A top-ranking realtor shares 8 tips to help you sell your home fast, without the headaches.
As you prepare to sell your home, you are likely asking yourself questions like:
How long does it take to sell a home?
How do I sell my home fast?
What can I do to make things happen more quickly ?
And there really are no easy answers. Selling your house is a complex transaction that will take a lot of your time and energy. Rushing the process can result in some real estate pitfalls that will not help you in the long run.
With over 8 years of experience helping clients buy and sell their homes in Montreal, I understand how the process works from start to finish. With real estate, you have to be ready for anything and there are numerous factors that are beyond your control. There are things you can control like the team you choose to work with, how much time and energy you put into the process, and how you stage your home.
Here are 8 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast in Montreal :
Find the right real estate broker
Find a local broker that will make you feel comfortable, and meet your real estate needs.
A busy, well-known broker may not be right for you, as they may not have the time to answer your calls in a timely manner or to meet with you when you need them most. Instead, go with a broker with experience working in your area. A local broker will always be there to guide you in the right direction.
Know your market
To get that sold sign on your front lawn, study your market.
Get to know the types of buyers that your home will attract and spread the word. You’ll also need to develop an understanding of the value of your property, compared to your competition and other recent homes sold in your area.
Sellers often list their homes based on the amount they want for their home rather than what their home is actually worth, which could slow things down considerably. Listing your home for more, or less than it is worth can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. A bit of research will go a long way.
Price your home right
The price you list your home for can make all the difference.
A listing price that is too high will steer many potential buyers away from your home, and may keep your home on the market for longer. It is crucial to set your house at a realistic, and competitive asking price.
Once you get to know your market, this won’t be hard. Compare your home to other homes that are for sale or have recently sold in the area. Your real estate broker will be able to guide you in the right direction.
If you aren’t working with an agent or broker, you can get a chartered evaluation company to help you set the price of your home.
Make your home presentable
Show potential buyers that your home is a place they want to be.
Keep your house looking good at all times, outside and in. Plant some flowers in the garden and paint over scratches on the walls. Repair what is broken and replace things that appear run down.
Don’t know where to start? Consider using a home staging company who knows how to guarantee that your home will sell quickly. Staging is actually the easiest and cheapest way to make your home stand out from the competition.
It only takes one buyer to get your home sold, so make yourself available for showings.
Whether you are selling your home yourself or working with a realtor, make time to allow for showings and keep your schedule flexible. Once you and/or your realtor put your home on the market, potential buyers are going to want to come see when they want to, and they may be making last minute requests.
Do not hide anything
Your buyers don’t need any surprises.
From your own experience, you know how important it is to have all the facts
about your home straight before moving in. It is essential to be transparent with potential buyers too.
Let’s say you had a water leak in the basement last spring. Even if you had it fixed, your buyers deserve to know. Even if your heart was in the right place, failing to provide thorough and truthful information could present legal issues in the future.
Know your rights and obligations
Protect yourself, and your biggest asset — your home.
If your buyers move in and discover a defect, did you know that they could hold you legally accountable for not telling them? That’s right! Even if you weren’t even aware of the defect in the first place.
Read up on the current rights and obligations as they pertain to both the seller and the buyer to avoid any complications down the road.
Don’t be afraid to accept your first offer
It’s true what they say: The biggest fish bites first.
When sellers get quick offers within the first few weeks, they are often
reluctant to accept it. And this is where they stumble. Sellers operate under the assumption that a better offer may come later, but there is no guarantee that that will be the case.
Bear in mind that your first offer will usually be your best bet.
Ready to sell your home fast?
I hope that my video and article will help keep the headaches away while you sell your home.
Best of luck selling your home fast in Montreal. Subscribe to my channel for more real estate news and tips. Thank you for reading and feel free to contact me if you have any questions along the way.