In our world currently, it’s extremely easy to sell your home (especially to a “we buy houses” company). If you’ve never sold your home before, there can be a lot to this process you may not already know. It’s entirely possible that you could receive an offer on your home the same day that you put the home up for sale on the open market. However, if you’ve never sold a home, there may be a few tips here that can help you make this process, not only faster, but easier for you.
1. Account for the home’s current condition.
Something you will want to consider when selling a home is any major flaws the home may have. If there are any serious repairs needed you will want to take care of those if at all possible. These can make or break a sale in most cases and you will be required to advise on any known issues when you make the decision to sell. Other things you will want to consider are any facelifts that you can do to the home. They may not necessarily prevent you from selling the home but a fresh coat of paint can go a long way to making sure you give yourself the best chance to sell.
2. Do some quick updating.
On that note, you will want to consider the aesthetics for the home. Hiring a professional to photograph your home can help potential buyers viewing your home online. Anyone is capable of taking a picture of your home but a professional can help get the most out of those pictures and present them in the best possible way. You also want to make sure that you focus on how the house appears when you show the home to buyers. Make it feel open and inviting, but not too personal. You’ll want to take anything you have that’s overly personal, like photos or belongings, out of the home if possible.
3. Take time into account.
Keeping a pulse on your local real estate market is also a good idea when looking to sell. Your area might have a lot of homes currently on the open market which means you’re competing with every home in your area. On the other hand, certain times of the year are better times to sell a home. You can check online how many homes are available in your area and, if you’re able, wait for the right time to sell your home.
4. Get a cash offer!
Last, we also want you to understand that you can sell your home to iVestHomes. We buy houses as they are currently, without making major changes. You can sell your home much quicker than on the open market. We’ll walk your home with you, evaluate the home and its value, and finally make you an offer. This, for many people, is the easiest and fastest way to sell your home. The traditional home buying process usually takes weeks, sometimes months, to complete. iVestHomes will work to complete the sale as fast as possible and work with you to make sure that everyone involved gets the best price possible.