what not to do to sell homePhoto by Maurice Williams

 

Pueblo County residents are suffering more than most. The unemployment rate was 7.5%in September 2020, higher than the rest of Colorado. Across the state, forecasted job gains of 1.5% in 2021 are under a third of the job losses due to Covid-19, in 2020.

Want to sell your home in Pueblo fast? Looking for a cash house buyer? Read on to learn about what not to do when you’re thinking “I need to sell my home fast”.

How Can I Sell My Home Fast?

You’re wondering how do I sell my home fast or better still, today. Perhaps you’re asking the wrong question. Whatever reason you have for your urgency, you should also be considering a few more questions.

Agreeing on a sale may not be the most difficult challenge you face. Many offers are made and accepted that then get stuck in delay, further negotiations, and failure.

A further consideration is whether the price you agree is reasonable in the circumstances. A fast sale at a ridiculously low price might result in you having unnecessary debt or other financial difficulties.

Don’t just focus only on how quickly you agree on a sale.

Don’t Move Out

Whatever the reason you want to sell your home, don’t leave your home unoccupied.

Sometimes a home sale is a result of divorce or separation. Both parties are eager to move on, emotionally and financially. Eagerness to move out of the marital home is part of this.

Other urgent sales are due to relocation for employment. You need to start work in a new location so you have to vacate your home to do this.

If you can avoid it, don’t vacate your home. A home is easier to sell if it looks like a home. Furniture and a lived-in appearance help.

An empty home is also more difficult to maintain. Keeping lawns mowed and your home clean is difficult if you don’t live in the home. These things make a difference to its attractiveness to a buyer.

Don’t Underestimate the Stress of Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be stressful. Prepare yourself for some difficult times ahead.

The roller coaster ride of raised expectations and disappointments can take its toll on your wellbeing. You’ll need to be resilient. It helps if you know this ahead of time so you are mentally prepared for it.

Don’t Ignore Cash Home Buyers

Check out the credibility of any cash home buyers. Ask what’s included in the offer and what’s not. Read reviews, ask to speak to previous sellers, and ask them if they were happy with their experience.

Don’t Be Sentimental

It’s easy to be emotional about selling your home. Your home can have a big sentimental value to you. Don’t let that sentiment get the better of you or a buyer might take advantage of it.

Treat your home sale as a business transaction. It’s a financial transaction and any other feelings will only make it easier for the buyer or more difficult for you.

Don’t Take Buyers for Granted

If you want to sell your home quickly then you will have to be responsive to genuine buyers. Make your home available for viewings at the drop of a hat. Keep it tidy and clean so that you can make a good impression on a buyer at short notice.

The right buyer with the right offer and who can act quickly maybe that next call. If you need to sell urgently, you can’t afford to lose them to another seller.

Don’t Encourage Time Wasters

At the same time as being flexible for potential buyers, you shouldn’t encourage time wasters. You need to put your energies into qualified buyers. That means asking for proof of funds or pre-approval letters from lenders.

Don’t Forget Liability Insurance

In your haste, you may forget that when you invite people into your home, you are exposing yourself to potential liability.  If a buyer injures themselves in your home, they may sue you.

Be sure to make your home a safe place for visitors. This is especially true if the home is unoccupied for any time or in a poor state of repair. Check that you have insurance in place to cover you for any claim.

Don’t Fall for False Offers

It might feel great to receive an unexpectedly high offer for your home. This is not a time to celebrate. Be suspicious of high offers.

You may be being tempted into making a commitment or withdrawing your home from the market to find the offer lowered at a later date.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Great Photos

Photos are a powerful selling tool. Do have good quality photographs of your home taken. Professional photographs can get you more viewings.

Don’t Hide Problems

Perhaps your home has some problems that would put a potential buyer off.

If you are willing to resolve them, do so, but don’t try to hide them. Minor problems such as a dripping faucet or broken window are off-putting and suggest to a buyer that there may be other more serious problems.

More serious problems will come to light later in the buyer’s inspection. Better to anticipate it early.

You have three alternatives. You can price the property at the market price and offer a discount to the buyer to fix the problem. You can price below the market price or you can fix the problem.

Sell My Home Today

Sell my home fast is still your aim? You could do it today. Follow this guide and you’ll get the best price, quickly.

Talk to me about a cash offer for your home in Pueblo today, by calling right now.