Selling a house isn’t always easy. You need to quickly capture the attention of potential cash home buyers and make your house as appealing as possible from the start. Here are 5 easy things to do to draw their attention in no time.
1. Create a compelling description
The first contact cash home buyers will have with your house is the listing you create. So make sure you describe it as well as possible. Highlight its best features but don’t forget about external factors like location, transportation, or schools nearby. People pay not only for a good house but also for a good neighborhood so make sure to highlight that.
2. Use high-quality photos
After reading the description, or sometimes even before, buyers will look at the photos of the house. You don’t want to have poor quality photos that look like they don’t match the perfect description you just wrote. Real estate photography has its tricks, but the good news is everyone can do it and you don’t need to be a pro.
3. Set a fair price
Many people feel that if they want to attract cash home buyers quickly, they should set the price lower than the competition. However, this strategy can quickly backfire. Why? Simple. A price that is too low could signal low quality or some hidden issues with the house and could make potential buyers reconsider even before seeing your home. Of course, you don’t want to set a ridiculously high price either. Check what the average price is for your type of home, and set the price accordingly.
4. Start preparing your house about a month before trying to sell it
Now that you created the perfect listing to attract potential buyers it is time to start thinking about what they’ll see when they come to visit the house. Don’t worry! It’s not that complicated, and you can get your home ready in just 30 days before visitors arrive.
For instance, think of things that you can repair quickly: door handles that aren’t working properly and leaky faucets are two such examples. Don’t forget to declutter, and if necessary, use separate storage to get rid of extra furniture. While visitors will be aware you’re still living there and the place isn’t empty, clean houses, which allow people to imagine how the home would look with their things in it, sell quicker.
5. Don’t forget about the outside
The interior of the house is important, but so is the outside. After all, that’s the first thing cash home buyers will see when they come to visit. A poor looking exterior can have them turn their back without even looking at the inside. Make sure the house looks good, paint the door, make small renovations to the facade if necessary. If you have a garden, clean up the lawn, or hire a landscaper who can add some flowers or shrubs.
Making your house appealing doesn’t have to be complicated. A well-written and well-placed listing, with good quality photos and a fair price, will get people’s attention quickly. After that, a few simple renovations, decluttering, fixing what needs to be fixed, and maybe planting some flowers will make the house irresistible.