Simple Tips to Sell Your Home Fast in Virginia Beach
We buy houses, of all sorts, in a variety of conditions. We don’t discriminate against those that are in disrepair or need a little work, but there are several things you can do to increase your chance to sell your home fast in Virginia Beach. As of February 2015, the average Virginia Beach house was on the market for 74 days. Using the tips below, you can hopefully shorten that number.
Empty It Out
Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. However, while it’s not necessary to completely strip your home of your belongings, it is always a good idea to remove clutter from your living spaces. This ensures the buyer can have a genuinely thorough look at the place in a reasonably short amount of time. The less there is to look around, the better feel the buyer can get about the space itself. So, try eliminating extra furniture, plants, and knickknacks if they are present. Keep your home organized and clutter-free when the buyer pays you a visit.
In addition to saving time during an evaluation, this also saves you time when it comes to moving out after the sale. If you are still living in a home you are trying to sell, or there are items left by tenants, clear as much out as you can sooner rather than later. Think of it as taking care of two problems at once.
Familiarize Yourself With Faults
When a buyer comes into your home, it’s inevitable he or she will point out things in need of repair or faults that take away from the value of the home. It’s important to note that these things are absolutely not deal-breakers; however, you should be aware of them to avoid surprise.
Before the buyer comes, take note things such as holes in the walls, cracked tiles, faulty or inoperative light switches, or broken appliances. Determine whether it’s worth it to you to repair or replace these things or not. Sometimes repairs can increase a home’s value well beyond the price of the repair, and sometimes they are of no value. (For more information about which renovations are worth the cost, checkout 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?) Either way, it’s important to be aware of any problems, major and minor, your home may have. This will allow you to prepare yourself for discussion about the flaws (your acknowledgment as well as what to do or not do about them) when the buyer comes and eliminate confusion or surprise over them.
Give Yourself a Pep Talk
Naturally, over time we become attached to our homes. They become pieces in our lives’ puzzles. We spend great deals of time in our homes, building lives and families and making memories. A hesitant, nostalgic-heavy attitude can make saying yes to a buyer difficult. It’s understandable to be a little uneasy about someone coming in and evaluating your home as if it’s only a box of wood and concrete. Of course it’s more than that to you, but in reality, you have to separate yourself a little.
When you decide to sell your home, you have to remind yourself that others aren’t going to see it the same way as you see it. Tell yourself that you must not take it personally when someone talks about changing something in your home. A buyer isn’t in your home to speak coldly of it, but rather realistically of it. Come to terms with the fact that what they see as potential may not be in line with what you have seen as perfect.
Clean It Up
It may not need saying, but a clean house is an appealing house. Keeping dishes out of the sink, cobwebs out of the corners, and dust off of shelves makes a home more inviting. When a buyer comes to take a look, once again, make sure he or she sees the actual house itself and isn’t distracted by smudges and dirt.
Also, a nice smelling house gives a nod toward a clean house. They go hand in hand. So, even before the buyer sets eyes on anything specific, entice him or her with a pleasant aroma. Light some candles, put some flowers in vases, and use cleaners and disinfectants with fresh, pleasing smells.
There are a myriad of things to consider when selling your home. Even more when selling it fast. However, with these few things in mind, you may reduce the time it takes. Presentation, awareness, and preparedness all factor into the equation.
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