Preparing your house for sale is one of the key points to having a successful sale. We have included several items that will be most beneficial to you as follows.
Useful ideas for those preparing your house for sale in Calgary
Selling a house it is not something you do every day, right? It takes some time to understand and get used to the rules that govern the real estate industry. Anyway, anything is possible is you have the right direction so as to sell your property. It is natural that the seller wants to obtain the highest possible price within the shortest time period. The reality, however, is sometimes different. So, here are some steps for you to follow if you do expect a successful and lucrative transaction.
Tips for preparing for sale
Do you know the first thing a buyer judges your house by, even before seeing it in a photo? Exactly, it is the price. So the first tip for you is: 1) Price your house accurately. To do this, you can do some research yourself: – compare similar properties to your property on the market, and recent sales, – consider all hidden advantages and disadvantages, location, infrastructure and other things that may influence the price. And, finally, decide how much you actually require to make a sale feasible. There is another option and ultimately the best one. That is to hire a professional real estate agent who will not only assess your property but also will give you all the tips on how to make your deal even more cost-effective.
Curb appeal is essential when preparing for sale.
2) Make it look outstanding at first glance. Everyone agrees that the first impression is by far the only impression that truly influences people’s decisions. Your task is to make your house look superb from the onset. – Concentrate on your home’s “Curb Appeal”. Meaning, from the street, buyers want to see a well-maintained yard, garden and of course, an inviting front door. – Have a close look at the front, the walls, and the door should be clean and fresh. Imagine that you are the buyer and picture what kind of, a first impression you would expect. This way you will acknowledge all the drawbacks and will have time to address them.
Interior. Inside is very important as well.
3) First of all, create professional and attractive interior photos for that first impression online. Make your rooms look clear and inviting. Put all personal items away, create the impression of light and spacious areas to live in. There are plenty of recommendations like these on the web about how to prepare your house for a sale. Few of them, however, mention the main detail. Do not impose the lifestyle of your home on the potential buyer, as they have their own tastes. Let them create their own images and feelings immediately when they enter the front door.
When to move out of my house?
When it comes to selling your house, it is imminent that you will have to move out of it eventually. There are a few options when and how to do it, but it is up to you to make the final decision. Sometimes the circumstances may rule the situation, and in such a case you will have to abide. On the one hand, you can move out of your house before you sell it. It is a great option to choose especially for those who have additional money to live elsewhere until the deal is closed. An advantage of such an option is that it will be much easier for you to prepare your house for a sale. This being said a properly staged home is definitely more desirable. On the other hand, typically sellers move out after the sale closes. In this scenario, you arrive at a mutually agreed upon possession date with the buyers. If you move out after the accepted offer, you will be present during all house inspections and appraisals. As a recommendation, try to hide or store excess items you no longer need and keep the place clean and decluttered.
Things that can help you sell your house
Some of the tips have been previously mentioned, but here you will see the list of recommendations gathered from people who have experience in selling their houses. 1) Hire a professional to take attractive photos of your house. It is one of the first and most important things that you will have to do. (Professional Realtors will include this as part of their service). 2) Tell the truth about your house to your real estate agent and potential buyers. (Full disclosure) 3) Research the market and put a sensible and practical price on your house. 4) Do not expect higher than the comparables regarding the selling price and be ready to accept a lower than list price. 5) Prepare your house for sale. Hire a professional cleaning company and make everything look perfect. 6) Enlist the professional services of a professional real estate agent and a lawyer. These people will make your selling much easier and a lot less stressful.
What makes a good seller?
Great sellers, as well as great buyers, are hard to find but if you want to be one, try the following: – Always disclose all known latent deficiencies and relevant issues. – Always be ready to accommodate people who want to look at your house on short notice.
Preparing for sale a townhouse in Calgary?
Basically, selling a townhouse is the same as selling a single family home. However, if it is a condo- townhouse, you will have monthly condo fees. These fees typically cover all exterior maintenance and grounds maintenance. Dependant on the building, some fees also include heat and electricity, etc. It is very important to buyers know what is included so make sure to itemize everything.
How to prepare the documents?
It is always better to hire a professional and let him do the paperwork. If you have decided to do everything on your own, remember to study all the available instructions and double check the contract. When you enlist the services of a Realtor, they use only the proper government legislated documents. These are set up to equally protect both buyers and sellers.
Tips on how to sell an open house
Make your house look like a showpiece. Showcase all your high-lite features by way of signage and proper placement. Also, open all the drapes so that your house shows as bright and inviting as possible. Make sure your lawn is trimmed regularly and have the house cleaned by the professionals. But again, most importantly, hire a passionate real estate agent who has all the marketing skills to properly sell your house. When potential buyers visit the open house, your realtor knows how to qualify them and close them on your property. If you still have more specific questions, please contact Ron Christensen with CIR Realty. He will be more than happy to assist you.
A quick overview of selling your house
In summary, relax, acquire the required knowledge and hire a professional who you trust. It will significantly lessen your stress levels and make for a very enjoyable sale process.