Selling a home can be simpler than you think.
All it takes is a few steps to make your place a little more appetizing than the rest. These tips aren’t hard to follow. But you do have to follow them.
Otherwise, you might be stuck with your Portland home for a while. With all those homes on the market, it’s a wonder why they won’t sell as quickly as yours.
Perhaps they didn’t read the right advice before they put theirs up for sale.
Make sure you put a realistic price up from the beginning. A lot of homeowners ask for way more than they’re going to get simply because they want to see if it’ll sell for that price. This tactic never works as those interested in purchasing your home will think you’re not actually interested in selling it.
Plus, no one wants to pay above a home’s value.
Make sure you clean as much as you can out of your home. Having lots of furniture pieces makes your home appear smaller than it actually is. People want the biggest home possible for what they’re willing to pay.
It’s also important to get all personal items out of the home before showing it. Political posters and family pictures make the home look lived-in.
Even if your house is lived in, as in not brand new, you can make it look like it isn’t.
Plus, it’s hard for people to picture their family living in the home when it has personal items of another family’s inside.
Make every room in the home look like it has a purpose. People want to be able to picture how they’re going to use that vacant room off the kitchen. Stage it as an office or dining room.
This also helps you say that your home comes with an office on its information sheet.
Be sure that there is a realtor available to show the home at odd hours. You need to be able to fit into the schedule of your prospective buyer. People work during the day, so you cannot confine your house showings to just then.
You should also have a realtor available at very little notice. As some buyers will want to see the home immediately.
You should make sure all pets are removed from the home before it is shown. People are less attracted to houses that look like they’ve been lived in by animals. All leashes, or other pet supplies, should also be removed. A prospective buyer should not be able to tell that there were ever pets in the home.
It May Not Sell Right Away,
But It Will Sell
Selling a home takes patience. Your home will likely sell within the first month if you follow these rules, but don’t expect it to be picked up after the first few days. Plus, you won’t be able to get the best offer if you sell it too quickly.