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Selling Your Home As Is in Trickier Times

Aug 17, 2007
You build your dream house with all the dedication and patience needed, lived in it and did all the things possible to ensure that its presentable to those coming over. But there are times when, even though you took all the necessary measures to make it appealing, it is unable to attract any buyers.

Following are a few remedial measures can be applied to get a good deal for your home

Maintenance and cleaning

A dirty and shabby looking house is not alluring to anyone. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for cleaning day. Clean the house without leaving any corner dusty. Minor details tend to show up at the darnedest times. Clean or replace the carpets, repaint the interiors and exteriors. Check all the light and bathroom fittings along with the electricity wiring to ensure safety. Make sure that the house is in good condition so much so that anyone who sees it would like to buy it. Dont overlook the backyard and the lawn; the former can be viewed through a neighbors driveway and the latter is easily noticeable to the buyers. Moreover, having a poorly lit front lawn could dissuade potential buyer. Mow the lawn and keep the garden clean and clutter-free.

Avoid spending a lot on the renovations, as the cost incurred could be more than the usual house expenses. Spend wisely at a reasonable rate keeping all the future expenses in mind.

Market trends

Get a rough idea of the current market state to gauge the possibility of a rise or dip in future. Sometimes because of the seasons and the moving habits of people, getting good buyers is tough. After that, you can give an apt pricing to your home. Dont be over confident and pull out a price out of the air. Compare with sales prices of the houses in your neighborhood. Some housing consultants give a detailed report of the sales prices with a neighborhood demographic profile along with the nearby homeowners.

Develop an advertising plan and place ads in local newspapers, radio or journals. The more exposure you can give, the more are the possibilities of buyers knowing about the availability of your house.

Hire an agent

It is comparatively difficult for people to sell the house by themselves than doing it through an agent. Agents simplify and quicken the whole process by giving you a fair estimate of the probable value of the house, and what can be done to enhance its appeal. They behave as mediators when there are times you have to go back and forth with the prices. Most importantly, find a suitable buyer and make it easy to get along with all the legal procedures thereafter.

Financing options

Homeowners should offer the buyers a favorable finance option they are comfortable with; a home warranty can assure the buyers about a hassle free in your home. Besides, you should be familiar with the deals and the negotiation methods to avoid any hassles. Getting this done through an agent is best suited to anyone.

If there are no buyers

If there are still no buyers for the house choose to rent it out till you get a decent pricing. Waiting for a buyer could mean additional spending on the maintenance of the house, you could rather make up for the money spent by giving the house on rent.

After waiting for a considerable period of time you are bound to get a fair price. But before that, other than financing and making the house appealing, you should ensure that there are no problems to you or the buyer after selling the house. You should be relived now the worst is over; you sell your house and can now be worry free about it being in safe hands.
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