As you begin the home-selling process, your dream is likely to have a stress-free sale. It is great if you are able to list your house, find a qualified buyer quickly and hand over the keys in a short period of time. But selling a home involves many different factors. There are some aspects you cannot change, such as the geography or whether you are in a buyers' market.
Thankfully, there are other factors you can control to improve the selling process. Here are some suggestions on how to have a successful sale.
Get a pre-sale inspection
If you want to give confidence to your buyers and avoid trouble, it is best to invest in a pre-sale inspection. Buyers will conduct an inspection anyway, so it is better if you become aware of the issues first. The inspection will reveal any mechanical or structural problems that you may need to resolve. This gets you ahead of buyers and can speed up the process.
Do not waste your money on unnecessary upgrades
You may want your home to be as appealing as possible, but you do not want to lose money on renovations or new appliances. Be smart with the updates you make. Generally, bathroom and kitchen updates give you the highest return.
Get high-quality pictures
With today's technology, you can theoretically take pictures of your home with your phone and list them immediately. But you want to capture your home in its best state to attract buyers. There is no better way to appeal to buyers than with pristine, professional photos.
Set a reasonable price
Of course, you want to get the most out of your house as possible. But you do not want to overdo the price, even in a competitive market. You want your price to be reasonable and comparable to other houses. Making the price too high may turn buyers away. But you do not want to underestimate the value and lose money either.