Easy tips to sell your home faster


Thinking of selling your home? Whether you’re relocating for work or simply need a larger or smaller home, selling your property can be a stressful task, but with the right tips you can sell your home faster.

In this article, we’ll share some of our top tips on how to prepare your home for sale and how to speed up the process. Read on and get started.

Tips for staging your home

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A house is like a man or woman, it needs to be prepared in order to attract attention. When you put your house on the market, it's important to make sure it looks as good as possible. You want to make a good impression on potential buyers, right? Here are some basic tips for staging your home before you create your visual marketing plan:

Remove all unnecessary things. The less clutter there is, the bigger the house will look.

 

Remove all family photos and most personal belongings. Prospective buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in their new home, and they won’t be able to if it’s full of your stuff.

Fix broken windows, leaky faucets or cracks in the walls. If your house looks like it needs repairs, potential buyers will be less likely to make an offer. This does not mean hiding major flaws from buyers. You should always be transparent when selling your home. Would you like to have this done to you?

A little colour can make your home look more attractive. Try giving the walls a fresh coat of paint if they’ve been painted for a long time or put some colourful cushions on the sofa.

Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and put away any toys or tools in the garden. A tidy yard makes a good impression on prospective buyers. If you don’t have a house with a garden, keep your patio tidy and add colour with plants or an urban garden.

Balance between market and value offered

This is the most important point. If you want to sell your house quickly, apart from making it beautiful, you will have to set a price that catches the eye of the potential buyer. This doesn’t mean putting a bargain price, because you’ll end up selling for less than your house is actually worth, but neither can you put too high a price compared to the value you’re offering, because that will scare buyers away.

So how do you find the right balance? It’s all about research, getting to know the market in your area and the competing properties very well. Look at the price of similar houses or flats that are selling in your area and ask yourself… How is my house different (both good and bad)? Where are they located, are they on the same street as mine? What services are around? These few questions will help you to have a more objective view of the real price of your house and consequently, when you put it on the market, it will attract buyers who know how to value a good offer, without having to undersell it.

And remember that it is important to be flexible. If a buyer comes along and offers you less than your initial asking price, ask why. This will help you to know how the market values your property, and if you think they have good reasons, then you can negotiate. 

The appeal of your home's exterior.

Whether you are selling a townhouse, a detached house or a flat, when you are selling your home, it is important to make sure that the exterior looks as good as possible. Make sure the lawn is neatly cut and trimmed, the windows are clean and the paint is in good condition.

You might also consider adding a bit of curb appeal to the outside area by putting in some fresh flowers or new plants. The idea is to make potential buyers feel that they cannot afford to lose this house.

You need to make potential buyers imagine themselves living in the house if you want to sell it quickly and at the best price, and I assure you that nothing will distract them more from that vision than a mess or a repair project that needs to be done.

How to prepare your home for visitors

Let’s talk about how to prepare your home for prospective buyers. First thing you should do is make it look as clean and spacious as possible. Get rid of all clutter and unnecessary clutter, make sure all surfaces are well cleaned and your house smells nice.

If you have pets, make sure they are clean and well-behaved, and keep them away during viewings (the potential buyer may be afraid). The same goes for plants: you may want to consider adding some plants inside to give your home a more natural feel.

If you have any major repairs to do, now is the time to take care of them, but don’t hide any vices that could come back. Honesty comes first.

And finally, make sure your house has good lighting and that all windows are clean.

Conclusion

When you decide to sell your house, you must take into account 2 important factors in order to sell it in the shortest time and at the best price. These are: how your house fits in the market and taking into account the legal and fiscal aspect (which we will talk about in another post).

If you decide to sell it yourself you have to be willing to dedicate more time to the whole process. You will need to be extremely efficient in advertising and promotion (because you will not have the contacts and network of a real estate agent), and if you live in a tourist area such as Mallorca or the Costa del Sol, it is advisable to speak more than one language. If the buyer is a foreigner, they will feel more comfortable when you explain the property to them. You will also have to compile all the necessary documentation for the notary, draw up the private contract with a penitential deposit agreement correctly and know how to calculate the taxes to be paid after the sale.

This is not to say that it is a difficult process, but it does require commitment on your part as the seller to ensure that the day at the notary is a success and that your dream does not turn into a nightmare.

We wish you luck in your sale and if you don’t know where to start, don’t worry… you can contact us without obligation so that we can advise you on the sale of your house.


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