The following tips can help you get that “Sold” sign up fast when relocating to another state.
THE RIGHT PRICE. Start with a price that is reasonable for your neighborhood and the size of your home. Having a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties sales professional assist you, you can receive up-to-the-minute listings in your neighborhood to identify the local competition. This can help with pricing your property competitively. Additionally, comparing the opinions of two independent property appraisers will also help you avoid over-pricing.
PAY PART OF THE CLOSING COSTS…usually 3 to 5 percent of the loan amount. This will attract first-time buyers who are short on cash for down-payment and closing costs. Offering to turn over personal property such as washing machines and dryers, refrigerators and flower boxes can also attract buyers looking for the best deal.
CONSIDER ACCEPTING CONTINGENCY AGREEMENTS. You may want to make your sale contingent upon the sale of the buyer’s home. This takes away buyers’ fears of juggling two properties and mortgages at the same time.
MAKE YOUR HOME STAND OUT. Fresh paint and flowers can go a long way in impressing buyers. Tend to such details as moving the lawn, fixing stubborn doorknobs and sliding doors, cleaning interior window ledges and baseboards. Remember, your home’s appearance on the day it’s shown can make or break a sale.
The bottom line is that sellers should take the time to make their home as attractive as possible. Compiling helpful tips for the buyer about school districts, utility bills and directions to the nearest shopping mall can go a long way in selling your house quickly.
With a little work and the help of a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties sales professional, chances are good that your house will sell fast in today’s market.