It’s finally time. You’ve bought your new home, you’re ready to move in and make it your own, but you still need to sell your old house.
Especially, if you don’t want to have to deal with two mortgages at the same time.
However, marketing probably isn’t your forte if you don’t work as a marketer.
So, how do you sell your old house and in a reasonable amount of time?
Luckily, we have five tips on selling your home fast and getting it off your hands.
1. Declutter and Rearrange
Our first tip to selling your home fast is getting rid of the clutter you’ve built up over the years you’ve spent in your old home.
You’ll want to sell or donate items that you don’t want to pack up and take with you to the new home.
Parting with the random knick-knacks will not only make moving easier on you, but it’ll take away your touch from the house. By depersonalizing the place, you allow visitors and potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.
The best places to declutter are the kitchen, bathrooms, tabletops, and counters.
And after you’ve decluttered? Try rearranging the furniture.
Your old house should be inviting to guests, and the pathways should flow freely without anyone tripping or bumping into something.
A professional real estate agent can take a look at your home and tell you what you can get rid of to declutter and how your furniture can be rearranged for better viewings.
2. Bring in Life
Now that you’ve decluttered and rearranged the house, you can bring in some flowers from the garden outside to liven up the area.
While you want to declutter and rearrange the house to take away your touch, you still want the house to be warm and inviting. What better way to do that then with flowers or vegetables straight from the yard?
Of course, you can always buy a few fresh bouquets for staging when it’s time for the open house.
3. Beauty Sells
First impressions are important and can often make or break a deal.
The first impression potential buyers get? The outside view of your house, or your home’s curb appeal.
Buyers are put off by giant patches of dead grass, dirty windows, and unkempt gardens.
We suggest putting some work into making your house look nice from the outside as well as the inside. And if you can’t find anything wrong then great, but it always helps to get an unbiased second opinion.
We also recommend upgrading and outdated appliances if you can spare the money.
A lot of buyers simply can’t look past what they see in front of them to conceptualize what the area could look like, or they want a move-in ready home with little renovation on their part.
You should also take the time to make the necessary repairs, such as broken heating units or a leaky roof.
Stay away from dumping too much money into renovating a house you’re leaving.
5. Picture Perfect
When looking for a home, you probably look for one online first and then expand your search from there, right? You and everyone else.
Lots of homes that don’t sell very well lose out on buyers because their online pictures are terrible quality, barely show anything about the house except the front or don’t have an online listing at all.
Which is why we suggest hiring a professional photographer and listing your house online through websites or local home magazines.
Professional photos will show off your old home’s key features in the best lighting and make a good impression on buyers.
Selling Your Home Fast
While you can’t wait to cut the time on your daily commute to work, selling your home fast should take priority until you can get everything settled.
Houses that stay on the market for a long time are financial drains and will eventually force you to lower your prices to less than what you originally asked for.
To avoid such a scenario, follow our tips and get help from a real estate agent!