Joubert-Tradauw
News Property

5 Tips to Sell Your Home

Ruth62

A Ruth62 Property Platform Initiative

Selling a home can be stressful—even more so if you’re on a tight deadline. Fortunately, whether you need to sell fast because of a new job, a life event, or financial reasons, there are ways to speed up the process.

1. Find the Right Real Estate Agent

If you want to sell your home fast, then the first step is to hire a real estate agent. The ideal person will know the Barrydale market and have a sales record that proves they know how to sell.

Keep in mind that a real estate agent will help with the entire process, from taking top-notch photos of your home to negotiating for the best price. They also will write up a real estate listing that sells, schedule and host showings, and market your property to get it seen.

2. Price It to Sell

One of the most effective ways to sell your home fast is to price it competitively. If you price it too high, then your home will spend more time on the market. Also, if your home is overpriced, then you may end up selling it for less eventually—it will just take a lot longer.

3. Clean, Declutter, and Depersonalise

Buyers need to be able to picture themselves in the space, but they won’t be able to if your house is a mess. Give your home a thorough cleaning from top to bottom, get rid of clutter, and hide the family photos and other personal items.

While you’re at it, rearrange the furniture so your home looks inviting and so buyers can move through your home without bumping into anything. If necessary, put bulky items in storage. A crowded room looks like a small room.

4. Boost Your Sidewalk Appeal

If you want to sell quickly, then it’s essential to make a good first impression. And the first thing a buyer sees is a home’s exterior and how it fits into the surrounding neighbourhood. To boost your home’s curb appeal:

  • Paint the front door
  • Plant flowers
  • Sweep away any spiderwebs and debris from windows, eaves, and porches
  • Wash the windows
  • Fix broken light fixtures and mailboxes
  • Make sure the trees, shrubs, and lawn are nicely manicured

Keep in mind that a tidy exterior not only looks nice but also signals to potential buyers that you’ve taken good care of the place.

5. Take Care of Quick Repairs

You won’t have time for any major renovations, so focus on quick repairs to address things that could deter potential buyers. Survey the house and take care of the easy fixes:

  • Fix loose tiles
  • Tighten leaky faucets
  • Touch up paint
  • Tighten door knobs and handles
  • Remove carpet stains

Barrydale Hand Weavers

Leave a Comment