Different issues prompt homeowners far and wide, including those in Ohio, to want to sell their homes as quickly as possible. The need to relocate soon, various financial issues, divorce issues, and costly repair/maintenance work are among the common reasons.
Just two years ago the average length of time homes spent on the market, nationwide, was 71 days, according to the National Association of Realtors. While the real estate market in Toledo, Ohio has been generally good in the past year, as seen by rising real estate prices, Trullia.com says the number of home sales in March, 2015 was 52.6% lower than during the same period in 2014. Given these conditions, a quick home sale through the usual channels may be difficult to achieve.
Fortunately, you can find other solutions for a quick and hassle-free transaction, regardless of your reason for wanting one in the first place. For everything to work, companies who declare, “We buy houses in Toledo,” are your best bets. To get a good deal, consider the following pointers.
Price It Right
The first sight of an ad which says “We buy houses in Ohio fast” shouldn’t be a signal to jump immediately into action without preparation. Part of the groundwork is pricing your home right. You can ask an expert, consult listings, and browse real estate websites to know what your home is likely worth. Haphazard pricing could either delay sales if you overprice, or result in avoidable losses if you price too low.
Enhance Curb Appeal
What a potential buyer may think as he drives up to your property for the first time is critical. Improving the home’s curb appeal may involve many things, like planting flowers, painting the front door, or replacing the mailbox—anything that improves its charm at first glance. Don’t have the time or the resources to fix things up? Firms like the Real Estate Cash Network LLC got you covered. They can purchase your home in its current condition, more quickly than a real estate agent can sell it to a homebuyer.
Make It a “Move-In Ready” Property
Exterior appearances are important, but interior functionalities are even more so. A “move-in ready” house is one with the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems; as well as doors, appliances, and other fixtures, in working order. To attract new owners, these should all be in top shape. If they’re not, and you cannot have them fixed quickly enough for fast sale, consider selling to real estate investors or bargain property wholesalers who can purchase your home even without the typical improvements.
(Source: 5 Tips To Sell A House Fast, Kiplinger.com, March 14, 2013)