If you’re thinking about selling your home this summer, there are a few things you can do to help speed up the process, regardless of what the market looks like. This guide explains.
9 Tips to Sell Your Golf Course Home Fast This Summer
Check out these nine things you can do to sell your home faster this summer:
- Get a professional home inspection
- Price your home properly
- Declutter everything
- Clean from top to bottom
- Invest in a home stager
- Make the most of the golf course
- Put extra thought into exterior appeal from both sides
- Work with the right REALTOR®
- Be flexible with showings
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 to Sell Your Home Faster: Get a professional home inspection
Although you don’t have to get a professional home inspection, hiring an expert can let you know which areas of your home need improvement before you put it on the market. That way, you can make sure you’ve addressed all repairs so they don’t turn up on a buyer’s inspection and become a point of contention.
Tip #2 to Sell Your Home Faster: Price your home properly
Talk to your real estate agent about how much your home is worth. They’ll be able to give you a good figure that’s reflective of current market conditions. Your agent won’t just pull a number out of thin air, though. They’ll perform a series of calculations based on several factors, including your home’s size, amenities and age. Your real estate agent will also compare your home to homes that are currently on the market, those that have recently sold, and those that were on the market but were removed without selling. Your agent will do this to find out what buyers are currently willing to pay for a home like yours.
Tip #3 to Sell Your Home Faster: Declutter everything
Regardless of how large your home is, clutter can derail a sale. Buyers want to see homes that are spacious enough to hold all of their belongings, so if your space is cluttered, prospective buyers may have a tough time imagining themselves fitting everything in.
As part of the decluttering process, you may want to remove excess furniture, collections you have on display, and about a third of the clothing in all of your closets. This can make your home appear larger and more spacious, which is exactly what buyers want to see.
Tip #4 to Sell Your Home Faster: Clean from top to bottom
Buyers like to see that homes are clean and easy to maintain. That’s why many sellers choose to hire a professional cleaning company when they list their homes for sale. A professional cleaning company performing a move out clean can ensure your home is spotless when prospective buyers come to tour it. The best part about hiring professionals is that you only need to maintain what they’ve done while your home is still on the market. They’ve already done the heavy lifting.
Tip #5 to Sell Your Home Faster: Invest in a home stager
You’re a real estate agent can connect you with a professional home stager if necessary. Home staging is an art, and when a home is properly staged for sale, it’s statistically likely to sell faster and for more money. Essentially, staging is about making your home appeal to the widest possible range of buyers, which means ensuring that your decor is neutral and is designed to highlight your home’s best features.
Tip #6 to Sell Your Home Faster: Make the most of the golf course
There’s a good chance that people are interested in your home at least partly because of the golf course you live on. Talk to your real estate agent about using the golf course in marketing, as well as playing up great views of the course from inside your home.
Tip #7 to Sell Your Home Faster: Put extra thought into exterior appeal from both sides
When you sell your home, your real estate agent will talk to you about curb appeal. That refers to the way your home looks from the street. But when you’re selling a golf course home, you need to pay close attention to exterior appeal on the side that faces the golf course, too. You want it to look as amazing as possible from both sides to attract the largest number of prospective buyers.
Tip #8 to Sell Your Home Faster: Work with the right REALTOR®
To sell your home quickly, you need to work with the right real estate agent. Although there are many skilled agents out there, they don’t all specialize in golf course homes. It’s in your best interest to find an agent who specializes not only in golf course homes, but in golf course homes in your community. Agents who have a hyper focus on certain golf course communities know exactly what to do to market homes to the right buyers so they can sell quickly.
Tip #9 to Sell Your Home Faster: Be flexible with showings
The more available your home is for showings, the better. Try to be as flexible as possible when people want to come see your home. You don’t want to edge out a good prospective buyer because you weren’t available to show.
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