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Selling Your House: Things to Do
Deciding to sell your house is usually not one which is taken lightly. Whether you are looking to invest in a new property, relocating to a new area, or have simply decided to sell everything you own and head off to travel in the Himalayas, there can be a seemingly endless checklist of things which need to be done to get that precious cash firmly in the bank.
To help make things easier, we have put together a list of the top things you need to prepare to get that ‘Sold’ sign secured!
Decide On A Price
Perhaps one of the hardest parts of selling your property is deciding on the best asking price. The best way to achieve this is usually to consult an expert, such as a surveyor or estate agent. These professionals will have an up-to-date and accurate understanding of the current market including fluctuations the best time to sell, and an estimate of what similar properties in the area are going for. They will usually have experience of negotiation and will be able to give you an idea as to how much a potential buyer may knock you down or try to negotiate on price.
Make It ‘Sellable’
A large part of selling a house is making a good first impression on potential buyers. This can involve making your home more attractive, such as touching up paintwork, repairing any broken or damaged elements, or updating the overall decor to something modern and appealing.
It can also involve smaller aspects such as adding throws or houseplants to make your home seem more welcoming and making sure your garden is looking its best. One of the issues is that all of these things take time and cost money which you may not have to spare.
An alternative in this situation is to turn to a company which offers cash for a property in any condition—often known as an as-is real estate buyer in Colorado. An as-is sale is a great way to make a fast sale and get your hands on the cash without having to decorate or increase the appeal of your property.
It is not enough to just list your home for sale and relax. If you have a good realtor or estate agent, this can help you stay ahead of the game. It is essential, however, that you are also keeping an active eye on the market and any changes, including houses which are regularly going for more than you are asking. Taking an active, engaged part in the sale means you are in the best position if you are approached with an offer, and can make a fast decision to benefit both buyer and seller.
Keep An Eye On Costs
Selling a house can be an expensive undertaking. As we mentioned, you may need to spend money updating your aesthetic and decor, including any repairs. Realtors can also charge fees which are fast to add up, and it is important to keep a close eye on what you are being charged for to ensure that you remain in control.