Real estate markets historically fluctuate up and down. Sometimes markets are really hot (as we’ve seen in greater Vancouver in the last couple years) where there are so many buyers that sellers will list a property and it gets snapped up the same day, sometimes with multiple offers above listing price. And sometimes markets are on the slower side, which means a house might stay listed for weeks or even months without getting any offers at all.
Homeowners that are trying to sell their homes in a slow market are sometimes surprised and frustrated to discover just how long it can take.
The longer your house stays on the market the more disruptive it can be to your life, particularly if you have to wait on the sale of your current home in order to buy another, or relocate to a different city.
Whether you’re choosing to list and do the work of selling your house yourself, or you’re taking advantage of the services of a real estate agent, here are a few tips to assist you in selling your house as quickly as possible, there are no guarantees though!
Some suggestions for selling your home fast in Vancouver B.C. British Columbia!
Capture positive attention
Selling your house is a SALE. And in every sale, whether it be a new house, car or pair of shoes you need to start by capturing the attention of people shopping for the product. This means making your product (house) stand out, or doing something that makes people stop and look. Sometimes it’s bright-coloured doors or window frames in a neighbourhood of bland ones. Maybe it’s an odd price that makes people look twice, or a funny title in the marketing brochure or online listing.
Differentiate from your neighbours
To capture the attention of a potential customer, you should try to make your home memorable. Consider adding colourful design touches, or investing some money into high grade windows, landscaping and even a new roof. Anything you can do to improve improve the look of your house can raise it’s appeal and market value.
Remove any clutter make everything shine!
It is crucial to eliminate all the clutter and thoroughly clean your house before showing. Potential buyers need to picture themselves in that space, and nobody likes to picture living in a cluttered or dirty home. . Therefore, you might want to get rid of any excess furniture or decorations to create a larger space. You could also consider removing your family photos and other personal belongings that may distract potential buyers from visualizing themselves in the space.
If this sounds like a lot of work, you can easily hire cleaners for a good top to bottom cleaning, and/or hire a home stager to come in and make sure you’re ready to show your home in it’s best light.
Sweeten the deal
Interested in another approach to sell your home faster in Vancouver B.C. British Columbia? Then learn how you might be able to sweeten the deal by offering unique terms. For instance, paying the closing costs for your customer, or offer to include a few pieces of furniture that happen to work perfectly with the space. This will attract more positive and attention and interest from people who are hunting for the best deals in Vancouver B.C. .
Market your house everywhere you can
When you’re promoting your house, be sure to do a bit of research and market it everywhere you can. Leverage social media, websites, blogs, video, and anything else you can think of to get the word out about your house. Even if you have hired a real estate agent to list and market the property, you should do your own marketing to promote the property as well, nobody knows it better than you!
Here’s one more way to sell your house fast that you might not know about…
Did you know that there are real estate investment companies out there that buy houses for cash?
At Lifemark Properties, that’s what we do! We find properties and buy them for cash… we’ll even buy them as-is and we are able to close very, very quickly (often in as little as a week). If a cash sale is not the most optimal for your situation, we can work to put together a creative offer that will work for you. If you want to market your house yourself hoping to get the highest offer possible, go ahead — we’ve given you some great strategies to help you in this blog post. But if your situation calls for the need to act really fast and sell your house right away to us, get in touch at (604) 961-6765.