how to sell your home

How To Sell Your Home Fast

August 15, 2019

There are fewer things more stressful than selling your home. Look it up, we’ve definitely discussed it many a time on the VIC Underpinners site. Divorce? Definitely up there in stress levels. Marriage? Just as much if not more so. But a home is an asset that stays with you just as long as either of the above, and deserves just as much care. It honestly means that many homeowners don’t want to sell their homes as early as they may like, just because they see all of the impediments and challenges ahead as so big and so annoying.

Here’s where the VIC Underpinners team comes in. We know foundations – that’s for sure. We know how to reinforce them, we know the role that they play in the bigger picture of your property, we know their lifetime and their value. But what you may or may not know – depending on how often you check the VIC Underpinners blog, is that that’s just one piece of the puzzle. There are no great homes without solid foundations. And today… we look at the bigger picture. You’ve put a ton of work into your home and now you’re ready to sell. How to do so fast? Read on for more information:

The first tip is tough but necessary – you need to figure out how to price your home. The trick, especially right now, is to price is slightly below market value. You won’t necessarily lose money on it, but you will make it a much more competitive asset. We’re not talking a big deduction, only 1 – 2 percent, but that can make all of the difference. You get bonus points if you keep tabs on comparable homes in the areas and the amenities that they offer. That just shows buyers that you know what you’re talking about.

The next step is all about making things pretty. Heard of staging? It’s incredibly important if you’re thinking about sending your home on to the next owners. There’s nothing worse for a new home owner than to walk into a blank space. It means that they have no inspiration or imagination for the way that their lives will look in the space. This tip doesn’t take much. In fact, you just need to think about a few key pieces and or a vision to ensure that those checking out the space know exactly what they can do with it. Lost for ideas? Pinterest is always the best way to go for a place to go!

One more for today, (but don’t worry, there are many more to come) – It’s time to bring out your inner photographer. You don’t need to have a ton of skills here, but it is important for you to market the space that you’re trying to get… on the market! Take some time walking around your space and remembering the the best pieces of it in your mind. Did you always feel like their was a best view to your outside? Did you always feel like there was one room that was completely under appreciated and you want to market it the best? This is your time to share and showcase. It doesn’t need to mean that you have to employ a professional photographer or that you need to go out and buy a really expensive camera. Rather, this is where your passion and love for the space should come out. Be honest and authentic, and that will show straight through right away.

Questions? Comments? We’re here! We’re all about ensuring that the foundation of your home is top-notch and once it is, you can be the biggest advocates for the place where you spend the most time. Let’s start the conversation via email, phone or in-person. We’re excited for your journey ahead.