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5 Tips To Secure The Best Deal While Selling Your House To An Investor

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June 21, 2019

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Real estate is the biggest and the most popular area of investment today. If you too find yourself interested in selling your house but are unsure of the trajectory to follow, this article can be of great help.

Here are some of the tips to help you secure the best deal out of your house sale.


Hire an agent

Though the hefty commission charged by the agents might look like a significant deal, it will be a naive decision to try to sell your house on your own. The right agent will help you ensure improved visibility in the market. An agent will also assist you in putting a competitive and fair price for your property.

Also, the agent will take care of negotiating the home sales better than your own self. The presence of an experienced professional will ensure that all the minor-major issues cropping up during the process will be handled efficiently. Lastly, the paperwork and transactions will be managed by the agent making the whole process smoother and simpler for you.

The sales season

Look out for the sales season before putting your house for sale. For example, the holiday season is the slowest time to get a good offer on homes. It is essentially the time of the year when investors are busy with social events and the holiday expenses just don’t allow a bigger investment. This fetches low price offers on properties.

However, since there is lesser competition in the market during this time of the year, sometimes one might be able to use it to their own advantage. However, such chances are scarce. Therefore, be mindful of the sales season before selling your house, even if it means delaying the sale.

Photographs of the house

An excellent presentation of your home is a must. Even before the actual visit, you should mark a decent impression on the investor. Today, most of the buyers look out for available homes online. It saves them the hassle of actually visiting multiple places and offers them a broader range to look at.

Excellent photographs will help you set apart in the listing. The photos that you present should always be clear and crisp. For that, prefer going for daylight pictures and highlight the best corners and assets of your house. You can even hire a professional to get the best results.

Set a realistic price

Never be too ambitious while setting the price for sale. Whether you have hired an agent or doing it alone, the asking price should always be kept reasonable. With ample of options available and doing comparable market analysis, the buyers will prefer a place that will charge them a justifiable cost.

Setting up the price on the lower side will attract multiple offers. This will then allow you to bid the price up to the actual market value (or even more) of the house. It is the best strategy to attract buyers and at the same time, secure the best deal.

Be prepared

If you are not investing in the cleaning and staging your house, it is as good as money down the drain. It doesn’t always need to be done by a professional. There are multiple things that can be taken care of by yourself. The better the property appears to the investors, the higher the price can be put.

Chipped walls, broken door knobs, or faded paint might look like minor issues, but they do make a lasting impression on the buyer. Take a friend or a relative to help you in finding out the weak areas of your house before putting it for sale.

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Robert D. Cobb
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