Easy Way To Sell Your Home
By Dr. Drew Henry
It is not pleasant when you want to sell home but nobody is interested in.
Selling a home need not be a bitter encounter. We should healthily treat it as a
source of marketable commodity, a money-generating property, a real estate. We
should see our property as not just a plain house or a shelter, but as a
fortress! In selling a home, we should also let other people (especially
prospective buyers) get the same home sweet home experience we had.
Here is the first action you should do to have a good move in selling a home
is to first cut off your personal attachment from it. Have it ready for others
to see and in time, they’ll consider buying it.
Most people usually are not searching for big houses. They might consider
the size more important if they have a large family, but most probably they’ll
look for the comfort and homey feeling it brings. In selling a home, remember to
restore its best features – just like the way it looked when you first stepped
You should remove all posters and frames of photos and de-personalize before
selling a home and presenting it to prospective buyers. Make sure you have a
final walkthrough to see if all personal memorabilia has been removed. Then try
to see the parts of your home that need some re-conditioning.
All the clutter should be removed too as it is also a major step in selling
a home. Sadly though, this part is also the hardest to do for homeowners as they
have become emotionally attached to it. On the part of the buyer, seeing clutter
is a very negative thing that will drive them away from the idea of buying. In
selling a home, highlight all spacious area of the house and clear away all
In selling a home, you will most likely meet two types of realtors. Realtor
Type #1 will present and come up with prices much lower than what you’ve
estimated and will strongly strengthen their statements with sales records of
homes similar to yours. Then here comes Realtor Type #2 who perfectly agrees and
matches with how much value you are expecting to get, or sometimes they may even
declare a higher value. Study their Competitive Market Analysis before you
A last tip for selling your home is to take action now! Review your plans,
pair up with the right realtor, and in just a short time you will feel much more
comfortable in buying and selling real estate.
Nowadays, home buyers are having more choice about the homes they will buy.
In the real estate market, competition is tough now to find a buyer that sees
the potential in a home that needs a little work, without substantially lowering
your asking price.
There is a reason why you cannot get a fair price. In many cases buyers
expect your home to be in 'move-in' condition before parting with their money.
They see new carpets and freshly painted walls in showrooms and are judging your
home with the same measuring stick. It changes what people are willing to pay.
You receive offers subject to negotiations - meaning you have more work to do
before the sale takes place. Others may simply try to give you a ridiculously
low offer if they buy 'as-is'.
If you have pressing circumstances that mean you cannot do the work or
cannot afford the time it would take to have the work done you may take one of
these offers, losing thousands of dollars of value just because it was the best
offer on the table.
Real estate investors know the market you are selling in. They are not put
off by stains on the carpets, fading paint or any of the other typical wear and
tear that comes with lived-in homes. You can find real estate investors who will
take on all of the hassle of cleaning and prepping your home for new buyers -
all the while taking over your payments so you don't have to wait for the
closing before moving on.
You save yourself the hassle of finding a buyer that's willing to give you a
fair price for your home while also being relieved of the work involved to make
it look what its worth. This can be very important when a move needs to be made
right away but you simply don't have the time or ability to fix things up.
It is better to find a realtor that can sell your home on the date you
choose, giving you a fair price and doing the fixing up for you! All they can do
is listing your home to the market - the market will decide what they will pay,
not the realtor. Instead you may be talked into doing the work yourself or
lowering your price - not always an option.
Remember that an investor is a buyer - you will not be paying them to list
your property, they will be purchasing it from you or taking over the payments
until a buyer is ready to purchase. You will not pay commission fees and other
usual closing costs - you just sell your home. Have your home evaluated and find
out the process involved - its easier than you think!