If you have recently decided that the best decision for you right now is to put your house on the market and move into a new home, perhaps in the same neighbourhood or even in a completely different state or country, then no doubt you have a lot of questions about the best way to do that. We have here, some tips on how to set about selling your house!
Once you have decided to sell and especially if you are in a rush to move on and out, then you will need to start advertising. Have you constantly been telling people in “I need to sell my own home”? Then this is the time to let them know that you are in fact doing just that. You could either choose to hire a real estate agent or handle the sale yourself.
If you have been set on the idea of having to ‘sell my own home’ then perhaps you would prefer to handle the sale yourself. Print flyers and post them at all your neighbourhood shops. Take out an advertisement in the newspapers and perhaps post an e-flyer on your social media profiles. You will want to spread the word and spread it fast.
Host and open house
Once you have started advertising you will want to host an open house. This gives potential buyers the chance to come view your house in person. Basically advertise a date. Then clean up your house. Paint any dirty walls, fix up broken doors, windows and fix leaky taps. No one wants to buy a house that is in a state of disrepair. Once you have taken care of these things then start tidying up. Put out some fresh flowers, have clean sheets on the beds and plump up your cushions. Maybe lay a table for four so that people have an idea of what it will be like to live in your home. You want it to look tidy but lived in, so that it gives the impression that it is not just a house but a home. Set out some cheese and crackers for the guests – it’ll make them feel welcome!
Hire someone to handle the sale
If you decide against trying to sell your house yourself, then your next best bet is to hire a real estate agent to handle the sale on your behalf. Once you have sorted out details like how much you would like to make off the sale and what their commission for making the sale go through will be you can for the most part, sit back and relax. They will meet with potential buyers and work out the details with them on your behalf – leaving you stress free and free to go ahead with planning your new life in your new home.