If you’re on a timeline for selling your home, because of work, financial problems, or any other reason, it’s important to have a strategy for a successful sale that will reduce your home’s time on the market. Just as with any home sale, you’re going to have to prepare yourself and your home, but you have to be quick and thorough. Here are some tips on how to sell your home more quickly in Canal Winchester.
According to Realtor.com, a great paint job is the best way to sell your home quickly. Realtors say, “fresh paint makes your house look clean, bright, and inviting”. This applies to both the interior and exterior of your home, but especially the exterior since that is where you’ll make your first impression. When repainting the outside of your home, opt for colors that are in sync with surrounding homes and for paint that will withstand Ohio weather. If you can’t paint the entire exterior of your home, at least paint your front door and door frame with fresh, neutral (white, cream, beige) colors that match the colors of the neighborhood. Also try to paint railings, trim, baseboards, and window frames to help “freshen up the exterior”. Before beginning painting, inside or outside, wash all surfaces to clear away dirt, repair any problem areas, and prime the surface if necessary. Inside of your home, be sure to repaint the foyer or front room (also in neutral colors), if nothing else.
Experts emphasize that you have all of your repairs and updates done before you even place your home on the market. This will give you great pictures for your listing, and will ensure that buyers will see your home at it’s very best.
MSNBC also offers some great tips on selling your home quickly.
Experts recommend using a wide-angle lens camera when taking pictures of your home for listings and advertising. A wide-angle lens will give you great photos, especially if you take photos on a bright, sunny day. Use unlikely websites, like eBay and YouTube (make a video tour of your home) to help you sell your home. Advertising on these sites gives you a wider audience and more advertisement for minimal costs. MSNBC says that the top five housing search websites are Yahoo, Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, and Homes.com; most real estate agents can post your listing on these websites for you.
You can also offer cash or non-cash incentives for potential homebuyers, such as offering to pay for closing costs, or offering to include fixtures in the home purchase.