Under the right circumstances, the quickest way to sell your house is in the as-is condition, for cash.
The busiest season in real estate (spring) is halfway over, but you can still sell your NOLA house quickly with a little work, some commitment, and the right approach. Whether you decide to enlist the help of a real estate agency, go the FSBO route, or sell the house as is for cash, here are some tips on how to expedite the process.
Set the Right Price. Pricing your house just right will make or break the sale and shape the activity that follows once you put your house on the market. Experts agree that the first 30 days on the market are crucial and will be the busiest. If you price the house too high, prospective homebuyers may think you don’t want to sell nor are open to negotiate.
Increase Curb Appeal. First impressions are everything, and you should take every opportunity to make a good one on potential homebuyers. Look at your house with fresh eyes, and take the necessary steps to clean, declutter, add color and beauty, and repair the exterior (even if you can only afford cosmetic touchups).
Stage the Interior. Experts recommend staging your house to make it look as cozy, appealing, and functional as possible. This includes depersonalizing it too, such as removing personal photos, and any objects that carry a political or religious message. If you have pets, you should also consider removing them and their belongings during showings and open houses, as well as deep-cleaning to remove the signs of their presence.
Market your house in the best possible way, online and in person. Post the best images and descriptions you can come up with online (major real estate portals, social media, local online publications) and whatever print outlets you choose to market your home through. This also includes being flexible with your showing times to accommodate prospective buyers’ schedules, even if the times might not be convenient for you. Be prepared to discuss the house’s strong points and shortcomings with honesty and integrity and share the information about your neighborhood, good and bad, during showings in person. Experts also recommend including positive and educational information about the neighborhood when you market your home, as potential buyers want to learn about the area in terms of schools, crime, etc.
Sell Your House As Is, for Cash
If you don’t want to — or cannot afford to — invest in expensive home repairs and upgrades, or if the effort and all the legwork are too overwhelming, the best option might be to sell your home to Big Easy Buyers for cash, as is. You won’t need to clean up your house, invest in upgrades, fix broken appliances, or hire inspectors. There are no commission or fees involved, and the whole process — from you contacting us to closing — should take 30 days or less.
If this sounds like the right option for you, don’t sink any more money into your home to make it presentable for sale — we even buy ugly houses and houses with termite damage. Contact us at (504) 513-7878 or through our online form and we’ll schedule a walkthrough of your home at your earliest convenience.