"Next to divorce and the death of a loved one, moving house can be one of life’s most stressful events. "

4 Strategies for a Successful House Sale

Next to divorce and the death of a loved one, moving house can be one of life’s most stressful events. Whether it’s getting your finances in order or searching for another home while selling your current one, there are many links in the chain that need to be tended to. To alleviate some of the stress involved in this process, we have outlined some helpful strategies to ensure your sale goes through as smoothly and as swiftly as possible.

Prepare Your Home for Buyers

Ensure your home is ready for viewings by cleaning, decluttering and setting the stage for prospective buyers. Moving house offers a great opportunity to declutter and get rid of items that you no longer use or need, whether it’s furniture, books or old clothing. Decluttering will allow you to free up valuable storage space, which is always highly sought-after by buyers, helping your home to stand out from the competition.

Potential buyers should be able to see themselves in the property, so it’s important to depersonalize your home by doing what you can to add an air of neutrality to the space. Remove personal artifacts and family photographs, and cover bright walls with neutral colors to create as much of a blank canvas as you can.

Price Your Property Correctly

Overpricing your property can leave it sitting on the market for months, while under-pricing can cost you thousands of dollars. Positioning your home at the right price will ensure you get the most interest and ultimately the most offers for it.

To help you sell your house at the most competitive asking price, do your research by looking at similar houses in your area that have recently sold, along with researching the housing market to discover whether it is a buyer’s or a seller’s market.

Being equipped with the right information can help you to price your property competitively which will help drive your house to its best possible sale price.

Know When to Sell

Before you put your home on the market it’s important to know when is the best time to sell a house. To achieve the most viewings for your home, it is best to sell your home in spring, as people usually start looking for a property when the weather is milder with the hope of moving when the school year ends. With a plentiful supply of buyers at this time of year, you may receive more for your home than you expected.

Conversely, winter tends to be the worst time to sell your house as the days become shorter and colder and the holiday season draws close. People are more likely to stay at home than view houses at this time of year.

Hire a Professional Photographer

Hiring a professional photographer can help you showcase the best features of your home, presenting it in the most favorable light. With most home buyers viewing prospective properties online these days, it pays to have high-quality photos of your home to attract as much interest as you can. It can mean the difference between someone arranging a viewing or scrolling past your listing to the next property.
Follow the guidance in this article to ensure the successful sale of your home.

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Stephanie McQueen
Stephanie McQueen
Stephanie is the content curator and resource hoarder of all things tiny houses. She believes everyone can live a sustainable lifestyle, no matter the size of your house. Connect with Stephanie through LinkedIn or her done-for-you marketing agency, Employed By Life Online.
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