An EzineArticle by Greg Root.
Are you interested in selling your home quickly? Have you tried or are currently attempting to sell a house without much success (be it unable to find a buyer or perhaps not reaching the target price range you were hoping to hit.)?
If you are having these kinds of problems, there are many reasons as to why you might not be having much success with your sale, but don’t despair as these obstacles can be overcome. To sell your home fast, you simply need to see things from the buyer’s point of view. The more you understand the wants and needs of home buyers, the better your marketing strategy will be.
The Smart Home Seller
A Smart Home Seller knows that, “first impressions are lasting impressions.” To market your home successfully doesn’t mean that the home must be overhauled with renovations or improvements, it simply means that the home must be prepared for selling. Such conservative improvements can range from simple repairs to a fresh paint job or simply a good cleaning.
When presenting a home to a buyer, the first glimpse the buyer has of the house (referred to as “curb appeal”) often times triggers the attitude they have toward purchasing the home. Think of it like when meeting a person for the first time; you know it’s the first 30 seconds that counts the most. Because of this first impression axiom, you want the outside of your house to be in optimal selling condition. Bringing a home into selling condition doesn’t mean a great deal of money has to be spent; it’s simply making the face of the home presentable. Cleaning the front lawn, removing any Christmas lights and trimming grass are just a few inexpensive things that can be done to give your home a face-lift. (Extra Information: Planting flowers and such at the front of your home can successfully give your house a touch of color along with a very clean appearance. This is very inexpensive and can do wonders for a first impression. )
Creating the “Right Look”
There are many ways to prepare your home for sale, and most of them are extremely cost efficient and inexpensive. When selling your home, you need to remember that you wish to make the buyer feel as though they are looking at a home they can see themselves in. This means that the home must adopt a clean and neutral atmosphere.
Attaining a neutral atmosphere is simply making your house an open canvas, so to speak. The home needs to be relieved of any statements or personalization that might be present. Such statements can be things such as deer head displays or bear skin rugs; while these may appeal to the seller, it could be offensive or a turn-off to the buyer. When dealing with depersonalization, it’s good to remove anything that may establish the home as “Someone else’s house.” Such personalizing objects are things such as pictures, wall posters or trophies. By creating a Neutral atmosphere, you will have cleaned your home in such a way that potential buyers will feel comfortable and free to picture themselves living in that house.
When dealing with the question of how to sell your home fast, it’s best to keep in mind that there are many tips and tricks to the home selling market. The best method to achieving success in selling your home is to learn what the home buyer is looking for, then preparing your home for sale accordingly.