If you thought buying a house was a hassle, well try selling it. This time, you are not the one setting the rules and making decisions and hence you might have to abide by a few demands of the buyer, especially if you are in a hurry to sell it off. You might have to move out on such short notice and this becomes even more difficult if you have kids and pets. Your house needs to be repaired, priced correctly and advertised in the proper place so that you get the best offers. If not done right, this can be a hassling process so here are a few easy steps that will make it convenient for you.
- Get a storage unit
You cannot show around the house with all this clutter so you might think shoving them all in your wardrobe and cabinets will be a good think. Well, that is a big mistake you do. The buyers would need to check out how much storage space is available in the house and seeing your clutter filled cabinets is not going to help. So, hire a storage unit and place all your unwanted clutter in it. Collect them once you plan to move.
- Hire a professional home stager
A professional home stager will know to click photographs in a way that appeals to the buyer. He will try to highlight the strengths of the house and minimize the flaws. These photographs are very important as your buyer will first of all look at the photos and read the description later on. Having more than six listing photos will provide a higher chance of being offered. If you can’t afford a stager, ask a friend to walk around the house and yard with a fresh pair of eyes. He will notice places that need to be de-cluttered and cleaned.
- Market it yourself
Don’t expect your agent to do all the marketing. You need to do your part too. With the increased use of social media nowadays, how hard is it to share the news with a few people? It would be much easier to get the word out as social media is one of the fastest promotional methods. Highlight the specialties of your home, such as a walk in wardrobe Singapore, a private pool etc. This will get people talking about it.
- Find the right real estate agent
A major duty lies with the real estate agent and hence you need to be extra careful when selecting one. Go through the reviews and comment regarding him and know how many sales he has actually done. If he has done his research on your neighbourhood, point out the flaws and strengths of your house, have networks around the area; then he might actually be good at his job.