So you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, but you want it sold fast? You’re not alone in that regard, but it’s never so easy.
Perhaps you’re buying another property, moving out of the country or you’re going through a divorce – whatever the reason is, you want to move on your property as soon as possible. If that’s the case, follow these steps to sell your home as quickly as possible.
Sell your home with an online estate agent
Going for a traditional estate agent when you’re selling your home is a great way to target the local market, but it’s often a poor choice for selling your home quickly. By using an online agent, you’ll enjoy the same benefits of a traditional estate agent but also benefit from the huge exposure that having your house across major home selling websites like RightMove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation provides.
Price your property reasonably
If you don’t have the luxury of time, it’s only sensible that you revisit the amount of money you’d consider to be acceptable for your property. Pricing your home at the top of the market might well yield a sale at some point down the line, but who knows how long that could be?
By lowering the price of your property, you’ll find your property is instantly more attractive to buyers and much more likely to sell quickly.
Be prepared to make changes
Your property might be right for you and your aesthetic sensibilities, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be right for a potential buyer.
There’s certainly a market for homes that require renovation and many people will wish to put their own stamp on your property, but the remainder simply want a place they can move into and start living. That means neutral paint where it’s needed, replacements for damaged flooring and other flaws in your property have to be addressed. It might take a week of DIY, but you’ll have a much more desirable property to present to potential buyers.
Try to sell in the right season
It might sound odd, but there’s no doubting that when it comes to selling your home, there’s a right time and a wrong time to do it. Traditionally spring is the best time in which to sell, thanks to buyers who wait out the winter period to start looking for properties. Lots of people have spent the months after New Year’s surveying their finances and now they’re ready to pounce.
The other positive season for selling is autumn, thanks to the kids being back at school and the light remaining good. However, you’ll find that selling at the height of summer and during winter really slows down the sale of your property. Of course, sometimes you can’t avoid selling in these period, but do be aware that it could slow your sale down.
Start the conveyancing period early
Traditionally left late, you can instruct a lawyer to get ahead on the conveyancing pretty early into your sale. They can work on drafting up a contract and applying for title deeds to your property, all of which can speed up your sale once you’ve got a serious buyer involved.
Contact Agent Online today and let us help you sell your home quick and easy.