How To Ensure Your Home Sells Quickly
Whether you are moving to explore new career opportunities or to see what life is like in a big city, the likelihood is that once you’ve made your decision, you want things to progress quickly. As a result, this means that you need to sell your home quickly, too - especially if you’re relying on the sale to help finance your move!
However, according to a recent study, “sellers spend approximately six months preparing their homes for sale, another 25 days with their house on the market, and 30- to 45-days in the closing period.”
Fortunately, there are certain steps you can take to speed up the process, such as making sure that potential buyers are ‘wowed’ by your property the moment they arrive at your open house.
With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to ensure your home sells quickly!
Tick the right boxes.
Sometimes, the key to ensuring your home sells quickly is being able to understand what buyers are looking for ahead of time, so you can ensure that your property ticks all of their boxes. For example, in recent years, there has been a surge of buyers looking for eco-friendly and sustainable homes. This is likely because we are becoming more eco-conscious as a society.
Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can ensure your home is eco-friendly before putting it on the market. For example, you could work with companies such as Kelly Windows & Door to install double-glazed windows, making your property more energy-efficient. Not only is this good for the planet, but it can also keep energy bills down - which is another selling point buyers will appreciate.
Boost your curb appeal.
While your home’s interiors are likely the biggest selling points when it comes to getting your home off the market, it's crucial that you take care of your front garden too. After all, this is the first thing a potential buyer will see when arriving at your property, which means it contributes significantly to their overall impression of your home. If they are already feeling disinterested before stepping through the door, it will be hard to win them over.
Beyond this, 99% of realtors say that they believe curb appeal is important in attracting buyers - which means you should show your garden (and other exterior elements) some love before your property hits the market.
Declutter your home.
At an open house, it's important that buyers are able to envision themselves living in your home. This means that you must create a ‘blank slate’ for them to project their visions upon. As such, you should ensure that you declutter ahead of time, packing away any personal artifacts. This could also come in handy when actually moving, as you’ve already got a head start when it comes to packing.
You may also want to repaint the walls if the spaces haven’t been decorated in a while, opting for sleek, simple colors that leave your home looking bright, clean and welcoming.