Revamp your home’s appearance
Making an effort to prepare your home to sell can spell the difference between a fast sale and languishing on the market without any buyer. The look of your home can benefit from a new coat of paint, some leased furniture, or even basic upgrades such as installing new kitchen cupboards.
When it comes to styling, less is more. If your home looks cluttered, either put some items or knickknacks in storage or throw them away. A clutter-free home has a higher chance of drawing in prospective buyers.
Set the right price
Slashing your price is not necessarily the right action to take, but neither is being obstinate. Your price needs to be right to attract enough buyers interest. If this is not happening then there is a strong possibility that your current asking price is above the market price. Not budging on the price that you want will not sell your property but agreeing to change it to a fair price range will.
Take your listing down
It seems counterintuitive, but taking your home off the market for a few weks can benefit you. If your apartment or home has been listed for months without any interest, property hunters may start to think that it has a flaw.
The majority of buyers take at least a few weeks to research, check property out and get their finance in place before hitting on a property they like, so taking down your listing and styling the inside or reviewing your asking price mean it will come back on the housing market with a fresh appearance – and a new group of potential buyers.
Hire a new agent
How quickly your property will be sold will be influenced by the relationship that you and your agent have. Make sure you find the right agent who also has skills in marketing and negotiating with buyers.
Consider renting your home
Try leasing your property after you’ve refreshed the look of one or two rooms, changed the price and talked with your agent. While you may not get the same amount as your mortgage, you will be able to move on in any case. You may be better off renting it than seeing it sitting empty on the market without any buyer in sight.