It is no secret that selling a house in Texas can be one of life’s biggest transactions to a number of people.
However, before you start marketing your house and bringing potential buyers into it… there are a few things you should do first, that we’ve learned over the years here at The Aida Group, to increase your chances of selling your house faster and for a better price.
Sell Your Texas House Faster By Doing These Little Things FIRST
De-Clutter the house and Take Down Some Of Your Family Memorabilia
You might want to take your time and make the whole place less personal by removing family photos and other memorabilia if you have a bunch of it up. Having the house look plain helps the new buyer to see where their things are going to go. So get rid of that shrine of little Johnny’s sports Trophy and the fridge full of kids drawings. At first, this may feel a little weird to you, but to a potential buyer… they need to be able to picture themselves in that house. Having a fridge with pictures and momentous of your family all over it… makes it harder for the buyer to see the fridge and picture their own things on it. Plus you don’t want people going through your family’s momentous. Remember those things are for you to look at not strangers.
Here are some other things that will play out before you sell your home.
Price it Right
While it can be very easy to decide on what you want your home to fetch in the market, it will make more sense if you consider the industry standards when determining its actual market value. And just know that what you want for your house and what someone in the current market will pay for it may be two different things.
Remember there may be many people looking for homes, but buyers have become alot smarter than ever before and they come armed with “research” they found online like property info from Zillow (which tends to value houses lower than what a buyer will actually pay for them). After all, most research has actually shown that over 90% of home buyers start their search for a new home through 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 Texas home, we can actually help you with that. We buy houses all over Texas and know the markets very well and 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 on the open market. Just call us, The Aida Group, at 346-262-3839 or submit your property information to us through the form through this link here >>.
Make the Property More Enticing
Technically, once you put your house on the market, in many cases, it can attract attention right away. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that over 70% of the potentials buyers will see the home within 3 to 6 months after its has been put on the market. However, if you’re not getting the attention you think your house should get… there are some things you can do to make your house more intissive to your potential buyers.
- Landscaping! Do the small things in your yard… Remember first impression are lasting ones. So make sure your shrubs and the yard are neatly done and trimmed. You can even go extra mile and replace the existing flowers with new and fresh ones. Liven you your front yard.
- Do some repairs or repaint your house if it’s looking battered and bruised. It’s is 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 out there… is 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 Texas home buyers like The Aida Group, 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. You just tell us when you want to close and we make it happen.
If you’re interested to see what we can pay for your Texas 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 with some property problems that must be sorted before the deal is closed, make sure you have an inspection done and the key reports prepared well in advance that is long before the buyers start to show up. Ensure every single issue is dealt with. The best part, 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 Houston Home Inspection Service, shoot us an email or give us a call at 346-262-3839 and we’d be happy to give you some names of reputable inspectors who can help you out.
Get All the Paperwork
Although, this step is often ignored, it is surprisingly important. After all, every buyer will actually want to know everything about the house before he or she takes the rein. Who normally does the maintenance and after how long, when were the important systems like the HVAC last maintained, etc. are some of things that the buyer will want to see.
Selling A House In The Local Texas 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 I lay out in this article to make your house more attractive to potential buyers.
Also, if you need to sell your Texas 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.