Winter is often considered the toughest time of the year to sell your home, but sometimes needs must and you need to sell your home quickly, possibly wanting to sell your house for cash. There can be many reasons for this, a job offer you can’t refuse that means moving out of the area, downsizing your current home, needing to release money quickly, emigrating to another country, or even if you have another home already lined up which you could lose when your own buyer pulls out of your sale.
If you are looking for a quick sale you could look at a company like A1 Home Buyers UK, who can buy your property, regardless of condition and can complete in as little as 5 days. This could be a lifesaver if you really do need to sell and have no time to spare. This could also be useful if you are strapped for spare funds as they also pay legal fees related to the sale.
There are lots of other things you can do if you want to sell quickly. If you can hang on until Spring this is the ideal time to sell, many people look to making a move in the new season, and want to be completed long before Summer holidays start.
Another good tip is actually preparing your house for sale. Start with the look of your house from the outside, this is going to be the first thing potential buyers see, so a rusty gate, or chipped paint on a door does not give the first impression that you want. A coat of paint could be the difference between making the sale. De-cluttering is another really important step, you need people to see themselves living in your home, so having toys all over the floor when a young, childless couple come to view is never good. Similarly, pare down your knick knacks, photographs and overly large furniture that may make rooms look smaller.
Although you don’t want to be spending a fortune on a house you want to sell, DIY could still be essential in order for you to actually sell the property. If there have been jobs you have needed to do, small repairs, replacing chipped tiles in the bathroom, making sure carpet is secured down etc, make sure these have been done before you invite potential buyers in.
Finally, it pays to keep your price realistic. Over priced properties are harder to sell, and will therefore be on the market much longer. You should get plenty of valuations that should give you a good indication of the local market and the price for a property similar to that which you are selling. This should help you to set a realistic and competitive price for your property.