Quick Tips For Selling Quickly
Quick Tips for Selling Quickly
By Mike Giesbrecht
Prudential Sussex Realty
Patience is a virtue for just about any circumstance including selling your home. Yet sometimes you must sell quickly when a job opportunity arises or you face an abrupt lifestyle change. Assuming your home is in good condition and free of liens, here are several tips to help expedite a sale.
1. Price your house correctly: Working with your agent, choose a price that’s somewhat lower than what you’re seeing in the market, but not too low that it will send up red flags. Let your agent establish a price he or she feels will make your house the buzz of the neighbourhood. The amount may not be what you had envisioned—remember, the market has changed over the past few years - yet when priced slightly below comparable sales you should attract serious buyers.
2. Be flexible, compromise: know your basement price and don’t be offended by offers within those parameters. Consider negotiating housewares and fixtures that may appeal to prospective buyers, such as those expensive new drapes you just installed, the dining-room chandelier or that slick, washer-dryer combo. Conduct a complete inventory of household features to determine what you can and can’t live without.
3. Remove the clutter from your home: This must be done regardless of time frame. Throw away anything you won’t be taking with you and pack in storage items that you won’t miss during the sale process. Consider renting a storage pod that can be picked up and eventually moved to your new home.
4. Offer incentives: One popular incentive for a fast closing is to share or pay for your buyer’s closing costs. You may also offer higher commissions for a fast sale, which may lead to even more showings.
Indeed, home-selling requires time and patience, yet there are several things you can do to help expedite the process if necessary. With flexibility and creativity, you can increase your chances of a quick sale.
Mike Giesbrecht can be reached at 604-787-9197. Prudential Sussex Realty is an independently owned and operated broker member of BRER Affiliates LLC. Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are registered service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Used under license with no other affiliation with Prudential. Equal Housing Opportunity