First of all, you have to draft a comprehensive selling plan to sell your property. It goes without saying that you have to be motivated enough in your plan to make it a success. Only a fully convincing reason or a decision can help you locate your goals – your true aspirations and quests in selling. Once you have figured that out it will be easier for you to strike the right note.
In most cases, people sell their property – home, building, penthouse or condo to buy another one. It’s important to select a prospective buy before you start with the selling process. Weigh the prices – the selling price you have ball parked and the price you have to shell out for buying. You have to make a judicious decision after looking at the market prices.
Talk to real estate agents. Get in touch with people who can give an overview of the target neighbourhoods. Ask each agent to give you a marketing plan that explains the strategies they will employ to market your home. In addition, ask agencies to prepare a comparative analysis of market rates for you.
Some of the steps you need to integrate in your plan are:
Preparing your property for sale:
The first step would be to dissociate your attachment from the property you are trying to sell; especially if it’s the home where you live. Pack up personal artefacts and photographs from the walls and corners as you have to give the buyer space for imagination.
Remove junk items that might be lurking around and remember to de-clutter the space. Doing away with clutter will ensure in giving volume and dynamism to the space you will be showing off.
Next in order comes cleanliness. Clean sideways, moped lawns, smooth staircases, neat furniture, clean and waxed floors, cobweb free walls, clean refrigerator, shining kitchen and room cabinets, faucets and rugs, fresh towels hung in bathrooms, clean utensils and sparkling windows give the best impression of your property and let the buyer curl up in desire for it.
Replace cracked floor or counter tiles.
Fix leaky faucets.
Fix doors that don’t close properly and drawers that jam.
Paint your walls if the existing paint appears to be tattered.
Replace burned-out light bulbs.
Measures like these will make the buyer feel the sincerity of your proposal and will bring in a comfort factor for her as there wouldn’t be much to repair after moving in.
Pricing your property well is the next step to consider. You have to be careful about agents who might overbid in fear of losing out in competition to one another. The best bet is to price your home reasonably instead of overpricing it.
Talk to lending institutions to get a brief of the existing financial offers, if you need to. Go through mortgage loan types thoroughly before selecting one.