The process of selling your home is never as straightforward as you’d like it to be. But sometimes it’s more complicated than necessary, if only because we didn’t get as much money for the property as we could have or should have.
The important thing to remember is that how much money we get for our home isn’t solely decided by the market or the buyer; we can have an influence, too, often a bigger influence than you might realize. Below, we take a look at some tried and tested tips for ensuring you get as much cash as possible when it comes to selling your home.
Who Are You Selling To?
It’s worthwhile thinking about the type of buyer that’s going to be interested in your home. It could save you a lot of time and money.
For example, if your home isn’t in tip-top condition, you might be tempted to outlay a lot of cash to bring it up to standard. But it might be that your property is a perfect entry-level “fixer-upper” project for the right buyer.
There’s little point in spending the time and money to get the house just right if someone will happily buy the house as it is.
Work With the Right People
You’re not going to sell the home all on your own. That doesn’t, however, mean that any old professional will do. Some may guarantee a fast sale, but undervalue your home; others may sell the home for the amount you asked for, but take a big cut.
Either way, you’ll be left out of pocket. It’s usually easier to work with small companies, as they have fewer overheads – which means you get to keep more of your money.
As well as the price, it’s important that the professionals you work with ensure that your property is seen by as many people as possible. The more people that see it, the higher the chance of a sale!
Focus on the Outdoors
People go to a lot of lengths to create an attractive indoor space, yet forget entirely about the exterior. This is the first thing that anyone will see of your property, and we can’t forget that first impressions count for a lot.
If the front of your home isn’t as organized or inviting as it could be, then you’ll be lowering the amount that people are willing to pay to live there.
Sell at the Right Time
Finally, remember that when you sell your property makes a big difference. The more people there are looking at your property, the more chance there is that you’ll get your full asking price.
If you decide to put the property on the market in the run-up to Christmas, then you can’t hold out too much hope of a bidding war. People prefer to look for a new home during the spring and summer. Plus, it’s much easier to make your home look beautiful when the sun is shining!