Need to sell a home fast. We’ve heard clients say exactly that time and time again in today’s real estate market. The best way to address a fast sale is a pricing incentive. Many homeowners know this, and if a fast sale is imperative, they’ll sell a home rapidly at a lower price, rather than waiting for the market to bear a higher one. Sometimes sellers need to get rid of an underwater mortgage, have business or family matters that take them from the area, or are simply struggling to avoid foreclosure. And some sellers would simply rather take a lower price than spend a great deal of time and effort to improve a property and it’s value.
We can help sellers find the best alternatives and get the desired results for a quick sale. Need to sell a home fast? No problem. At Red Blue Realty we can help sellers by pointing buyers in the direction of a bargain. And, we can guide you toward inexpensive but helpful upgrades that buyers will flock to find. Not only will a few simple improvements increase price offerings, but they can also tip the balance toward a quicker sale without involving large capitol expenses for the sellers.
For example, we recommend some simple alterations that always draw buyers, like sustainable landscaping, for a clean modern look that offers immediate curb appeal. After all, it’s the first part of a home a potential buyer actually sees. Not surprisingly, this simple upgrade has been proven to increase sales value up to fifteen percent! Low maintenance, native plantings are a large draw here.
Along with the tried and true basics of a fresh coat of paint, we know that easy upgrades such as a security system installation, new appliances that are energy saving, or environmentally friendly upgrades such as a programmable thermostat are excellent sales draws. Offering low flush toilets or recyclable irrigation systems for landscaping are also relatively inexpensive and serve as significant sales enhancements.
Another tip for those sellers who need to sell a home fast: clean and shine your property. Steam clean carpets and put a coat of wax on those tile floors. Washing walls rather than painting them is a cost saving alternative with the same effect: freshening the home. Make sure your home smells good too – change that cat litter, and scrub out any pet stains from rugs. Washing the windows can make an enormous difference in sales appeal. Gleaming glass catches the eye and improves lighting throughout a home, too. And, de-clutter. Clean, attractive homes sell better, and they sell faster. Eliminating boxes of storage or junk in a garage or attic also improve quick sales.
At Red Blue Realty we can offer a plethora of sales improving tips, like making a home look larger by adding mirrors or repainting in light, bright colors. And if you do repaint, choose paint colors that have contemporary appeal by staying on top of home color trends. If you can’t afford the time or funds to paint a home top to bottom, try painting just the trim. This will update a home and make it look both brighter and more spacious.
Naturally, if you are one of our “need to sell a home fast” clients, we’ll do our best to assist you with upgrading and competitively pricing your property to get you the quick sale you need. Feel free to call us or drop us a line, and we’ll be glad to advise you on the best route to a fast close.