3 Tips To Sell Your Home Quickly Before A Big Move
Are you thinking about moving to another city or even to an entirely different state? Do you currently own a home that will need to be sold to make this move possible? As much as you might like your current home, it's not uncommon to have to have to sell it in order to be able to move somewhere else. In some instances, such as when accepting a job offer, the house may need to be sold quickly. To that end, here are some tips that can help you to sell your house as quickly as possible.
1. Hire a landscaper: When you're getting ready for a big move, it's common to forget to do certain things. For instance, instead of mowing your lawn every week, you might do it every two weeks. But this can have a detrimental effect on being able to sell a house. Potential buyers will arrive at your home and will interpret the long grass as a sign of neglect. As a result, they will be much less inclined to put in an offer or, if they do make an offer, they will drastically lower the amount that they're willing to pay. Hiring a landscaper to keep your lawn mowed and any trees or bushes trimmed is going to be a small price to pay for a house that sells more quickly and at a higher asking price.
2. Use a real estate agent: Many people think that they can sell a house more quickly and get to keep more money if they do everything themselves. This is simply not the case. While doing everything yourself does mean that you'll miss out on all of the benefits of using an agent. Agents often have lists of people who are ready to buy a house that meets certain criteria, so your house could be nearly sold before it's even officially listed for sale. Also, you won't have to deal with being interrupted during dinner or at other inconvenient times by potential buyers who turn out not to be that interested in your home.
3. Repaint: If it's been a while, or even possibly never since you painted your home, now is a good time to do so. A house that has not been painted recently will look older and less well-kept than a house with a fresh coat of paint. Even if you properly maintain your air conditioner, water heater, and other home essentials, potential buyers could get the wrong idea if they see paint that is chipped, cracked, or peeling. If you can't repaint the entire home, you can still sell a house more quickly and for a higher price by at least repainting the most outdated rooms.