There are many ways you can make sure that you will get the best offer for your house. It all starts with understanding the real potential of it, by evaluating how much it is currently worth on the market. Once you have that info in hand, you can take on the task of raising the price up, if it is too low in comparison to others in your neighbourhood. Here are some useful tips.
Look for the Right Price
There is no point trying to gain more money than the real value of the house. You can find this out, by comparing it to others on your street and around your neighborhood, by using an online valuation tool. All you will have to do is answer a few questions about the house and where it is located, and you will immediately get a valuation of your house. This is the price that you should be aiming for. Wanting to earn more than its value will only make the process harder, and you may end-up spending money on house renovations that you won’t be able to recuperate, in the end.
Sell at the Right Time
There are moments during the year when buyers are increasingly looking for houses, and others when the market is extremely slow. If you want to get the best price possible, you naturally have to be there, when the demand is increasing. This would be springtime. It is proven, historically, that houses placed on the market in early spring, have sold faster and for more money than during any other season. At the opposite, the end of fall and early winter is certainly the worse moment to put a “for sale” sign on your lawn.
Be a Shrewd Negotiator
Most people place a price on their house and await for the first offer to come through. This is the one that they will sell to. However, if your house is showing interest on the market, take advantage of this, in order to get the price to go up, by a few thousand. Let the buyers know that there is a bidding war going on, and that for an additional 5K, you are willing to withhold the sale for them, until they have all their papers in order. You can also negotiate some of the terms of the sale, in your favour.
Upgrade the Façade of the House
If you want to sell your house at a good price, you need to get buyers excited. That starts at the first moment that they catch a glimpse of your home, as they come closer to it, either on foot or by car. If the outside doesn’t make them anxious (in a good way) to see what is on the inside, it will be difficult to get the best price possible, or even just to receive some good offers. Naturally, the inside will need to be in full order and totally clean. These are two elements that can get buyers to run out the door, if it is not the case.