It may not be quick and simple, but there are ways you can help move the process along
It would be difficult to find a person who didn’t want to sell their home quickly. Selling your home is a long, drawn-out process as it is but good realtors know there are a few things you can do to help it move as quickly as possible:
1. Make your home feel larger
Regardless of the true size of your home, making it feel larger on the inside will give it a higher perceived value as larger homes are often viewed as more valuable. Little tricks like light paint colors, adding more mirrors and lighting, and clearing clutter can make the rooms in your home appear larger. Making these minor home improvement changes before your first open house will go a long way.
2. Alleviate some of the risk
A way to make your home’s offer more attractive to buyers is to offer terms that help them out. This can be anything from offering a couple thousand dollars in credit towards closing costs or offering a transferable one-year home warranty that can cover any appliances failures. Potential buyers might feel more inclined to make an offer when they think they’re getting a better deal than they could elsewhere, especially if they are covered against any possible issues in the future. Another ideal selling point for buyers is the option to close within a short time period, generally 30-60 days, which can set your deal apart. Buyers want to close as quickly as you want to sell.
3. Getting an appraisal
Setting the price of your home is sometimes the greatest determinant on how long it will stay on the market. Getting a good appraisal can be a huge benefit in marketing your home because it lets prospective buyers know that it can be financed. On the other hand, an appraisal costs money and there’s no guarantee you’ll like the price you’re given. This is something to consider if your house has already been on the market for a bit.
4. Setting the price
This is where things get really tricky. One of the most common reasons a home doesn’t sell is because it is priced too high. It is essential to find that middle ground between too high and too low. Emotional attachments to a home can cause sellers to set the price too high, wanting to make what they paid plus the money they put into renovations. Unfortunately, you need to go with what the current market in your area dictates. There are specifics strategies to setting the price of your home.
5. Be available
Buyers are as busy as you. However, being difficult with your availability to show the house will limit the prospective buyers that see the house. That is one of the reasons hiring an agent is so essential. They are able to show your home—even if you aren’t available—and will know exactly how to appeal to buyers.
If you’re looking to sell a home in or around Naples and would like to speak with a realtor who will ensure the process goes as quickly and smoothly as possible, contact Dante Disabato today.