6 ways to make your house appealing to buyers in New Jersey

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People want to sell their houses for a plethora of reasons, but there is one desire that every seller shares: to sell your house fast and easy. By following the steps below, you are on a one-way track to sell your house for cash! 

1. Choose a proper price 

It’s vital to have a solid understanding of your local property market. If houses near you are listed at a lower price, buyers will overlook your house for better deals. But how do you determine the right price?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. In fact, in order to determine the proper listing price for your house, you need to consider a few things. What kind of market are you in? What prices are local houses selling for right now? How much are you able to afford on your next house?

To find this data, consider viewing some sales data. This can give you a neutral perspective and can help you determine how you should price your house. At the end of the day, if you set your price too high, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. You may, however, be doing a huge favor to the seller across the street! 

2. Don’t be afraid to cut your price

While the memories you may have of your house are priceless, your property may not be. To sell fast, it is important to be realistic and keep prices lower than you may initially predict. This can prevent your house from being on the market for too long, which can be devastating for any property––no matter how valuable.

The longer your house remains on the market, the more doubt and uncertainty it arouses. Rather than let this happen, lower your price enough so that your house gains attention from buyers. This may sound like a painful concession, but it is far less painful than watching your “For Sale” sign gather dust. 

3. Be accommodating

When it comes to selling your house, your property is not the only important factor. The way you treat buyers is crucial too! Try to be as flexible as you can be: the more willing you are to meet a buyer’s needs, the more he or she will be enticed to buy your house. 

You should also be sure to remove any cherished furniture or objects from your house before you open it for viewing. Sometimes buyers will ask to keep items that are on display in a house. If you refuse, they may take their business elsewhere. This is especially true if they have multiple options. 

We know that it is easy to forget that you have competition when you are focused on your own house, but you won’t be a buyer’s first choice unless you work for it. If you are cooperative, accommodating, and friendly, you’ll be more likely to succeed.  

4. Dress it up

It’s hard to tell how your house looks to an outsider, especially when you’ve grown accustomed to your property over the years. Staging your house can help put your house’s best foot forward. After all, first impressions are everything! 

You may even want to consider hiring a professional to stage your house. A house stager may swap out the furniture, paint the walls, add accent decorations, or other design tactics. They will organize decorations tastefully, turning your house into a photo-ready display. According to statistics, houses that are staged sell for more AND sell more quickly.

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When you sell your house to Templar Real Estate Enterprises, there is no need to hold an open house!

5. Make it an experience

If you really want to step up your game, your house should appeal to multiple senses when buyers visit. To begin, always make your property visually appealing (of course). Make sure that your house is spotless. Get rid of any clutter, dust cabinets and corners, and scrub windows until they shine. 

Next, fill your house with enjoyable sounds. Think about playing some peaceful music on low volume. You want to create an ambiance that is pleasant and relaxing. That means shutting off your television and holding off on running your noisy washing machine. 

The scent of your house is important too. Make sure that there are no unpleasant smells lingering in your house. Buyers will be put off by the scent of smoke, old food, or stinky socks!

Go the extra mile. Put out some aromatic diffusers, spray air freshener, or use some candles. 

Last but not least, everyone enjoys a good snack. Set out some food and beverages, preferably foods that do not require silverware. Small bites that won’t make a mess and that will prompt buyers to stay for just a while longer while they indulge are always a pleasant touch.

Anything from cookies to cheese cubes to berries will do. Coffee is always a hit too!

6. Spruce up the outside

Unfortunately, many buyers will first judge your house from the way it looks from the street and on the web. If they don’t like what they see, they may never even venture inside.

Try to see your house from a buyer’s point of view. Would you be impressed? If your answer is no, you’ve got some work to do. 

Make some touch-ups in your yard. Pick up stray sticks, pull weeds, and tidy shrubbery. Spruce up your lot by planting some eye-catching flowers or by decorating your porch with them. Make your property catch the eye of the person walking down the street.

Take the easy route

Applying these tips to your house selling journey will surely help you sell your house quickly, but nothing is certain. Selling property and the overall real estate transaction can be a long, tricky, and tiring process––especially if you’re working with a real estate agent. It’s difficult to predict how much your house will sell for and when it will actually sell.

If you’ve read these tips and feel that all this work and uncertainty seems unappealing, don’t panic. There is a simple, fast, and reliable solution:

Sell Your Property to Templar Real Estate Enterprises

Templar Real Estate is a New Jersey-based real estate investment company that prides ourselves on our strong sense of ethics and commitment to our morals. We will always give you the best and most fair offer that we can.

Once you contact us, we will give you a cash offer on your house within 24 hours AND you can save yourself the pressure and anxiety of repairs, staging, and constant wondering!

Rather than compromising your plans for potential buyers, allow us to be accommodating to you. When we buy your house, we take responsibility for any items or damage you leave behind. What’s more, we close on a date of your choosing and closing costs are minimal to none!

To contact us for further information, call us at 973-240-8593 or visit our website to sell your house fast!

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