You want to sell your Anderson house, and you want to get top dollar?
But “What do I need to do to sell my house in Anderson”?
Here are some steps to selling a house by owner if you’re looking for top dollar that the market will bear: *NOTE: These instructions are if you’re looking to get full retail value for your house sale. However, if you don’t want to do the things below… or don’t have the time or money to do the things below… you can still sell your Anderson house fast for a fair price in a win-win sale that will save you time and expense.
1) Do a deep cleaning.
It’s amazing what a difference it makes walking into a sparkling clean house or one that’s disheveled, dusty or plain filthy. When a buyer walks into a house, the first impression can either make them have a welcoming homey memory or one they rather not remember.
According to The New York Times “First on your list should be washing the windows, cleaning the floors, polishing the furniture and vacuuming the rugs throughout your home, Ms. Brokaw said, but the entry hall, kitchen, and bathroom deserve special attention.”
If cleaning is not your forte, then hiring a housekeeper before a showing is definitely money well spent and will help you sell your Anderson house faster.
2) Cultivate a cohesive, neutral style.
When a buyer walks into your house they should fantasize about living there. If they can create an emotional connection to living in your house, then their next step will be buying it. To achieve that emotional connection to your house, it should be uncluttered and a neutral color pallet; which can allow a buyer to mentally add a few colors to make it their own.
Paint color is very important, according to Home and Garden “picking the right paint is a topic that causes frustration for many. Paint is relatively simple to apply or change, but the wrong color inside or out can turn a buyer off from the entire house.” Check out their article to see the 10 paint colors they recommend painting your house to sell it fast and the philology behind it.
3) Fix or replace anything that’s broken.
A squeaky porch stair step or broken porch light entering the house are not things a buyer wants to hear before they even enter a house. Some repairs are small and annoying but others may be larger and more expensive. Like a leak in the roof or broken appliances in the kitchen, its best to hire a professional to come and do the necessary repairs in your house. Speak to a home inspector or a real estate agent to know where your money would be well spent in repairing things that will help you sell your house, and not turn potential buyers off.
It would be best to be prepared and have your house ready to sell, than to have the buyers hire a house inspector and to have the buyer request you to fix the long list of repairs.
4) Make only necessary improvements.
Its easy to get carried away and make expensive improvements to your house, but make sure the improvements you make add value and will help you sell your house. Don’t over do it and spend money where it isn’t beneficial.
So often a simple inexpensive improvement like landscaping is overlooked, but it can drastically improve a sale of a house. Replacing a few tired bushes, or adding some colorful plants. Sometimes doing a little goes a long way.
Change out light and plumbing fixtures, gold is outdated, replace them with bronze or silver. Consider partial renovations like updating the vanity in the bathroom. Replace or take down the window treatments, especially if they’re dated and covering a beautiful window or view.
5) Get expert opinions.
Speak to a few real estate agents, brokers, and appraisers. Be honest with them if you’re planning on selling your house without a real estate agent and explain that you want their professional advice.
6) Have a really great marketing plan.
Again, great brokers earn their value by doing this work and spreading the advertising expenses across many clients. It’s pretty expensive and time-consuming to start from scratch on your own, but if you’re already a marketing expert, you’re ahead of the pack.
If you’re not, spend the time listening to what the best brokers do to sell houses in Anderson SC – just to educate yourself on the options.
7) Get a cash offer.
We Buy Houses all over Anderson SC and the sounding areas. We do all the hard work so you don’t have to and pay you in cash for your house.
Don’t Want To Do The Things Above Yourself? But Still Want To Sell Your Anderson SC House Fast?
While everyone wants to get as much as they possibly can from their house sale… not everyone can do the things or wants to do the things required to sell it at full retail value to an end buyer.
Doing the repairs, cleaning the property up, upgrading the property, marketing the property… those all take money and can take lots of time.
If you have the funds to do these things... AND you can wait the 3-9 months it takes to sell houses in this market… then you’ll be better off financially to do those things then list it on the MLS (the main property listing service that real estate agents use).
If you don’t have the funds to do these things... AND can’t wait months to sell your house… then you may be a perfect fit for our local Anderson house buying service. You’ll submit basic info about your house over here on our website, we’ll evaluate your house, we’ll make you a fair all-cash offer on your house, and you can decide if it’s a fit for you.
Then we can close FAST, often times within 7 days, if you need us to.
Take a look at what we’ll pay you not to do anything versus the time, expense, and hassle involved with doing it on your own.
So if you’re still asking “what do I need to do to sell my house in Anderson SC“… now you have 2 solid options.
- Fix the property up and get it all nice and ready with the steps above to sell it at top dollar
- Let us do all of the work and we’ll make you a cash offer on your house in AS-IS condition. This saves you time, money, and gets the hassle off of your hands.
If you need to sell a property near Anderson, we can help you.
We buy properties like yours from people who need to sell fast.