Whether you’ve got a job offer from a company based in another city or have to sell your house due to an emergency, selling it fast is always a good idea. Generally speaking, the longer the property stays on the market, the less valuable it gets and, therefore, the probability of a lower offer keeps going up.
If you are selling your house, you need to move fast. However, a simple search on the Internet will reveal people are struggling to do so. “How can I sell my house fast in Calgary during the economic?”, “Am I ready to sell my house?”, or even a generic “How to sell a house in Calgary?” are only two of tens of questions Calgary citizens ask on social media and local forums.
We’ve been in the industry for long enough to be able to give you a couple of good tips on the fastest way to sell a house – here they are!
Think About the Listing Price
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is listing the property for the highest price possible. Why not, right? At the end of the day, buyers will try negotiating it down anyways.
Well, it’s a little more tricky. While the general rule of negotiating the house price still applies, many people don’t have patience or energy to do so or simply don’t feel confident actually “lowballing” the price of the house. If you were to list the house for too high a price, you’ll likely miss on a huge number of offers. The worst case – your listing can go stale due to sitting on the market for way too long without any sensible bids, which means you may get a lower price in the end.
The best thing to do is to do your research before pricing the house – look at what other houses in the area are selling for and price your house accordingly (it’s a quick and easy way to avoid doing lengthy research, thanks to other property owners in the area). If you list your property to market value, you are more likely to get a ton of offers, with some of them close to or even higher than the price the house is listed for. This will surely help you to sell your Calgary home much quicker.
Use Modern Technology
These days, the Internet alone drives more than 44% of house sales, with more than 70% of prospective buyers starting the house hunt online. So next time you ask “How can I sell my house fast in Calgary,” keep the Internet in mind. Despite the fact that contacting an actual estate agent seems like the more “fruitful” idea, only 17% of Calgary home buyers start in that spot.
By the way, online doesn’t necessarily mean checking the listing while in the office. 81% of people in Canada actually choose their smartphone or tablet over any other device with Internet access. When listing your property for sale, note that the majority of people will be looking at it from their mobile devices.
Lastly, put in as much effort as possible in your house’s photos. While your smartphone’s camera is amazing, it’s always a good idea to hire someone who knows what they are doing. Professional photography of your house could potentially leave you with $1000s more than if you were to just snap a few pictures yourself. Remember, buyers should be impressed by the photos on the listing. Otherwise, why would they bother visiting it?
Don’t Underestimate Social Media
Today, social media is as inescapable as the rush hour traffic jams on Deerfoot. With billions of people using Facebook and Instagram, it’s hard to call social media anything but one of the strongest platforms for marketing. Due to the nature of the social media giants, they happen to be a perfect place for selling anything visual – from comic books and toys to cars and houses (yes, this includes selling your property too!).
Sharing your listing on Facebook where you have 200 friends may not seem like a big deal, but it really is. All it takes you is a click of a mouse and you are instantly able to reach hundreds of people – for free. If only one of your friends shares the listing, it’s exposed to hundreds more. Alternatively, one can find a Facebook page where people all around Calgary list houses that are currently for sale. Some of the local pages have over 10,000 followers. The best part – it’s completely free!
Don’t ever underestimate the power of social media giants. Remember, to sell your house, all you need is one person who is interested in the property!
Don’t Cut Corners
When selling your house fast, cutting corners isn’t an option. Instead, let a team of professionals deal with everything. Here, at Sell Any Property, we buy houses for cash in Calgary. If you don’t feel like spending months marketing your listing, showing your property, giving a cut of the final sale to the real estate agent, and so on, try our service (one of the simples real estate solutions out there)!
Our slogan is “Quick Cash, Easy Process, Guaranteed Sale.” If you want to sell your house as-is, without spending thousands of dollars and weeks if not months to get everything fixed or don’t want to deal with real estate agents and their often outrageous fees, send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at (403) 510-1000. All we need is a bit of information about your property (for validation purposes) – and we are good to go. The best part – walk away with cash in hand in a matter of a week![contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]