7 tips for a quick house sale

tips for a quick house sale

If you’ve got a property to sell, our 7 tips for a quick house sale will help secure you a buyer so that you can sell house fast!

Be realistic about where to position your property and how it compares to the competition.

Pricing your property competitively is one of the best tips for a quick house sale you could follow.  Price your property to sell! This way you’ll avoid being stuck in a property chain for too long, it’ll also mean that you are less likely to struggle with selling on the open market.

Pay attention to first impressions.

Buyers make up their mind about whether to buy a property within the first few minutes of a house viewing.  For this reason, the exterior of your property and your entrance hall are two keys areas that deserve your attention when preparing for viewings.

Be subtle about pets.

Pets are quite a dividing topic when it comes to tips for a quick house sale.  Even the most passionate animal lover is unlikely to want to be greeted by your beloved pet at a viewing.   Those who aren’t keen on animals are likely to feel ‘on edge’ throughout the viewing if pets are present.  For this reason, ensure pets are removed from the property for viewings.  You should also minimise any evidence of their presence in the property.  Tidy away food bowls etc and ensure any pet odours are addressed.

Create a sweet smelling home.

Speaking of odours, our sense of smell is closely linked to our emotional processing. Make sure the fragrance of your home is one that leaves your potential buyers with a positive impression.

Dress (your property) to impress.

Our next tip for a quick house sale is to think carefully about what you’d want to see on a house viewing?  Trying to view your property objectively and thinking carefully about how it’s presented can make a real difference to the sale of your home.  Fresh towels and bedding, new kitchen appliances (toaster, kettle etc.) and fresh flowers are all tactics and tips for a quick house sale.

Be conscious about how your property is presented.

Ask to see the photos the estate agent has taken before they’re used in any marketing.  Be conscious about how you want your property to be presented.  If you’re unhappy with the photographs – don’t assume because they’re estate agents they will have great photography skills – you’re within your rights to veto any images or request for new ones to be taken.

Think big picture.

The biggest tip for a quick house sale you can be given is to keep clear in your own mind why you’re selling. Nothing is more effective in achieving a quick house sale than a motivated seller.  Keep your eyes on the big picture.  If you receive an offer slightly lower than you hoped for, but it still enables you to go forward with your onward move, it might well be worth accepting less for a quick sale.

This content was written by Quick Move Now
Published on 20th February 2017
Last updated on 17th August 2018

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