How to Sell a HouseDecember 31st, 2013 by The JetSetter Team | Comments Off on How to Sell a House
If you’re interested in short or long term travel, you may be selling your house to raise extra cash before hitting the open road. And, you’re probably going about it the wrong way. While the process is somewhat intuitive, sometimes we all need a gentle reminder. Follow these simple steps and minimize the time it takes to rid yourself of that pesky old house and get traveling!
First, look at the market value of your house and houses in your area and price your house just under that. This will attract buyers and make for a quick sell—the longer your house sits on the market, the less likely you’ll get a fair price for it. A few thousand dollars can be a big selling point for an interested party.
Next, be patient. Most things in this life take longer than you think they’re going to. Selling a house is no different—prepare for a potentially long wait. Plan to minimize this time by getting your house in shape before you’re set to sell. Respond and negotiate promptly, and you’ll encourage buyers to do the same. Still, don’t plan on a quick sale—this way, you’ll avoid disappointment.
Pay attention to the smallest of details. Something as simple as a bad smell can turn away potential buyers, so keep things clean and organized throughout the process. Be prepared to have your house toured at any time—this takes more time on your part, but will ultimately be worth it. It is difficult for buyers to imagine their own things in your house, and this is even more difficult if your things are messy. A tidy house is a house that sells.
Offer something in your house that buyers will be unable to find in other houses, and they’ll have a hard time walking away.
If you’re interested in turning the sale into your home into an investment opportunity, check out Jason Hartman’s “Meet the Masters of Income Property Investing” this January. With early bird and first timer discounts, this seminar will have you making money on your investment properties (or exploring ways to start!) by the end of the month. Start the new year off right!(http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooh_food/3511080642/)
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