It is no secret that selling a house in Dallas can be one of the biggest transactions that a homeowner makes.
As such, you should have a clear plan of action before you begin marketing your house. There is a checklist of items that should be completed before you invite potential buyers into your home. Read the following blog for an overview of what we have learned at Happy Buy Homes over the years.
Sell Your Dallas House Faster By Doing These FIRST
De-Clutter and Take Down Personal Items
When a potential buyer enters your home you want them to imagine themselves living there, which can be difficult if there are pictures of your family everywhere. Consider putting away family photos, sports memorabilia, and other personal items. If you are looking for a quick sale, decluttering every room, closet, and even the garage is imperative! You don’t want a buyer to feel overwhelmed when they enter your home.
The following are 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 actual market value. Keep in mind, what you want for your house and what someone in the current market will pay for it may be two different things.
Remember many people may be looking for homes, but 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). After all, research has actually shown that over 90% of home buyers start their search for new homes through the internet.
NOTE: If you’re looking for an accurate value to your Dallas Texas, we can help. We buy houses in Dallas and know the market very well. We would love to give you a no-obligation offer on your house and a valuation, so you know what other buyers in the market may pay on the open market. Just call us, Happy Buy Homes, at (817) 345-6444 or submit your property information to us through the form through this link here >>.
Make the Property More Enticing
Technically, once you have the house marketed, in many cases, it can attract attention right away. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that over 70 percent of the potentials 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 more appealing to potential buyers.
- Do the small things in your yard… ideally you can ensure the shrubs and the yard are neatly done and trimmed. You can even go extra mile and you replace the existing flowers with new and fresh ones.
- Do 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 Dallas Texas home buyers like Happy Buy Homes, 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 Dallas 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 Dallas Home Inspection Service, shoot us an email or give us a call at (817) 345-6444 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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.