If you want to sell your home as fast as possible, you’ll need to hit the ground running. You can save time and sell your house quickly if you know what to do before you even put your house on the market, and here are some of Team McDadi’s top tips for finding the perfect buyer for your Greater Toronto Area home.
Find the Right Agent
The best way to sell your house quickly is to work with a top real estate professional in your area. Look into the agent’s track record, and pick the agent who has sold homes in your neighbourhood and who left behind the happiest clients. Make sure that your agent is familiar with both the good and bad aspects of your neighborhood, and when they walk into your home, quiz them on which parts of your home they think that buyers will love or hate.
Get a Storage Unit
While renting a storage unit might feel like you’re moving out before your house has even sold, clearing out some of the clutter in your home can make it much more attractive to potential buyers. You may think that the full-size portrait of your grandmother in the hallway is the feature that ties your decor together, buyers might feel differently.
With a significant portion of your furniture and personal items out of the way, it will be easy to keep your home sparkling clean whenever a potential buyer comes to visit. Plus, putting your stuff in storage before you move out will save some time when you sell your house, and it will also make moving into your new home a little bit easier.
Price Your Property Properly
While you may think that your house is worth a king’s ransom, your opinion isn’t what matters if you want to sell your home quickly. The housing market can fluctuate, and you’ll need to price your house to match the conditions, if you want it to sell. The best way to make sure that your house will sell quickly is to work with a top real estate agent who knows exactly how much properties like yours are currently selling for.
Put Yourself in Your Buyer’s Shoes
Take a look at your home from the perspective of a potential buyer. While you have fond memories in your house, one of the aspects of your home that appeals to a prospective buyer is its freshness and novelty. Dress your house up like it’s brand-new, and make sure that you take care of any aesthetic or structural issues that might make your home look well-worn.
Cultivate Curb Appeal
Many potential buyers will drive away without even looking at the inside of your house if it doesn’t grab their attention from the curb. Amp up your curb appeal with a new landscaping job, some fresh outdoor light fixtures, or an updated front door. While many homeowners don’t factor this variable into the equation, replacing your dinged-up garage door can also astronomically increase your curb appeal.
If you are thinking of listing your home for sale, or if you have any questions about the current real estate market, please contact me at 905-502-1500 and I would be happy to answer all your questions.