If you have put your house for sale, you would no doubt want to sell is fast and at the highest possible price. It will require many buyers to inspect your property before you can conclude a deal that is a win-win for both parties. This is a protracted process and can be very tedious because the buyer is looking at a host of re-sale properties and yours is only one among the many he has his eye on. Your task, therefore, is to grab his attention by making your house stand out from the fray.
Here is how you can transform your home into an irresistible and marketable home.
Choose the Right Broker
Choosing the right broker is crucial to selling your home. Do not settle for the first broker you come across. Ask at least three brokers to assess your home and show you some comparable houses they sold recently. Try speaking to their past clients. If possible, inspect the properties they deal in. Moreover, ensure that the broker you close on has an easy-to-navigate website and utilises the services of all available property portals.
Check Your Curb Appeal
Your house must look inviting from the outside. Buyers will only step inside if they like what they see from the outside. Ensure that your house’s exterior is well painted and that the ground is clean. If you have a lawn, mow the grass. You can also consider arranging flower planters on the outside to beautify your house’s exterior.
Ensure That Your House is Sparkling Clean
A sparkling clean house recommends itself. Ensure that no speck of dust mars your selling prospects. Clean the windows, scrub floors, ensure that the mirrors are clean and faucets untarnished.
Register Your Property Online
List your property on a prominent real estate portal like 99acres.com. It is easy, quick and free of cost. Because online property forums have tremendous reach, you maximise your chances of receiving queries from genuine buyers.
Make Minor Repairs
Replace cracked tiles, fix jammed drawers, and doors that do not close properly. Ensure that all light bulbs switch on and that there are no leaky taps. Consider painting your walls in neutral colours.
De-personalise, De-Clutter and Tidy Up
Remove all the junk you do not need. Pack up your personal items. It is important for prospective buyers to be able to picture themselves in the home. If space is neat and without anything to prove that it belongs to you, the transition might be easier. Besides, less clutter makes the home look more spacious.
Highlight the USP of the House
Your house might be Vaastu compliant or have a great walk score. You might have a spectacular view from your balcony or a beautiful garden. Cash on your home’s Unique Selling Proposition (USP) by expositing it before your buyers.
Ensure that You are Flexible
At times a buyer might want to move in before you are ready to move out. Be flexible in this respect even if it means that you have to live in a rented space for sometime.
Incentivise Your Broker
Giving your broker an extra incentive –say 0.5 percent– will make him go all out to arrange the best possible deal for you.
Click Pictures of Your Home from the Most Flattering Angles
Ensure that you have high resolution taken pictures of your home. It is a good idea to hire a professional photographer to do the task.
Be Accommodating When it Comes to Home Viewing
Be flexible about the timing buyers can come to look up your home even if it is inconvenient. You should be ready to supervise your home viewing in the absence of your broker. Buyers get put off by restricted and inflexible viewing timings.
Do not Give Your Buyer More Time Than Necessary
Don’t give buyers an excuse to dismiss the deal. Remember that a lot of sales deals are foiled because the seller is disorganised and does not proceed quickly enough. Delays allow buyers to lose interest in the property or spot new ones.
Re-arrange Closets and Cabinets
Well-arranged closets and cabinets are not only pleasant to the eye but also convey that the house has been taken good care of.
Scrutinise Your Property from a Buyers Perspective
Look at your house from a neutral perspective. Go outside and take a look. Do you like what you see? Check out every room and try to see how it would look to a buyer. Re-arrange furniture till the room looks warm and inviting to you.
Do not depend on your luck to usher in great deals for your home. Plan meticulously. Spruce up your space. Get the documentation right. Complement your efforts with an attractive price and brace yourself up to clinch a great deal for your property.
Where buying property is a cumbersome task, selling your property right and fast is no easy job either. It takes several months and sometimes years to find the right price for your property. But if you know these five self-help...