Do you need to sell a home fast? Maybe you’ve recently gone through a divorce, lost a loved one, lost your job, or some other major life event. Are you concerned with tax problems or the bank foreclosing? Do you have a new property you need to move into quickly? We’ve helped tons of homeowners in Atlanta by purchasing their homes outright, regardless of situation or condition.
No matter what your reason, if you need to sell your home quickly then the traditional sales method may not be the right choice for you. The traditional sales method can take quite some time between listing the home, accepting an offer, inspections, lender approvals, and other factors. Here are a few things that could help to speed things up some.
First and foremost, you want to be sure that your home is priced correctly. Everyone wants the best price for their home, but there’s a difference between the best price and added sentimental value that may not be there. You want to be sure that you don’t overprice your home when it’s compared to similar properties in your neighborhood (what updates do those homes have, how new/old are they/etc). You also don’t want to undervalue your home either. Undervalued homes tend to lead people to wonder what might be wrong with the home, instead of what might be right for them. Other considerations on the price of the home are commissions, repairs, closing costs, and other assorted expenses. This can make an underpriced home be an even larger negative due to the impact it has on your final value.
Another option you have is to sell your home to a professional home buyer. For many people, this is often the easiest and most efficient way to sell a home fast. A professional home buyer will work with you to determine the best price for the home. They will view the home, establish the value compared to similar homes in the area, and work on the best price for everyone involved in the sale. Also since they are not working with a mortgage lender, they can offer you cash for the home instead which helps you not have to wait for a lender’s approval before closing the sale. There’s also fewer fees associated with this process as well.
However you plan to sell, you need to put effort into the presentation of your home. Whether you’re selling to a professional home buyer (Like Arbor View Properties) or hoping someone makes an offer during an open house you need to make sure that you present the home in the best possible way. From a simple coat of paint, to updating the front walk, or even removing some of your more personal items from the home; you can do a lot to make your home be more presentable to a potential buyer without a large investment of time or money.