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 select an online service or a high street estate agent? Should you opt for a big name, nationwide company or are you better off with a local independent agent? The major thing is for you to do some research. Do you know of real estate agents who have sold properties near you recently? How fast was the sale? Did they get a good price? You can get all this information online.
Price it right.
You can talk to a few agents to get a clue of what your property may be worth, and also do your own online research – but you should look at ‘sold’ prices instead of ‘asking’ prices since they are often different! The price the estate agent suggests putting your home in the market for will not always be what you expect your property to achieve, so you should ask your agent what figure you can realistically aspire to get in terms of offers that buyers will make.
Present it nicely.
It may sound obvious, but it is crucial your property is presented well to attain a quick house sale. Ensure that to finish up any DIY tasks and give the walls a fresh coat of paint if necessary. Do not forget that first impressions matters. Ensure that the front part of the property is well presented and gives a great impression of the property.
You should be flexible when it comes to prices as well as timescales during negotiations with a prospective buyer. If somebody is giving you a few thousand pounds less which you would ideally want, but can move fast, it is worth seriously thinking about their deal – the real estate market is filled with uncertainties so it’s sometimes better to take less money for a more proceedable purchaser.
Research your clients.
A great real estate agent should be able to collect as much information about prospective buyers as possible. First time buyers and chain-free buyers are likely the most desired as they reduce the risk of your buyer pulling out due to a collapse in the chain. Your estate agent ought to be able to inform you about how serious they are about purchasing your house by asking questions regarding the funds they have set up, what timescales they are eager to work within and exactly what their strategies are for providing notice on their present accommodation. Knowing as much as you can about each potential purchaser can help you to make the best decision about the one who is most suitable for your circumstance and is likely to give you the desired quick house sale.