Top Tips on How to Sell Your House Quickly in 2020
If you’re a homeowner looking to sell your property, then chances are you’ll want to get it done as quickly as possible. This is usually for two reasons.
The first tends to be, because it simplifies the overall process – particularly if you’re in a property chain. Being in a property chain means you are entirely reliant on the quick and effective sale of your home in order to be able to purchase the property you’re looking to move into. If this can all happen as quickly and easily as possible, you’re far less likely to face issues and complications further down the line.
The second is because it makes you far more likely to achieve the market value as you’re selling price. It’s been statistically proven that the longer a property is on the market, the more likely its selling price is to decrease as time goes on. This is because the property listing then becomes what’s known as a “stale listing”.
Whatever your reason is for wanting a quick sale, today we’re going to be giving you our expert advice on how you can sell your property quickly in 2020.
Focus on Kerb Appeal
If you’re even remotely familiar with the real estate industry, chances are you’ll have heard of the term “kerb appeal”. This specific term very simply translates to how attractive your property looks from the exterior, or from a street view – hence “kerb”.
Property experts such as Ready Steady Sell would be the first to tell you that kerb appeal is one of the most important things to consider when putting your property on the market. If you like, think of it as a first impression – and believe us, in the world of property first impressions count.
Now, no one is saying you have to entirely refurbish the outside of your property. All we’re suggesting is take the time to make it look as inviting and attractive as it can.
It can be easy things, such as clearing pathways, painting the fence, and putting out a new doormat. It can be slightly bigger jobs like having brickwork repointed and replacing the front door. Whatever is right for your own individual property and fits with your financial plan, is right for you. So long as you make the effort to do something!
Remember – it sets the tone for the entire viewing. Don’t give potential buyers things to pick at before they’ve even stepped over the premise.
Market Your Property Well
Since the internet came into prevalence, all industries have had to jump on the bandwagon in order to stay afloat. Therefore it won’t surprise you to know that as many as 90% of property seekers are likely to begin their search for property, online.
With that in mind, it’s vitally important that you market your property well on the internet. The vast majority of estate agents nowadays are on the internet in some capacity, so ensure your property is listed and listed well. You can even pay extra in order to upgrade your online package in order to make your property more appealing to potential buyers online.
One of the most important things to get right, are the photographs. If you think about scrolling through the internet, you’ll know that the first thing that catches your eye isn’t likely to be paragraphs of words, but attractive images. This is even more true when it comes to the world of property buying.
Certain online packages will include a professional photographer supplying these images, which is great. However, if this isn’t the case, you’ll either want to look into hiring one separately or making sure you do it well yourself. Set the rooms well, ramp up the light, and take the images on an HD camera. There is a wealth advice available online now if you should require it.
Repair Anything that May Need it
Our final piece of advice, albeit an obvious one, is to make any necessary repairs throughout the property before putting it on the market.
Potential buyers are immediately either put off by a house that needs repairs, or would be willing to buy it and take them on themselves, if the price is reduced. Therefore if you’re wanting to sell your property for its entire market value, then you’ll have to make the repairs prior to putting your property up for sale.
It might feel like an inconvenience, but think of it as an investment. After all, the closer you can sell your property to market value or above, the better it is for you.
Keep up with the top stories from Reader’s Digest by subscribing to our weekly newsletter.