When selling a home, most people find that the most exhausting and complicated part of the process is preparing their home for sale. If your house isn’t in great shape, it may take a lot of money and elbow grease to get it there – or at least make it look good.
For those preparing to sell a less-than-perfect house, here’s your guide to getting yoWordPressur property sold as-is:
Give ‘Em the Old Razzle-Dazzle
As they say in the classic song from the musical Chicago, “Give ‘em the old razzle-dazzle, and they’ll never catch wise!” Though the tune is talking about pulling the wool over a jury’s eyes during an important trial, the same is true when selling real estate. If you can present home the right way, the buyer won’t even ask about the negatives and little imperfections.
Some tips for adding some sparkle to an otherwise-unimpressive property include:
- Clean things up. A cluttered or dirty home simply won’t sell. Start by cleaning the property inside and out, whether you’re still living there or you’ve long since vacated.
- Make repairs. If there are renovations, repairs, or replacements that must be made before your home is up to par for selling, do that before listing it. It will increase the value that you can ask for it at the sale.
- Refresh small details. Nothing makes a house feel like homes like fresh curtains, a cheerful welcome mat, and other domestic touches.
Sell to a Cash Buyer
Don’t feel like doing all that work to get your home up to a level where it is considered marketable? Then don’t! Consider selling your property to a cash buyer – someone who proclaims, “We buy ugly houses!” in Maryland – and find yourself with a real, cash offer for your home in no time.
Selling a home is all about convincing others that they want to buy it. Whether you’re willing and able to put in the work to bring it up to par with other properties in the neighborhood or simply want to hand it over to a cash buyer as-is, the choice is yours – but the profits from the sale are yours to keep either way!