With Vancouver’s reputation as one of the most livable cities in the world, and the city having one of Canada’s most prosperous economies, it is not surprising that a lot of people want to move in to its clean and dynamic neighborhoods. Recent statistics show that the real estate market, particularly the detached house market, has been very active in the last few months.
Despite this fact, home selling remains to be a challenging endeavor, especially for those who may not be aware of the selling process, or what it takes to speed up sale. There are many sellers who think putting up a “For Sale” sign on their front yard is enough to entice buyers, without considering the competition.
In his article for Investopedia.com, contributor Glenn Curtis provides simple yet effective ideas on how to sell a house quickly with satisfying returns. He suggests basic home improvements, such as “cleaning the clutter”, and refurbishing the home’s exteriors for better curb appeal.
In addition to these, he also offers the following tip:
Sweeten the Deal
Another way to make the home and deal more attractive to buyers is to offer things or terms that might sweeten the pot. For example, sellers that offer the buyer a couple of thousand dollars credit toward closing costs, or offer to pay closing costs entirely will in some cases receive more attention from house hunters looking at similar homes.
Improving your home’s curb appeal to attract buyers is something that you can undertake on your own, with the help of a home improvements contractor. However, coming up with a deal sweetener, as Curtis suggests, is a totally different task that you might fail to perform properly. It normally involves a strong convincing power and an ability to create different options that still leads to a lucrative deal, and no one can do this better than a skilled Vancouver real estate agent like Jamie Hooper.
Real estate agents in Vancouver can create home selling opportunities for you through various advertising and marketing tools, including a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Additionally, these professionals can help you in one very important aspect of home selling: valuing your home correctly. As Curtis says:
Pricing It Right
Regardless of how well you renovate and stage your home, it is still important to price the home appropriately.
A competent real estate agent can help come up with a Comparative Market Analysis report that will help determine the true value of your home, allowing you optimum profit while keeping you in the thick of the competition.
(Source: 6 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast, Investopedia.com)