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Need to sell your home quickly? Here’s what you need to know

30th March 2016 Print

When it’s time to move on, every homeowner dreams of the quick sell. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible and you may be left playing the waiting game instead. Don’t lose hope though. There are a few things you can do make your property more appealing and, should worse come to worst, there are also some alternatives to selling on the traditional market.

Making Your Home More Appealing

Start by getting the basics right: your asking price should be based on recent market trends, but remember to give yourself some room to maneuver as every buyer will expect to haggle. Traditionally, spring is the best time of the year to sell. During the summer, many potential buyers will be holidaying while, similarly, during the winter period many will find themselves too busy preparing for Christmas to go house hunting. 

Ultimately, the three largest factors that will impact the likelihood of your home selling, its location, size, and the current market value, will be mostly out of your control. If you don't have the funds to make major renovations, you’ll need to learn how to make the most of what you do have. Giving your home a fresh coat of paint and decluttering any unnecessary items will go a long way. Similarly, it’s generally good idea to invest in green appliances, as these will save the next owner money in the long-term.

Dealing with the Worst Case Scenario

Of course, the worst case scenario for any homeowner is that your property sits on the market for months on end with little interest. While this will be less likely if you do your utmost to make your home appealing to the wider market, depending on market conditions this can happen to the best of us. If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to consider speaking to an online home buyer who can offer you an instant quote.

Sites like Quick Move Now can offer you an instant estimate on your home to get you started. After answering a few simple questions about the specifics of the property, a valuation from an independent estate agent will be arranged. If the details you gave match what the agent finds, you can expect to receive a cash offer for your home and you could even have the money in your account within the week. This is the ideal approach for homeowners of properties that need some work done, but you just don’t have the time to renovate in your current situation.