Selling your home is a process, and oftentimes requires a fair share of patience. Obviously, you not only want to sell it as fast as possible once you’ve put it on the market, but you also want to sell it at the right price. While you can count on your real estate agent from Hoppis Real Estate to help you every step of the way, we want to give you a few essential tips to help sell your home fast and easy. If you’re selling a house in Bellingham, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Take Care of Repairs
One of the first things that you’re going to want to do is get a home inspection report and find out what repairs need to get taken care of. Potential homeowners will pass on a listing if they see a roof leak, a runny faucet, drooping gutters, and the like. Spending a ton of money on large remodel projects before selling rarely pay off, but fixing even the most minor things is a must when it comes to selling your home.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, first impressions are vital to selling your house quickly! You want to target the emotions of the potential buyers and have them easily imagine themselves comfortably living in the house. If you have poor curb appeal, the majority of the buyers are going to move on to the next listing. You want them to be interested before they even step foot indoors. Make sure that all of your landscaping is taken care of and looks nice, consider repainting the walls, clean the windows, etc. You want the house to look appealing from the curb so try and look at the home from the viewpoint of the buyer.
Sell at the Right Time
While you can sell your home any time of the year, but the most common time is typically in the spring. Buyers prefer moving during the summer when the kids are out of school and the weather is nice. We recommend taking six weeks to prepare the home to go on the market.
A common misconception when it comes to selling a home is that the quality of the photography isn’t all that important. Sellers often chose grainy and blurred photos thinking that it doesn’t really matter. It’s said that 90% of people looking to buy a house begin their search online so it’s obviously important to have high-quality photography. If they come upon your listing and the only pictures were obviously rushed or taken with a cell phone, they’re more than likely going to go to the next listing. Real estate photographers know what buyers are looking for. They will take the time to stage the home and have experience knowing which angles work best and the most appealing lighting. Hiring a professional photographer goes a long way to help you sell your home, so we highly recommend investing in one.
We know that you want to get the most amount of money possible for your current home, but the fact of the matter is that you have to have it at a reasonable price. Buyers will immediately lose interest if they feel like the price is way too high. What you’re going to want to do is request a ‘no obligation’ valuation of your property. Next, you’re going to want to do a little digging and find out what similar properties were initially listed at and what they sold for.
Choose the Right Realtor
Real estate is a pretty complex industry, and although you might think that trying to sell it on your own will save you money, you’re likely going to lose out or miss a crucial step when trying to sell. You want someone on your side who knows real estate backward and forward and will be able to make the process simple and easy for you as well as have the best possible result. At Hoppis Real Estate, we’re dedicated to our customers’ satisfaction and will do everything in our power to help you sell your home. Have any questions or currently selling your house in Bellingham? Contact us today to get a trustworthy real estate agent on your side!