There can be many different reasons why you would want to sell your house fast. Maybe you’re relocating for a job in a few weeks, and if you don’t sell in that time period you are stuck with it. It could be that you need to free up capital for other ventures or maybe you’re facing a foreclosure so you want to make a quick sale. There are many reasons why somebody would want to sell their house fast, but how? In this post I will give you 5 ways that a homeowner can sell their house fast.
Price low to sell your house fast
One of the fastest ways to sell a house fast is to put the property on sale for less than the market value, people know a good deal when they see one and it won’t be too long before you start getting offers. It’s not uncommon for people who put their houses for sale at the market value to wait several months before a sale is made.
The obvious major drawback to pricing your house low for a fast sale is that you’re not getting the true value for your property, which leads to the next question, are there better ways to sell your house faster than pricing it low?
Get an offer from a local cash home buyer
One of the most effective ways to sell your house fast is to sell it to a local cash home buyer. For one, you don’t need to deal with banks and jump through all their legal paper work then end up waiting weeks, or even months before anything gets signed. Selling to a cash buyer also reduces fees of lawyers, admin fees, and most of all it’s a pretty stress free process as you don’t have to worry if the mortgage for the buyer will be approved, or how well your house will do in the appraisal.
Ultimately selling your house to a local cash home buyer is fastest way to sell your house with the least amount of stressed involved, as most of the variables have been cut out.
Keep it clean
The saying you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression is true when people are viewing your home. When you get potential buyers, ensure the house is immaculate. When people buy a home it’s usually with the idea to live there for many years. By keeping an uncut lawn or not having everything neat and tidy, will leave your buyers with an unappealing opinion of your house.
Think neutral, don’t take any risks with funky colours or décor. Try to make everything look as plain and simple as possible.
Invest in your home
This may sound like a crazy idea to invest money into your house if you’re going to sell it, but just hear me out for a second. Giving your house a new gloss of paint, replacing a few old doors or giving a room a mini makeover can be a smart way to sell your house fast. Making your house ‘ready to move in’ appeals to a lot of buyers. Buying a house is already stressful and most would rather move into a new home and start enjoying it right away than move in and have to think about what needs to be fixed or replaced.
I don’t advise on installing a new bathroom or getting a fully equipped kitchen installed. Sometimes just replacing the cabinet doors would be a big enough change to give your house a new look without breaking the bank.
If you have found a buyer who wishes to take your home off your hands at a date that is not convenient for you, accepting the offer is a much wiser move than being stubborn. The short term hassle of living at a hotel or a friend’s house for a week or two is going to be much better than waiting months on end to sell your house.
There are many ways to sell your house fast if you’re willing to put in the work and make some sacrifices. If you combine all the methods I’ve suggested today, you will be sure that you will sell your house faster than if you just went to a real estate agent and let them list it for you.