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One of the things that most people worry about most when they put their home up for sale is that they might not get the asking price that they have advertised. When it comes to putting your house on the market, you will first need to get it valued by the estate agent. They will come and take a look at your property and give you a price range indicating how much you could potentially get from selling it. Generally speaking, most homeowners will choose a price in the lower end of the range if they want a quick sale. However, if you aren’t in a rush to move, then you might want to price it at the higher end of the scale to try and get as much money as possible.
However, when someone puts in an offer for the property, you might find that they don’t offer you the asking price – instead they offer a slightly lower price. It’s up to you whether you accept this or try and negotiate a higher price. Want to make sure that you can try and make as much money from your home as possible? Here are some tips that will ensure all your potential buyers want to put in bids that are as near to your asking price as possible.
Use Home Staging
When people come to see your house, it’s important that it is in as good condition as possible. It might even be worth doing some small decorating jobs before it goes up on the market so that all the interiors look really fresh and modern. But there are also a few home staging ideas that can improve each of your rooms for every viewing as well. For instance, you want to try and remove any clutter that might be making them look messy. It’s also nice to add a few extra finishing touches as well, such as fresh flowers and freshly baked pastries as these will make the property feel extra homely.
Pick The Right Estate Agent
When it comes to choosing the right estate agent for you, you need to do your research very carefully. Not all estate agents are the same, and you might find that going with the wrong one could hinder your sale. When you are looking into different estate agents, consider which ones already sell properties like yours. These will be the best ones to go with, as they will have a lot of experience and knowledge of your type of house and how to market it so that it attracts the right kind of buyer.
Sell At The Right Time
The property market can be very quiet throughout winter as not many people are looking for houses during this period. That’s mainly because they are too busy with Christmas and the holidays. So, if you do want someone to snap up your home for the asking price, you might want to wait until March or April to put it on the market. More people will be house hunting once the weather gets better and you should find that you get a lot more interest in the property.
Get The Estate Agent To Do The Negotiating For You
It’s often advisable to let the estate agent do all of the negotiating for you. This will prevent you from becoming personally invested in the sale. Every good estate agent will be able to negotiate on your behalf with your best interests at heart. You just need to let them know the preferred price that you would sell at. Once they know that, they can try and get you the best possible price from the interested party.
Update Key Areas
If you haven’t decorated or carried out any maintenance work on your home for the past few years, it could be a good idea to update certain key areas. For instance, anyone who views the home will be paying particular attention to the kitchen and bathroom. These are important rooms, especially to families, and most people would prefer to buy a home with a modern and updated kitchen and bathroom. Not only will carrying out work on yours to update them help to increase the value of your property, but you might also find that it helps you sell very quickly.
There are lots of things you can do to try and ensure your property sells for as much as possible, but these tips should get you off to a good start. Good luck with the sale of your home!