Getting a home ready to sell is never a simple or even fun process. That’s especially true if your house is in a slow market. That means you’re in an area where homes simply do not sell very quickly, and that might not be in your favor. However, in some cases, that just might not work for you in certain locations.
There can be many reasons for wanting to get your house ready to sell fast. You might be trying to move to another state or part of the country in time for a job or other event. It’s possible that someone in your family is no longer able to live there or can’t help keep the place up. In most cases, it just happens that maybe you found your next place to live already, and you’re looking to get out of your current property because you’re currently taking care of two homes at the same time, which can be a real budget breaker. That’s not even to mention the stress it adds to the whole moving process!
The first is to deal with any potential dealbreakers, as well as know what features and amenities get snatched up fast in your area. The second is to price the home to move.
In regards to the first, you should consult a real estate professional familiar with what buyers look for in your neighborhood. It could be things like a finished basement, a swimming pool in the backyard, a mother-in-law suite, or just new carpet. Figure out what your home is lacking and have it put in. This is also where you want to find out what dealbreakers might be present in your home, and do the corrective home improvement that addresses the issues.
In terms of the second, look over the comps and price aggressively. It might mean that you don’t get as much as you could, but if you’re looking to sell fast, you have to lure buyers with something. Hopefully, you’ll get a bidding war to save your money yet still sell fast.