If you’ve looked at the news at all in the last couple of years, you know that a strong seller’s market has taken over the Dallas real estate market and others in many other parts of the country. For anyone interested in selling their house, it’s the perfect time to make their move.
But how can you–the lucky seller–really milk everything you can from a DFW seller’s market? The answers lie in the list below. These tips will help you get the most you possibly can for your house.
1. Aim for Multiple Offers
Go into this process with the goal of getting more than one offer on your house. By seeing this as your final aim and taking the following actions, you will set yourself up to get the very best price and sale conditions as well as the luxury of comparing offers and picking the best one for you.
2. Prep the House
This doesn’t mean you have to hire a decorator to make your house into a model home, but it does mean at least a complete cleaning inside and outside, putting away your personal items, and decluttering. Presenting your property in its best light will make you house sell faster and increase buyer desire in any kind of market.
3. Limit Showings
Create an illusion of exclusivity (and make life a little easier for yourself) by only allowing showings on certain days and times. People want what they feel they can’t have, and when prospective buyers run into each other during the few times available for showings, they’ll be reminded of the competition they’re facing.
4. Make Quick Fixes
While many buyers in a tight market will overlook small blemishes, fixing any small details will make your house more appealing than other homes buyers are looking at that still have minor defects. Taking the time to paint, fix a cracked front walk, or trim the trees will also make the property bring in higher bids.
5. Make Counteroffers
One of the most advantageous aspects of a seller’s market is the opportunity to make counteroffers. This simply isn’t a possibility in a buyer’s market, but because the demand is exceeding supply in this case, you’re in a position to ask for a higher bid or refuse to pay for closing costs or the inspection.
These strategies will get you the most money back from your investment in a home during a seller’s market. Strike while the iron is hot and in addition to getting multiple offers and bids higher than your asking price, you’ll find that your house comes off the market in a matter of days or weeks instead of months or even years.
But if you don’t have time to spend on fixing up your house, finding a realtor, and evaluating offers, Local Cash Buyers can make you a written cash offer within 24 hours and close on the property within 7 to 10 days. Skip the hassle of the traditional sales process and call us at 469-250-0018 or contact us online to sell your Dallas house fast today!