Tips to Get Your House Sold as Fast as Possible
On average, The Balance reports, most homes stay on the market for 65 days. However, there are ways to help move things along so you can get it sold as fast as possible, whether you put it up among the homes for sale in Winnipeg, Vancouver, or anywhere else.
Declutter Your Home and Get a Storage Unit
One of the worst things you can do is shove all your stuff into the closets, cabinets, and under the beds. Potential buyers aren’t going to be afraid to look inside. Instead, take time to declutter, keeping only what you really need. Then you can sell or donate the other items. Anything you have left that you don’t use daily store in a storage unit. Think Christmas decorations and seasonal clothing.
Make Sure The Price is Right
Pricing your home right from the start is a must for selling it faster. And did you know you’re likely to get more money? When a house is overpriced, it tends to sit on the market too long. This makes it so potential homebuyers are less likely to get into a bidding war. After all, if you were looking at a house for sale that had been on the market for six months, would you even think about offering full price?
Enhance Curb Appeal
The first thing most potential buyers do after viewing a house online is to do a drive by. The exterior is what they’ll see first which means curb appeal is an absolute must. Take a look at it as if you were a buyer, what stands out? You might need to trim the bushes, mow the lawn and pull some weeds. Doing some pressure-washing of the driveway, walkways and your home can make a big difference too. Look at every detail, polishing the doorknob and perhaps even painting the front door. Be sure to clean up any cobwebs, bird droppings and the like, and consider adding some potted plants and flowers to add a splash of color that makes it look much more welcoming.
Brighten It Up
Few buyers are going to be enticed by your home if it’s dark and depressing. Take advantage of natural light as much as you can by opening blinds and curtains. Switch out light bulbs for those with higher wattage to make things brighter too. If a room has dark hues of paint, lighten it up a little. Maybe consider trying a neutral color of paint, like gray. A lighter color can help make rooms look more substantial in a home.
Make It Available
It’s never easy having to continually keep your home in ready-to-show condition when you’re busy working and taking care of the family but try to make it available as much as possible, ideal at any time at all, for the first two weeks and you’ll have a good chance of moving it much faster. The easier it is for agents to show, the more people will see it; ultimately bringing in more offers. Often higher offers too.