If you are trying to sell your home you might be wondering what you can do to improve the chances that you sell the home quicker and make the money out of it that you want. There are some things that the seller of the home can do to make the purchase of the house more desirable to buyers. Here are some tips.
1. Offer To Pay Closing Costs
One of the first things you can do is offer to pay the closing costs for the buyer. The closing costs can range from $1,000 to $2,000 or more, depending on the nature of the sale and the house itself. Offering to pay the closing costs will help the buyer pay upfront to by the home.
If you are worried about covering the closing costs, you can ask a little more for the house and so you can help to cover the costs. However, the house should still be comparable to market value. The key is to make the buyer believe that they are getting a better deal and to require less cash up front at closing.
2. Leave Furniture and/or Appliances
When showing the house, you can offer to leave things as needed. Someone might walk through the house and comment how much they like the decorations and the furniture. If this is the case, you can offer to leave furniture and appliances, but adding on just a little bit to the buying price. This lets the buyer roll the cost of furniture into their mortgage payments, so once again they have less cost up front to furnish the house.
In addition, you could offer to leave appliances such as a fridge and/or washer and dryer. This can be very helpful for someone buying a new house.
3. Hire A Good Realtor
You only get one impression to sell your home. Not presenting the house well to a potential buyer can be devastating to the sale. This is why hiring a realtor is so important. First, the realtor will get more people looking at the house. The sheer number of people looking at the house will mean more offers. This will help your house sell faster. Second, a realtor is a great salesperson. They can promote your home and help to sell the house by giving information in a way that is appealing. Talk to a realtor like those at RE/MAX EXECUTIVES PLUS for more information about selling your home.