If you want to sell your home fast, for a good price, it is often difficult to strike a balance. However, here we share the different ways you could sell your home in a way that is quick but does not sacrifice the market value of your property.
How to Sell Your House Fast for a Good Price
1. Think About How You Want to Sell
Depending on which method you choose to sell, it can impact how much you sell your house for and the speed at which it sells. The main avenues to sell a home are via a traditional estate agent, online marketplace or using a quick house selling company.
Estate agents are known for providing local expertise. They can usually give a fair valuation of what your house is worth and will have good knowledge about how long the house might expect to be on the market. However, they are also known as being one of the slower ways of selling as there is typically a lot of back and forth and sometimes the process can last money months.
Quick House Selling Companies
If you sell using a quick house selling company, you will get a very quick sale. This is great for sellers who are pushed for time and looking to get rid of a property as soon as possible, such as those selling a probate property. Working with these companies facilitates a fast sale, takes out a lot of the hassle of the selling process and can save certain fees. However, they typically will not get the full market value of your house and you may need to sacrifice some of the asking price.
Online marketplaces are a good way to be in control of your own sale meaning that you can be in charge of the communications and organisation of viewings. They are also not limited by specific location meaning that your property could reach a broader audience. With these sales, there is a great deal of variability in terms of speed of sale and price.
2. Set a Competitive Asking Price
Before selling your home, you will likely have done some research as to how much your property is worth This will help you set a realistic asking price based on what similar properties in your area have sold for. However, if you want to facilitate a faster sale, a good strategy is to offer a slightly lower asking price. Buyers will recognise this as a good deal and it is likely to drive interest. In a best case scenario, you may end up driving enough interest to spark a bidding war meaning that you may indeed sell your home at the price you wanted and at the speed you want.
3. Prepare Your Home
As a seller, you have a lot of power when it comes to a faster home sale and there are many things you can do to prepare your home. Make sure your property is ready for viewings; this goes beyond just making sure your house is tidy. Before conducting viewings, take time to declutter and depersonalise your living space. Depersonalising could also involve adopting a more neutral colour scheme so that viewers have more of a blank canvas – all of this will help them picture themselves living in your home.
Consider how you want to stage your furniture, taking care to maximise space and natural light. There may also be some small home improvements you can do which could boost the value of your home. When doing this, the outside is just as important as the inside – remember, the exterior of the property is the first thing a prospective buyer will see. Think about your driveway, front garden or porch and make sure it looks as appealing as possible.
By combining these steps, it can help to ensure you sell your house quickly without compromising on price.