How to Sell Your Home Fast

How to Sell Your Home Fast – Even in a Down Market

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Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to sell your house fast, even in a down market. While some think that all you have to do is put it on the market, throw a sign in the yard and wait for it to sell. That would be great if that is all it took, but that is no longer the case. These days it may require some unconventional thinking, just to receive conventional results.
In life certain situations arise, where it is necessary to sell your home quickly. Maybe your payments are way behind, you are going through a divorce, relocating for a job, or settling an estate. No matter what the case may be, you don’t have time to wait the next 6 to 24 months to relieve yourself from this house.
If you are serious about selling you home quickly, then I advise you to read this article to the end. These are some very basic things that you can do to help sell your house quickly.
1) Make Necessary repairs
One of the first things a potential home buyers look is any needed repairs. It is of vital importance that these repairs are taken care of before the home is marketed. Buyers will immediately see repairs needed, and in turn realize they will have to spend more money to get the house good condition. This is usually by far, the first and most obvious thing people notice.
Most minor repairs you can do yourself or hire someone that can help with the workload, if you have the means to do so.
You need picture yourself as a potential buyer. Certain items such as plumbing, heating, AC and so on need to be in good working order. The bathrooms, kitchen, doors and windows all need to be in a good condition The foundation and the roof need to be solid as well.
Also as obvious as this may be, make sure the house smells good. Cigarette Smoke, pet urine, and other undesirable aromas, are a big turn off to potential buyers. If funds allow, don’t be afraid to give the inside of your home a fresh coat of paint, and if your carpet is in covered in pet stains and cigarette burns, don’t be afraid to put some new carpet down. It will definitely help. Most conventional buyers that will be moving in, do not want to have to make a bunch of repairs. They want to make the purchase, move in and start calling it home.
Another thing to consider, when trying to make a quick sale is to stage, and de-clutter your home. Buyers do not want to see a cluttered home, with stuff stacked everywhere, and clothes and junk laying everywhere. If your spare bedroom, has become a storage locker, it is in your best interest to rid the room of all the junk. Most potential buyers have little vision, and if your house is a cluttered wreck, they will quickly decide that this is not the house for them. It is up to you, to show potential buyers how great your home really is.
Lastly, give your house some curb appeal. You want your buyers to start loving your place as soon as they pull up. First impressions can make or break a sale. If the exterior of the home needs painted, paint it. If your home is vinyl sided, scrub it down and wash off any dirt and debris. Keep the yard mowed and trimmed. Consider planting some cheap flowers, and maybe a nicer mailbox. All of these little touches, will pay off as they appeal to buyers.
What if you are unable to make these repairs? What if you are already behind and short on cash? What if you are on the verge of foreclosure?
If these questions relate to you, then maybe it is time to consider a different type of buyer. You may want to consider talking to a real estate investor. Real estate investors will by your house as is and fix it up themselves either to either resell or rent for cash-flow.
In some situations, real estate investors may be able to get creative and buy your house on terms even if you owe more than your house is worth. The cool thing about investors is, that they can usually get you an acceptable offer, and you can move on with your life. This sure beats going through the foreclosure process. Real estate investors are easier to find than you think. In almost every town in the USA, there are signs popping up everywhere that say “we buy houses” followed by a telephone number. There are also many of them that advertise online. You can also look around your town for Real estate investing clubs. These are all great ways to find investors that can help you.