Selling a house in Colorado Springs can be one of the biggest transactions a homeowner will ever engage in.
But before you start marketing your house and getting potential buyers to look at it… there are a few things you should probably do that will help to increase your chances of selling your house faster and for a better price.
Sell Your Colorado Springs House Faster By Doing These Things FIRST
De-Clutter and Remove As Much Of Your Family Memorabilia As You Can
Spend some time to make the whole place less personal by removing family photos and other memorabilia. Get rid of that shrine of little Johnny’s sports metals and the fridge full of kids’ drawings. Potential buyers needs able to picture themselves in that house, and if you fill the fridge with pictures and momentos of your family… it makes it harder for the buyer to see the fridge and picture their own things on it.
The following are other suggestions on what you could do to help you sell your home.
Price it Right
While you may know how much you want your home to sell for in your market area, be sure to consider the industry standards when determining its actual market value. What you want for your house and what someone in the current market will pay for it may be two different things.
Keep in mind that, while many people may be looking for homes, they have become smarter than ever before and they come armed with “research” they found online on websites like Zillow (which tends to value houses lower than what a buyer will actually pay for them). Over 90% of home buyers start their search for new homes over the internet… so make sure that you’re not asking far more than the online sources show (or have a great reason to back up your higher price to potential buyers).
NOTE: If you’re looking for an accurate value to your Colorado Springs CO, we can help you with that. We buy houses in Colorado Springs and know the market very well. We would love to give you a no obligation offer on your house and a very accurate Valuation so you know what other buyers in the market may pay. Just call us, Swift Results, Inc., at (719) 548-4755 or submit your property information to us through the form through this link here >>.
Make the Property More Enticing
Once you have the house marketed, it can attract attention right away. Studies have shown that over 70 percent of potential buyers will see the home within 3 to 6 months after its listing. However, if you’re not getting the attention you want for your house… there are some things you can do to make your house look better to potential buyers.
- Do the small things in your yard… make sure the shrubs and the yard are neat and trimmed. If you choose to, go the extra mile and replace the existing flowers with new and fresh ones.
- Do repairs and/or repaint your house if it’s looking battered and bruised. It’s more important than you may think.
- If you have great furniture… think about including some of the furniture in the sale if the buyer wants it.
The thing about most “retail” buyers is that the majority of them have a hard time looking past the ugly parts of a house. Yes, they can repaint it after they buy… or they can re-do the yard… but a first impression is a lasting impression… and some buyers just can’t get past that initial ugly visual.
Don’t have the money or time to do the repairs or upgrades yourself? It may take a while to sell a house that has been neglected over the years. But, local Colorado Springs CO home buyers like Swift Results, Inc., we can buy your house fast, for cash, and you won’t have to do any repairs yourself. We’ll take care of it all, on our dime.
If you’re interested to see what we can pay for your Colorado Springs house, fill out the form on the next page here >> .
We’ll make you a fair cash offer within 24 hours. No obligation. No rush.
Have an Inspection Carried Out
To avoid being surprised by issues you did not know existed with the property, it is a good idea to have an inspection done and the key reports prepared well in advance, which is long before the buyers start to show up. Ensure every single issue is dealt with. The more your house is problem free, the more it is going to sell within the shortest time possible.
If you need a referral to a great local Colorado Springs Home Inspection Service, shoot us an email or give us a call at (719) 548-4755 and we’d be happy to give you some names of reputable inspectors who can help you out.
Make Sure You Have All the Paperwork
This step is often ignored, but it is surprisingly important. Most buyers will want to know everything about the house before they take control. Who normally does the maintenance and after how long, when were the important systems like the HVAC last maintained, etc. These are just a few of the things that the buyer will want to see.
Selling A House In The Local Colorado Springs Real Estate Market Can Be…
… challenging if you don’t have your ducks in a row.
If you’re having a hard time selling your house as quickly as you want… consider doing some of the things suggested in this article to make your house more attractive to potential buyers.
Also, if you need to sell your Colorado Springs house fast and are having a tough time doing so… connect with us.
We buy local houses. We can pay cash for your house, pay you a fair price we both agree on, and get you out of your current house in as little as 7 days rather than having to wait months and months to sell your house the traditional way.