When we try to sell something, be it a house or a vehicle, we always want to get the best possible amount for it. Sometimes simply because we need that exact amount to be used for something else but the main reason is we cannot bear to watch the asset we loved being owned by someone else for a value that is far lesser than the actual amount you had associated with it. So, when you are selling a house, try out the following to get a better price close to or exceeding your expectations.
Be knowledgeable about the market prices of the houses in your area. This will help you come up with a realistic amount and it will be a lot easier both on you and your real estate agent. Keep in mind that overly priced property are not going to attract a lot of buyers and being on the sales list for a long time is not going to help with the actual sale.Next, go about finding the best real estate agent who will fit your requirements. He or she should be experienced enough to take over the responsibility of the sale unless your house is in a residential area that is in high demand at the moment.
Get the house ready
When you put the house up for sale, you would probably not be living there anymore. So it is easier to de clutter and remove the unnecessary items and, in general, you would not be selling with furniture. As the first step you need to enlist a company that offers presale cleanin services. It is essential that the correct amount of cleaning is done before selling the house or else you may even be legally liable in accordance with the laws in place in the area the house is situated.Fix whatever broken things that you can always keeping in mind the amount you are asking for the house. If you are not looking for a really high price and it is not possible to achieve such a value in the area the house is, do not go about redesigning the roof or tiling the floors. Stick to the basic repairs that will make the house habitable to the new buyer. However, fix the essentials such as doors, windows, sinks, bathroom accessories and the water flow if they need any repairs done.If the flooring are fixed and will be sold with the house, you may need to do thorough carpet cleaning Canberra, tile washing, etc., depending on the type of flooring you have. It would be a better idea to assign this task to the same company that will be doing the legally required cleaning for you.
You may also apply a fresh coat of paint if the walls look really bad but do not trouble yourself too much if they are not that ugly as the new owner is bound to redecorate as he or she wishes.
Do not forget to clean the garden, prune the trees and mown the lawn as the prospective buyer will first be seeing the outside of the house and would form his/her opinion about buying even before setting foot inside.
If you passed the burden of getting a good price to an agent, you may not want to advertise on your own. However, advertising on the free websites may also improve the chances of you getting more buyers and thereby increasing your bargaining power.