Tips That Will Help You Speed Up Your Home Sale - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
  • Thursday, 19 November 2020

Tips That Will Help You Speed Up Your Home Sale

People sell their homes for all kinds of reasons. Some need to relocate for work or to be closer to family. Others do so because they want to move to a nicer area.

Usually, once somebody decides that they want to move, they want to do so quickly. So that they can get on with their new life as soon as possible. That is why we work fast when we are hired to handle commercial or residential real estate deals.

Regardless of whether you are selling a commercial or residential property, get in touch with us for a free consultation. We will explain what needs to be done legally before the exchange can take place, so you can make sure that you have everything ready in advance.

Price your home right

The first step is to establish how much your property is worth. To do this go online, visit a few real estate sites to find out what comparable homes are going for in your area. This will give you a rough idea.

It is also important to put yourself in the buyer´s shoes when deciding what a fair price would be. Friends and neighbours may be able to help you with this because they can look at things in a more unbiased way than you can.

Bear in mind that buyers are less likely to get into a bidding war over a house that has been on the market for a long time. So, you need to price your home competitively, from the beginning.

Buyers face multiple expenses, including mortgage fees and worrying about financing liens. So, the price they have to pay for your home is going to make a huge difference to how attractive a proposition it is for them.

However, your home does not necessarily have to be the cheapest on the block. Especially if your property is aesthetically pleasing. The same is true if you have made significant improvements. But the listing price mustn’t be in line with other comparable homes. 

Get Your Home into “Move-In” Condition

Moving is a stressful experience, so the last thing buyers want is hassle. They don’t want to move into a house only to discover that it has issues. So, you have to make your home look as well cared for as possible, so pay attention to the following:

  • Make sure everything is compliant with the relevant building code
  • Fix anything that is faulty – even the sight of a dripping tap can be enough to ring alarm bells for a potential buyer
  • Weed your flower beds and cut your lawn
  • Cut back your trees and bushes
  • Consider giving your home a fresh coat of paint
  • Clean the windows
  • Deep clean and get rid of any marks or scratches

Home staging :

It is always worth staging your home. Cleanliness, modernity, space, warmth, and comfort are all things you need to think about when you stage your home. Declutter, de-personalize each room, rearrange the furniture to make each room look as spacious as possible. Consider freshening things up using soft furnishings. 

Differentiate your property from the neighbours

Consider making home improvements that will make your home stand out as being better than neighbouring properties. That could mean landscaping, upgrading your windows, or updating a tatty looking roof.

Do your research to make sure that you spend your money on the things that are likely to provide you with the best return. Our home buyers guide will help you to fully understand the process the buyer is going through and work out what they are likely to be looking for. 

Book a call with the expert lawyers of Diamond and Diamond to fast track the process of selling your home.

Advertise your listings

When you put your home up for sale make sure the agent you use:

  • Takes great pictures
  • Writes and enticing listing description
  • Lists your property properly

If you are selling your home yourself, do all of the above. Also, list your home across as many platforms as possible.

  PRO TIP : 

“Expect to spend some time and resources to sell your home quickly.”

Tips That Will Help You Speed Up Your Home Sale FAQs -

What is home staging?

Home staging is a way of ensuring that your home is as attractive as possible to prospective buyers. It should be well-maintained, clean and be uncluttered. Each room should be made over so that it looks bright, crisp, and modern. The closer it is to a show home the easier it will be to sell.

What is the process of selling a home?

The process of selling a home involves getting it into a fit state to put it on the market. That means fixing anything that is broken and freshening your home up to make it presentable. When that is done, you can list your home for sale either with a real estate agent or by doing it yourself. Once you have found a buyer, they will use a lawyer to check that you are the owner and that the property has been legally built. If everything is in order, the sale will usually go through.

What factors determine the market value of a home?

The market value of a home is largely dependent on what people are currently paying for a similar property in your area. How well maintained and nice-looking your home is will also play a role. As will whether it has any special features that make it stand out from other properties in the neighbourhood.

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