How to Sell an Undesirable Home
Every home has its own set of unique features but not every one will be easy to sell. When a house is less than desirable to home buyers, what can a seller do to create positive interest? Below are some tips on making the most with the house you are selling.
Find A Reputable Realtor
Selling a home on your own is difficult but selling a home with issues by yourself is that much more challenging. Taking the time to research and hire an experienced realtor is one of the best ways to help you sell a home.
The agent will help to recommend ways to improve your home or make it more sellable. They will be able to compare it to other homes in the area and be tuned into what the local market desires in a home. You cannot go wrong with hiring a realtor!
Focus On The Positives
If your house has some less than attractive features, instead of trying to mask them, play up the good things about the house instead.
Focusing more attention to the positives of the house is a great strategy. For example, a home may be located next to a cemetery but also have a large lot size perfect for entertaining.
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If the layout of the house is bad but it has a fantastic kitchen, show that off! No house will be perfect and no matter what poor features a home has, there will be a buyer for it. It is all in how you present it.
Some house designs or layouts can be strange and not functional at all. In some cases if you have the money and time to spend renovating, you can hire a contractor to re-design areas.
If renovating is not an option, try to stage each room. Part of staging is showing the purpose of a room. Make rooms feel spacious, comfortable and functional. If a house has tiny rooms, stage it by taking out bulky furniture, keeping simple decor to make it more appealing to buyers.
Declutter and Clean
Whether the house is desirable or undesirable, decluttering is very important. For the harder to sell homes it is imperative. You work with what you have and if your house is peppered in knick-knacks and toys, it is hard to show off the good parts the home does have. Take the time to declutter each room and don’t overlook properly preparing and organizing a child’s room to present to buyers.
Improve Curb Appeal
The outside of the home can be just as important as the inside to buyers. If your house is in a bad location or has a small lot size, make the outside shine with curb appeal!
Power wash the home exterior and repaint if necessary. Add fresh mulch and new flowers to the landscaping. Perhaps even adding a small patio if the space permits to add an entertaining element.
Money talks and sometimes if all other efforts to sell your home fail, reducing the price of the house may be the answer. This is where hiring a realtor comes in very handy. He or she will be able to compare the house to similar houses in the area that have sold and this will give a better idea as to what sort of a price will be more attractive to buyers.
This will be based on a number of factors including your home’s current state and how long it has been on the market.
Selling a home that is less than desirable to the majority of home buyers isn’t impossible, you just have to have the right knowledge of how to prepare, and make sure to have a Realtor on your side!
More Home Seller Advice from Real Estate Experts
- How to Sell the House Nobody Likes – Debbie Drummond
- How to Interview a Realtor – Bill Gassett
- Tips For Picking The Right Realtor To Help Sell Your Home – Paul Sian
- Stage like a Pro: 3 Ways to set your home up to sell – Lynn Pineda
- 5 Tips For Selling a Home in an Undesirable Location – Homeside
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