You want to sell your house quickly so you can move on to the next phase in your life. In order to do that, you need some knowledge. Typically it takes months to sell a house. Depending on the market, it can even take over a year.
If time is of the essence, you want every viable option to speed up the process and close. For that, there are four tips you can consider. Each of these is invaluable for getting offers and closing the sale.
1. Get the Price Right
This is easily the most important part of the equation. People will tell you to make the house pretty, fix the damage, and do all of that jazz. Those efforts can help, but if you price your house appropriately, people will make offers. If you know how to price in repair work that is needed, you can skip those repairs and get straight to selling. Price is the king of negotiations, so do your homework. Talk to experts. Do what is necessary to know and understand the real value of your home, and if you find you’re holding onto unrealistic numbers, abandon them as soon as possible.
2. Draw Buyers In
All of that stuff about making the house look nice has value. Homebuyers, especially first-timers, will gravitate to houses that feel right. Inviting, cozy houses full of potential tend to sell very fast, but the quickest way to get buyers in the door is not always with a new coat of paint. Instead, you want to make smart use of the internet. Get some amazing staged photos. Use your social media and listing apps. Write witty, fun, evocative listings and descriptions for your home.
Make your house visible to as many prospective buyers as possible, and make sure that your online presentation is on point. That will get people to see the house, and that’s the key to making the process move quickly. Your house is right for someone. Your goal is to help them find you.
Also, you can do some painting and yard work. That never hurts.
3. Get Professional Help
The best real estate agent in the city will cost you money, but they will likely accelerate your sale. They have connections, and they’ll use those connections to sell your home. Likewise, a professional photographer will do more to make your house look amazing than anyone else. A professional appraisal can help you with your pricing. A professional stager can make it look great. There’s a pro for everything. To the extent that you can reasonably afford it, get professional help.
4. Skip All of the Hassle
If you’re in a real hurry, or if this sounds unpleasant, there’s a much easier way. There are property investors who are always ready to buy another property. They don’t care about how pretty it is, and they won’t be swayed by your online listing. Instead, all they need to know is that you want to sell. They’ll work with you to schedule a walkthrough (even property investors insist on this step). You never have to talk them into making an offer. They’ll make that offer on your house, and you can take it or leave it. There is no faster, simpler process. In Louisiana, Geaux Home Buyers is a leading investment group. Simply call us at 225-263-6357 or fill out our contact form, and we’ll take it from there. You will get a no-commitment cash offer on your home, and if you’re willing to move quickly, you can have that offer in a couple of days. There’s no reason to wait or hold back. Get the offer and go from there.