There are any number of reasons to sell your house. Regardless of your reasoning, steps involved in the process don’t really change much. Ordinarily, you want to make sure, right from the get-go, your house is ready to sell. Very often, those first moments on the market attract the most interest. If you’re ready to close and vacate, you won’t miss out on a buyer who wants to get the transaction over and done with, quickly and easily.
When it’s time to sell your home, though the process can differ slightly from person to person and situation to situation, there are roughly a dozen steps involved (give or take). Here they are.
Make Sure You Are Steadfast in Your Decision
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is it in my best financial interests to sell this home and buy a new one?
- Can I leave behind all the memories I’ve created here?
- Selling a home can be pricey… Can I afford it?
- Can I reasonably benefit from selling this house with the equity I’ve built up?
If you answered “yes” to those questions, it may be time to sell.
Check out Fast Sale Options
We’ll refer to this later, but there are any number of companies on the market today that promise a fast sale, quick and easy, sometimes even for cash. Simple House Buyers is one such company. Below, you will find the contact information you will need to get the process started.
Pick a Real Estate Agent
If you decide not to go the fast route, and opt for traditional, you need to use a real estate agent. Do some research. Get some recommendations and read some reviews. Make sure the person you contract with is doing everything by the book and has your best interests at heart.
Figure out the Best Time to Sell
Typically, the best times to sell a home are spring and summer. Before school starts, families want to move into their new home. Inspections and viewings are also more pleasant in nice weather.
Get Rid of All the Clutter and Personal Touches
Don’t sell yourself (and your house) short by leaving it in less than pristine condition. It should always be ready to show. Depersonalize your surroundings as much as possible and make sure things are neat and tidy. This will also make moving easier.
Get Outside Storage If Necessary
If you’ve downsized considerably and you aren’t sure what to do with all the extras, you may need an outside storage unit for a while. Once you move into your new home, you have the option of emptying the storage unit into it. You may, however, simply choose this time to simplify your life and do some considerable clutter removal.
Make House Improvements
We are not talking major remodels here. You don’t need to go overboard. But any small home improvements could make a big difference. A fresh paint job here and there, carpet shampooing, new window treatments, a nice shower curtain, new fixtures, shiny kitchen hardware, etc., all help sell your home faster.
Decide on Pricing
Your realtor will likely have something to say about how much you’ve decided to ask for your house. If you’ve done your research and you trust them, you should consider their advice. Pricing your house lower may help it sell faster, but not always. You don’t want to short yourself, on the other hand, if you don’t have to.
Improve the Exterior Aesthetics
You de-cluttered and depersonalized the interior. You touched things up wherever you could. Now it’s time to make the curb appeal of your home a huge selling point. Cut the grass, trim the hedges, rake the leaves, power wash the walkway, etc. If a paint job is needed, get one.
Take Photographs And Stage Your Home
The more high-quality photographs you can post of your home, the better. People want to see what it’s like before they make the trip all the way to your location. Additionally, staging your home properly will help sell it. Talk to your realtor if you’re unsure of appropriate staging techniques.
Technically, promotion should be done by your real estate agent. But you can do your part, as well. Send your listing page to friends and family and post it on your social media accounts.
Want to Avoid All Those Steps?
We can tell you how to sell your house in far fewer steps than those above. One step, basically. Schedule a walk-through with Simple House Buyers and get ready to receive a cash offer. There you go. In as little as 7 to 10 days, we could close on your home – and we pay the closing costs.
When it comes to hassle-free, fast home sales, we’re the company to whom you should turn. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to help you get fast cash for your home, so you can get on with the rest of your life. Let our team guide you through the transactions of the process. You’ll be better assured of a fast, headache free experience.
Buying homes is what we do, and our doors are always open.