When you put your home up for sale, you do not want it to linger on the market indefinitely. If your home does not sell quickly, it can become a burden that makes it difficult for you to move on with the next chapter of your life.
There are many complex factors that influence the home market. For example, there tends to be a greater demand in the spring and summer, and sales drop off in the fall and winter. According to Forbes Magazine, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of a quick sale even in the off-season.
1. Price the home appropriately
Buyers now are more educated about what a property is really worth than they were in the past. It can be tempting to over-price your home, but pricing it more aggressively can motivate buyers to come to see it, which is the first step to a sale. Work with professionals to determine a reasonable price.
2. Make a full disclosure
No property is perfect, but you should manage buyers’ expectations by honestly representing what is wrong with your home. You must make a disclosure of any shortcomings, but be careful not to exaggerate when describing your home for the listing.
3. Get rid of clutter
Disorganization does not show off the house to good advantage. You should clear out the spaces as best you can before showing the home. The goal is to help potential buyers see themselves living there. Therefore, it also helps to clear out personal items such as photos. Put these in storage until you are ready to move them into your new place.