Imagine having the power to be able to successfully sell your home without having to involve an agency or a middle man – all of the money you make can go straight into your back pocket. So many people are put off by the ground work that has to go into selling a home, and would rather outsource this to somebody else to deal with. But if you’re a savvy saver and want to feel the benefit and be included in the entire selling process, then there are simple steps you could follow. The real estate game isn’t scary if you set your expectations and have your priorities in order, although this process may take up some of your precious time, it can be worth it in the long run.
Make the house sellable:
Making the house sellable is a given, but it’s important to assess all of the things that need to be changed as they could hold you back in the process. Aesthetically as well as structurally, the house needs to be perfect and neutral, otherwise potential sellers will have no choice but to focus on the negatives. There are many different ways that you can begin this process, but it is always a good idea to have a friend or family member walk around your home and be brutally honest about what you need to do to sell your property. Simple things like adding in conservatory blinds to your spaces can really help to make the property seem finished and this will really help to encourage people to buy your property. As well as getting the finishing touches ready, redecorating with neutral tones can help to create a blank canvas feel to your home that will be appealing to people who want to redecorate. This can be done in a way that will not break the bank, and if you choose to do all of the DIY yourself, then you can really save some money!
Set a price and premeditate negotiations:
Housing prices are something that should always be talked over with an expert, so be sure to speak with a commercial property expert, who can give a property valuation and will give you an insight into how much you will be able to sell your home for. People will always try to negotiate on the price, so be sure to premeditate for this and have a final asking price that you will not be haggled down from – never undersell unless time is a pressing factor, there is always room to meet in the middle ground.
List your property on several different websites, but to attract potential buyers, you need to be a little bit creative to rise above all of your competitors. Be sure to write an excellent description of your home and add in all of the features that make it a great house to live in and also a great area to choose (i.e. great for families with excellent schools within walking distance). Now that you have weighed up all of the positives, it’s important to now add pictures that will go well with your description. Make sure that the space looks fresh and clean, and that the pictures and crisp and clear, to shine your home in the best possible light.
Following these simple steps will help you on your way to selling your home, and who knows… if you enjoy it then it could be your first step on the ladder to property investment and development.
August 16, 2017