Do you know what your potential home buyer is looking for? Can you look at your home objectively to see what the buyer sees? Probably not. When you get ready to put your house on the market here are a few tips for a quick sale that will also maximize your profits.
At $142,900, you’ll attract buyers. With a home inspector to show the house is sound, and your minor improvements, your house has a better chance of attracting serious buyers.
Rely on your real estate agent’s expertise during the negotiating and closing of the transaction is where you negotiate the purchase and terms of the sale. Pay special attention to the contracts as they go back and forth and make sure you understand what they say and what you will be getting or not getting.
Before contacting a realtor to set up a short sale make sure you understand what it may cost you, how it will affect your credit rating and the tax consequences.
Step outside and spend time in the garden and attending to what is called ‘curb appeal’. Stand at the curb and see what your prospective buyer will look at. Plants are so cheap, yet can put a positive spin on the front yard.Keep the lawn short and trim the edges of the path.
Buying a home on a street next to commercial zoning without checking into zoning. Have you ever seen anyone on the news talking about the problems with their city planning and how its effecting their neighborhood. Well its real and their is a possibility their could be an issue you are not aware of. Take the time to check zoning before you purchase your next home.
Fifth, and finally, the home should be level and free from any foundation issues. This could be simply looking at the home from the outside for any shifting or cracks. Inside, notice if the doors and cabinets are flush and closing easily – if they stick or don’t close, then the foundation is off and the home will need to be re-leveled. This is not that hard or expensive, but it is essential. Also, a Home Inspection should include the piers under the home. If any are damaged then they should be replaced. This is also not hard or expensive, but needs to be done.