Stress- Free Home Selling Tips and Guidelines

Eva Henderson

Although the real estate market of today has its ups and downs and it is not quite what it was year ago, there is no sense in feeling intimidated by it as you can make a good sale without getting too stressed out about it. Whether you want to move and you need to do a house clearance, chances are you will need to be well-prepared for it. The tips in this article will give you an idea about the things you can do to make it happen:

  • The first thing you need to do to ensure you have made the right choices is to do a good and proper maintenance and home repair as soon as possible. There is no glossing over it, as this is a vital step toward making sure you will have a good sale going. Even the smallest of steps you have undertaken to ensure you have a good and working home will make a difference on the market. There is no sense in attempting to sell your home unless it looks its best and it has no issues that need to be taken care of or repair of any kind. Make sure you deal with even the smallest of issues, such as broken doorknobs, messed up pipe work and other such issues. It may cost you some extra building cost but it will help you in the long run and ensure your future buyers will notice this as they do their checks on what they will be buying.
  • Focus on the exterior of your home as well, making sure you have a nice fresh coat of paint over it to make it look its best for a sale. Do focus on other areas that may have problems, such as the decks or even gutters and repair what has a need to be. This will ensure you keep things both comfortable and its looks will be to your benefit when things get down to the actual sale efforts. If you can’t handle your house repair by yourself you can use the professional services of a building company.
  • You have to make sure your potential buyers will have good and unrestricted access to all areas of your property. This is something that needs to be done to allow the future buyers to explore and enjoy what you have in store for them. Give your real estate agent a key to the property if you will not be around much, so they can show it around. If you do have to live in the property, you should make sure you allow them a chance to see it without it interfering with your daily activities.
  • Make sure you keep you prices realistic enough so you will not push potential buyers away from your sales efforts. A lot of buyers today will be more than internet savvy, so they will be fully aware when your set price is simply unreasonable even that the house refurbishment is obvious. You will need to make sure you have your price within a range that is both beneficial to you and your buyers if you want to make it on the market. This will allow you set the price within reasonable limits, but no more than 10% lower of the optimal price under the current circumstances. This will allow you to make a sale, while at the same time ensuring you have it done in a faster than usual time, not having to spend months or worse waiting for a buyer.