Irrefutable Truths When Selling A House
While some things may be difficult to predict or control when selling a house (for example, your open house happens to be in the middle of a torrential downpour), there are some iron clad truths when it comes to selling a home. If you learn these truths and follow them when selling your next home, you will see what a huge difference it can make.
Clean Homes Sell
You may think “why should I de-clutter so much? They’re not buying my things, they’re buying my house!”. But a messy house or a house full of clutter does not provide a welcoming feeling. It will be incredibly hard for potential buyers to envision themselves in the home as they will always see it as belonging to someone else. Get your home in the best shape possible and you will see results.
Overpricing Your Home Will Only Make Your Neighbour Sell Their Home Faster
We all want to sell our homes for as much as possible. After you are shown comparables and have a good idea what your home should be priced for, stick with that price! If you tempt fate by asking it to be priced higher, even if for just for a few weeks, you can shoot yourself in the foot. A property is at its highest demand leading up to its listing on the MLS as well as its first week. Buyers will have as much knowledge as you do about the price of a home, so you will not be fooling anyone. You could end up leaving a sour impression to potential buyers with an unjustified price on your home.
Being A Homebody Won’t Sell Your Home
When your house is finally listed, plan your days so that you are out of it as much as possible. No one wants to be followed around during a viewing by the current owners. It makes them feel unwelcome and unable to fully envision the house as their own. Moreover, being out of the house gives you less of an opportunity to pile up those dishes or make a mess!
Fix What You Can Now To Get The Best Offer
It can be very tempting to see your leaky roof and leave it to be the next owner’s problem. If you do this, however, you can be missing out on financial gains. Your new roof could cost you approximately $6000 to fix, but a potential buyer is always going to overestimate the cost and factor it into their offer price, and you could be down $10 000 in your asking price – that’s a potential loss of $4000!
If You Dig Your Heels In You Will Lose
Everybody wants a deal. You as a seller will want to sell your property at the highest price possible, the potential buyer will want it for the lowest price possible. Without compromising, I can guarantee you your house will not sell. If you become fixed in your position that you want X price or Y conditions and nothing else, you could be sitting on a house for sale indefinitely until you find someone who can meet those strict restrictions.
If you are looking to sell your home in the spring (which is irrefutably the best time of the year to put your house up for sale!) send me a message! I would love to show you how to incorporate these irrefutable truths, and others, to make sure you get the best price for your home.