As the end of summer quickly approaches, many home sellers may be disappointed as the “peak” home buying season is also coming to a close. But, if you still don’t have a SOLD sign in your front yard, there are some steps that you can take to help sell your home quickly in the offseason.
One of the first items on your list should be to re-examine your asking price. If it is still set too high, many buyers and their agents are likely to stay away. This is because they will assume that you are not serious about selling – or even about negotiating a possible deal.
You may also need to spruce up your home’s curb appeal. As the fall approaches, adding some appropriate seasonal decor can help to attract potential buyers. Even things that may seem small can also make a big difference. For example, is your mailbox nice and new, or should it be replaced? Take a look around with the eyes of a possible purchaser.
If you haven’t already done so, you may also need to de-personalize the interior of your home. This means removing family photos, as well as other items such as political posters, so that a prospective buyer can visualize their own items in the home. This is much easier to do when the interior of your house is general in nature.
Also, keep in mind that “less is more” when it comes to the amount of furniture that you have in the home. Therefore, you may need to place some items in storage during the time your home is for sale. Thinning out can provide your house with a more open feel for potential purchasers – possibly leading to more offers.
You will also want to ensure that your home is easy to show. This means allowing a potential purchaser to see it when they are available – even if it means leaving on a moment’s notice. While it may be somewhat inconvenient, you never know when you’re allowing the next resident of your house to come inside.
Having a realtor on your side to walk you through the process can be extremely helpful when going through the process of selling your home. For more tips and advice on getting your home sold quickly – regardless of what time of year – Contact Us.