It’s true that right now it’s a buyer’s market and whether your prospective purchaser is an investor, owner occupier or first time buyer, chances are they will have the pick of a number of houses like yours. That’s where the presentation of your house and the price you’re prepared to accept become really important.
In a difficult property market like the one we’re currently in, if you want to sell your house fast, or sell for maximum value, it’s essential that you present your house in the best possible light. Make sure you have taken care of all maintenance issues with your house, your gardens should be neat and tidy and if the front of your house isn’t looking it’s best then paint around window frames, fascia boards, even your door so that you maximise curb appeal.
Make sure you keep your house inspection ready when you’re trying to sell, clean and tidy throughout, so that you’re ready whenever someone wants to see it.
People pay particular attention to kitchens and bathrooms, if yours are dated, you have two options, either replace them or offer a realistic discount so your prospective purchaser could afford to replace them his or herself.
Once you’ve presented your house to the highest possible standard, and been completely realistic about price – be careful – make sure any buyer who makes an offer has the finance in place and the means to complete the purchase. We have heard anecdotal evidence of the average house selling up to 4 times before a buyer has been found who can arrange a mortgage and complete purchase!
Always remember the fastest way to sell your house quickly and simply is to talk to a cash buyer. Cash buyers will generally seek a discount to the property’s asking price, although not always, but the advantage you have is that you can sell your house quickly and you get a guaranteed sale. What you lose in pounds today you save in lost time and aggravation. Remember a pound in your pocket today is yours, while a pound in your head when a buyer comes to the price you want is only a pound in your head!