Why do you want to sell your home fast? Itching for a change of scenery? Relocating because of a job offer? Downsizing because you’re retired? Or upsizing because sheltering in place made you realize you need more space and rooms for a home office or remote learning? Whatever your reason, it can be stressful to try and sell your house quickly without the proper guidance.
Here are a few common mistakes to avoid if you want to sell your home fast
- Not pricing your property appropriately
If you’re too eager to close a deal, you might end up offering your home for less than its actual value. If you overprice it, you might not attract serious buyers. If you’re looking for cash offers, you have to take into consideration that these usually mean lower price expectations.
- Forgetting paperwork
This could have dire consequences, leading to delays or losing the deal or facing legal charges. A seller has to be thorough and timely when it comes to completing required documents and contracts.
- Neglecting basic repairs and cleaning before showing
Even if you’re selling the home without extensive renovations and staging, you have to make it presentable to buyers. Working on quick repairs, basic decluttering, and cleaning are essential to make buyers want to live in your home.
- Setting unrealistic expectations
The selling process may come with hiccups along the way and your demands won’t always be met. Some sellers might also not want to negotiate asking prices and terms. Inflexibility slows down the process, risking a markdown the longer homes remain unsold. Plus, houses that are FSBO (or for sale by owner) usually sell fast only if the buyer is a relative, friend, or neighbor. In most cases, buyers with agents (which are a majority) don’t go for FSBO options.
The best way to avoid these problems is by working with an experienced Realtor.
They’re the experts when it comes to selling your home fast and at competitive market rates.
What a real estate professional can do for you
Advising you on the best time to sell your property and keeping you informed of relevant market trends, which helps manage your expectations
Having your property inspected and assessed to determine its value
Be on top of the paperwork, including everything you need to fill out and provide the buyer
Finding cash buyers for an instant sale
Negotiating with prospective buyers who are willing to purchase the property as-is
Expediting closing and making sure proceeds of the sale are transferred to you without delay
Keep in mind that selling a house fast is challenging, especially when you attempt to do it by yourself. Let our team help you every step of the way. Call us at 805.798.0516 or email Donna4Remax(at)aol(dotted)com. You can also contact me, Donna Sallen, here.
With over 20 years of real estate experience, I can help you find a buyer as quickly as possible.
Inquire, too, about creating a Virtual Tour of your home for sale in Ojai, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and the LA area.