It’s a tricky business going through the sales process and moving house can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Thankfully there are ways to make this easier and you can rely on expert advice to get you through it. You have different options on how involved you want to be with the sale and how to go about it.
Decide On A Strategy
Many people prefer to do up their houses and sell them themselves using a realtor service. This is one option, otherwise, you can choose to sell your house, especially in bad condition, to a company such as Seller’s Advantage. They will essentially do all the work for you and buy your property even if it’s seen better days. There are many advantages to this as it will save you a lot of time and effort.
If you do decide to sell your house privately after renovations then there are certain maintenance checks you need to prepare for. This means going through everywhere in preparation for inspections such as electrics, plumbing, wall structure, and boiler. Your potential buyers will need to know any issues with the house before you sell it.
Not only do you need to check the house but also it’s a good idea to prepare for credit checks on both yourself and your potential buyer. Make sure, in your case, everything is up-to-date and that you haven’t forgotten and last bills or payments. Keep on top of everything so you pass the credit check without problems. You can also do some research on your buyer as well. This can be done with a simple Googling, or ask your realtor for a bit more information. Better yet, speak to the client themselves and make sure everything is in order, this will make the process go more smoothly. You can find more information online about your rights as buyers and sellers, regarding credit checks.
To get your house a spic and span as possible, bring in a team of cleaners. Have the place thoroughly cleaned as this will make a better impression to buyers, even if it’s in need of renovation. Declutter the space and get rid of personal items for a viewing. You can rent a storage unit to keep most of your belongings in during the move.
If you do host viewings at your property there are several things you can do to entice buyers apart from cleaning. Think about rearranging furniture to create functional spaces. Set up an area to relax, and try to get the potential buyers to imagine living there. Neutralize more unique or out-there color schemes or interior design. It might be easier for your buyer to imagine the house as their own this way.
Create a welcoming entrance, and make the most of lighting, sights, and smells. A few spring daffodils can do the trick or a plate of fresh cookies. Invite potential buyers into your home with a positive and professional attitude.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.