Your home is a treasured place, and you don’t want to get ripped off during the sales process. Sure, you want to sell your home fast. But if you’re not careful, you could lose out on thousands of dollars.
Selling a home is a difficult enough process as it is, but there are certain things that may make it enough tougher. Are you looking to sell your house but struggling to find buyers?
Be careful of these five signs that may make it hard to find buyers.
1. Unfinished Rooms Or Basements
You know that room that you always meant to finish redecorating? The one with the hole in the wall and the half-finished paint job or torn carpeting.
Well, we have some good news and bad news about it.
On the positive side, you can still sell your home as-is. But on the downside, it’s going to be much tougher to find buyers willing to put up with such a mess.
As a result, you’ll vastly undersell the true value of your home. Take a few weekends to finish those projects to fix up the house. It may not be fun, but trust us, they can add a lot of value.
2. Outdated Appliances
Imagine walking into a home with gorgeous, modern-day decor. Everything seems lovely!
And then you walk into the kitchen. The stove hasn’t been replaced in well over a decade, and the microwave is busted (if it’s there at all).
It sounds like a nightmare come to life, and that’s exactly how your buyers will feel walking into your home. When it’s finally time to sell your home, make sure that you have at least semi-recent appliances.
They don’t have to be top-of-the-line, but they should look nice and function properly.
3. A Lack Of Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is one of the most attractive aspects of a home. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, curb appeal refers to everything that can be seen outside the home from the sidewalk.
That means your lawn, mailbox, driveway, porch, roof door, and windows all matter. If you don’t have curb appeal, you may as well take your home off the market right now.
Make sure to keep your yard tidy, clean off your front porch, and repair or replace anything that may need fixing up.
4. Lack Of Advertising
Advertising seems obvious, but we’re always shocked at how many sellers don’t actively advertise that their home is for sale. If people don’t know that something is for sale, how can you expect them to agree to buy it?
When it’s time to put your home on the market, make sure that you’re advertising as much as possible. Put your home up on all of the most popular real estate sites like Zillow or RealEstate.com.
5. Desperate Sellers
When you find buyers, you’re in a bit of a vulnerable spot. You need to get rid of your house, and they can sense it. If you appear too weak-willed, they may take advantage of you.
Nothing turns a potential sale into a disaster quite as fast as obsessive sellers. It’s understandable that you want the process to go quickly and smoothly.
But be understanding and realize that it’s going to take time — don’t hassle or harass prospective buyers.
Ready To Find Buyers For Your Home?
As you can see, it’s more than a little tricky to find the right buyer for your home. So why not make the process easier for yourself? Let us help!
We’d love to talk to you about selling your Florida property. Get in touch today and learn how a partnership with BiggerEquity can benefit you and your family.