FSBO – How to Prepare Your House to Sell
Did you hear that? Prices of houses in Phoenix have been jumping 5% each month for 2005 according to market experts! Some already predict that the price of housing could jump an additional 10% for the upcoming year. The shortage of houses for sales and the nevertheless comparatively low interest prices are causing the price of homes not just here in Phoenix but nationwide to escalate. What does this average? If you are thinking about selling your home, there is no better time than the present. Jump on the bandwagon!
Okay, great, you say. Ill buy a for-sale-by-owner sign, set it out in the front yard, great number an open-house this weekend. I should have my house sold by the end of next week! Well, two months later, that for-sale-by-owner sign is nevertheless in the front and you dont have a buyer. Do not think that just because there is a shortage of houses for sale, selling a house is a piece of cake. It may not as easy as you think. Instead of using a Realtor, you are determined to sell the house yourself. Thats fine and its possible. People do it all the time; however, what are some tips to help you prepare your house to sell. I have done the research and found four minimal-cost tips in preparing your sell:
1. Clean-up. The first impression is always the lasting one. You want possible buyers to be impressed the moment that they identify your house from the street. Everything from the yard, to the windows, to every room inside should be squeaky clean. And if you have a collection of, well, several collections of stuff, its distracting to the buyer and really takes away the beauty of your home. If you cant part with those items, pack them away in boxes. A possible buyer wont be offended by a few packed boxes in the house. They most likely are expecting you to be preparing to move anyway.
2. Deodorize. This goes hand-in-hand with cleaning your house and removing the clutter. If your house smells, it wont sell. If the house has been vacant for a while, there is nothing more offensive to a possible buyer than the smell of mildew. Please take care of the mildew before showing the house. And you petowners, understand that your precious little pets that you keep indoors are not odor-less. You just have become accustomed to the smell. A possible buyer will pick up the pet order closest. The same is true for cigarettes.
3. Re-paint the house. Okay, you may have enjoyed a blue kitchen, an orange living room, and a red bathroom. But your possible buyer may not be as cutting-edge. Experts agree that neutral colors are best in showcasing your house. Also take a second look at the decorations on the wall. Remove anything that could be offensive to your possible buyer.
4. Embrace the sun. I dont particularly care for the Phoenix heat, but I love the sun. It symbolizes laughter, happiness, brightness, things that are upbeat and positive. Open the blinds and curtain in your house and let the sunshine in!
Remember, you want to impress the possible buyer. By following these four simple tips, you can be a step-ahead of the game in reducing the time it takes to sell your house. However, if you dont have the time it requires to sell the house yourself and dont want the expensive of hiring a Realtor, please visit my website to read the free report, Sell Your House in Seven (7) Days at [http://www.adpropertyconsultants.com].