Selling your house at this time requires some creative thinking and flexibility.
We Buy Houses – Hurst TX: Competition between traditional homes for sale and those that are being sold as short sales or foreclosures is becoming harder to deal with. If your house is for sale because you want or need to sell it and it isn’t under short sale or foreclosure you may have a difficult time with pricing yours appropriately so it will sell.
The price must be attractive to those who would want to purchase the house and with the number of homes on the market to choose from you’ll have to offer a good bargain. Buyers need you to grab their attention. You’ll need to ask yourself some questions before setting a price for your house. Ask yourself why your house would be more attractive to a buyer than one that is in foreclosure or up for sale due to financial distress. One thing is sure. Your house will be typically in better shape than one that has had the owners scrambling for money to pay bills.
“If you can get your house within reasonable range of the distress sale houses in the area they buyers are sure to give your well maintained house a second look.”
It’s hard to pay for routine maintenance in a house when you can’t even manage to keep up with the light and water bills or groceries. So spruce your house up and make it the best kept home on the block. If you have some equity in the house, you can afford to haggle a little with the price. Hanging on to it because you insist on getting that high dollar price for it might just leave you in the lurch. You could be sitting on the house for quite some time without the flexibility of price. Buyers these days are definitely looking for bargains. If they can get a house almost as great as yours for $10k less than you are asking they might be more than willing to replace the carpet and repaint the interior just to get the better deal.
If you can get your house within reasonable range of the distress sale houses in the area they buyers are sure to give your well maintained house a second look, especially if they won’t have to replace a thing once they move in. Turnkey condition is worth quite a bit to some buyers. Selling your house at this time requires some creative thinking and flexibility. If you have some equity to play with work it to your advantage. If not, consider waiting until the market is better to sell your house if possible.
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