Sell Your House Fast and Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

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Sell Your House Fast and Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

If you’re selling your house, it’s normal to feel anxious about how long it will take. To complicate matters further, the property market is constantly evolving. Ultimately, a fast house sale is possible, but you have to plan it well. Here are five of the most common problems to avoid if you want to sell your house quickly.

1. Avoiding Marketing

Selling a house to a good buyer takes more than just sticking a “For Sale” sign up in the garden. Good marketing is essential, and a realtor usually needs a few months to prepare properly. In particular, look at how you can create the best online listing.

With a high-quality camera (or a hired photographer) you can get attractive photographs that show the property as its best. It’s also worth considering offering a virtual tour to maximise exposure and reduce time-wasting inquiries.

2. Trying To Do Everything Alone

You might think it saves money to try and sell your property without assistance. However, unless you have loads of previous experience, the mistake you’ll make by going it alone will quickly outweigh any money initially saved. It’s far better to let a professional do all the hard work - an estate agent can take over all the negotiations, legal paperwork and marketing. Renovations are another area in which it’s better to get help. Home DIY seldom looks professional, it’s time-consuming, and it’s easy to make mistakes. If there are things wrong with your property, let a professional take care of them.

3. Overpricing Your Property

A successful fast house sale requires landing on the right price for your property. This means extensive research so that your home is priced in a way that reflects the current market. This changes by season, and by year, so it’s easy to accidentally overprice your home and then fail to sell it. However, it’s also a shame to under-price your home when it could make you more money that will help to secure your future. So, it’s critical to engage with the ever-changing market.

4. Hiring An Inexperienced Estate Agent 

Saving money is a major focus for all sellers, but you want to make sure that you pick a realtor who is qualified to do a good job for you. Again, this is really about putting in the hours and the research required to understand the realty profession.

Read reviews, ask people you know, and consider setting up meetings with a variety of agents before making a final choice. Your reward will be an agent who can streamline the selling process and utilise their preexisting connections with others in the housing market.

5. Forgetting To Prepare Your Home

As noted above, good quality pictures make your home appealing to potential buyers. However, this is all undermined by things like clutter and unattractive furniture. This means it’s well worth cleaning your home, getting rid of junk, and whipping the property into its best possible shape.

Your estate agent can be very helpful here, identifying broken, old-fashioned, or worn-looking areas. And when it comes to in-person viewings, a full clean can make your house much more welcoming. You may even want to consider paying for a professional cleaner to shampoo the carpets and shine every surface.

In sum... It’s complex and time-consuming to sell a house. A fast house sale doesn’t mean you can skip important details - and trying to do so can lead to expensive mistakes.

If you really want the process to be as quick and easy as possible, we offer a trusted cash buying service. You set the time constraints, then we do the research and let you know what we can offer.

Contact us today for a confidential, no-obligation quote.

Date: 03/09/20

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