There are a few things to consider if you decide on Sell my house for cash yourself. The upside is you have the control on when people come through and of course you will save a lot of money in real estate agent commissions. However, you also lose out on the marketing efforts of a real estate agent and their expertise and advice.
Whether you are selling your house yourself or with an agent, here are three tips to help the sales process.
Make Your House Shine
Imagine if you were looking at your house for the first time. What impression does it give off? While you get used to your home’s appearance and may be fine with it being cozy rather than model home perfect, a potential buyer does not yet have that feeling. They are looking for a home to be as perfect as possible. To make your house look great to all buyers do a thorough cleaning and fix up those little cosmetic issues. Even if they are easy to fix, a potential buyer looks at them as an additional expense and a project they would have to do themselves.
Prepare Yourself Emotionally
You probably have quite an emotional bond to your house but you must realize that soon it will not be your home and while you are selling it is a product. The attachment and emotions you feel towards your home may cause you to be unrealistic when it comes to pricing. To you, your home may be priceless, but to a potential buyer it’s an investment. Detaching your emotions will allow you to be more logical in pricing as well as help you prepare for when you leave. Another aspect that is tough on the emotions is to de-personalize your home. When a potential buyer walks through they don’t want to see a lot of personal photos and items because they can’t pictures themselves living there. It can be tough to put away those personal mementos but it will help you get your home sold and thus you can put all those items up in your new place even faster.
Be Flexible With Viewing Times
It can be extremely stressful and annoying to have strangers traipsing through your house and looking into every nook and cranny. Unfortunately, that is just a part of the sales process you have to put up with. And to sell your house as fast as possible, you should be as flexible as possible about the times you allow people to view your home. The more flexible you are, the more people will come through and the odds are better the right buyer will find your house. It’s better to be inconvenienced more for a short period and get your house sold rather than drag on the sales process, even if you are slightly less inconvenienced.