There are some simple steps to take to allow you to get a purchaser in a timely way, and make a fast house sale.
Find the right agent.
In regards to estate agents, you will be spoilt for choice. Should you choose a high street estate agent or an online service? Should you opt for a big name, nationwide company or are you better off with a local independent agent? The important thing here is to do your research. Which estate agents have sold houses nearby lately? How quickly did they sell it? Did they attain a good price? You can get all this information online.
Price it right.
Speak to different agents to have a notion about what your house may be worth, and do your own online search – but be sure that you look at ‘sold’ prices instead of ‘asking’ prices, because the two are quite distinct! The price at which your estate broker proposes placing your home in the marketplace for won’t always be the price they expect your home to reach, therefore it is very important to ask your agent what amount you can realistically aspire to attain when it comes to offers individuals are likely to offer.
It’s vital to present your property well if you want to get a fast home sale. Ensure that you finish off some DIY tasks and give the walls a new lick of paint if they are looking somewhat tired. Do not forget first impressions too. Ensure that the front of the house is well presented and gives a good impression of your property.
In terms of prices and timescales attempt, you need to be as flexible as possible – of course you will probably have a minimum figure you can accept and timescales you hope to meet, but a little give and take during negotiating with a keen prospective purchaser can get you far. If somebody is offering you a couple of pounds less but you can move quickly, it’s worth seriously thinking about their deal – the property market is full of uncertainties so it’s sometimes better to take less money.
Research your buyers.
This is part of the task that a great estate agent will handle, so make sure you push them collect as much info regarding prospective buyers as possible. First time buyers and chain-free buyers are usually the most desired as they lower the risk of your purchaser pulling out because of chain collapse. Your agent should be able to let you know about the seriousness of a buyer purchasing your house by asking questions about the finances they have set up and timescales they are working with. Knowing as much as you can about the buyers allows you to make the best choice about one that best suits your circumstances and will probably give you the quick sale you want.