3 Tips For Selling a House Quickly in Charleston in Today’s Buyer’s Market (Part I of III)

By shaye • May 30th, 2010

So just in case you have been living off the land in the middle of the Amazon these last couple of years, here in South Carolina it is definitely a buyer’s market and although this is great news for buyers, it is bad news for sellers. There is nothing worse than putting your house up for sale and watching it sit on the market with all the other bazillion pieces of real estate. This is a very common problem these days in this down real estate market. So, what should you do now? Should you give up your dreams of selling? Wait for the market to rebound? Well, here are a few tips to help you sell your house fast here in Charleston, Dorchester or Berkeley County.

The following tips may help you sell your house quickly, but we need to cover something first. If you have some type of defect with your house, it is going to have to be repaired to sell it to a retail (owner occupant) buyer. There is a difference between making small repairs that prevent a sale versus having a major problem like a cracked foundation or severe termite damage. These tips will only help if your home is in reasonably good shape when compared to those houses selling in your neighborhood. If you have major problems with your house, a buyer will not be able to get a loan and you will therefore be better off selling to a reputable cash buyer like Charleston Home Buyers, LLC that can buy your property quickly “as is” without any bank financing needed.

1. PRICE – Hands down, the number one thing involved in selling your house fast is the price. The price of your home should not be what you personally think it is worth or what that little voice inside your head tells you that you deserve since you “put all that money into improvements……like your new in ground pool”. Buyers simply don’t care about what you paid for your house a few years ago or that you put the best stain-resistant carpet you could buy throughout the house. If you’re asking how do I sell my house fast in this market, the bottom line is that you have to set a price that is very attractive to buyers. The best way to do this is to look for comparable houses in your neighborhood that sold fast. Note I said sold, not what they are currently listed for. Asking price is just that….an “asking” price. And all it means to you is that your price should be below theirs if you want a buyer to choose your home over theirs. Find out how much the homes sold for and compare your price to the prices the other houses sold for while taking into consideration their square footage vs. yours. If you are above those prices, you need to take a deep breath, bite the bullet and lower your price. When it comes to pricing your house for a fast sale, overpricing it in the beginning to just “test” the market will only bite you in the end when you have to chase the market prices downward, your house gets stale to the market and buyers wonder what’s wrong with it. Just follow the lead of others in your area and make sure your home is the best priced and if at all possible the nicest as well. Which leads us to tip number 2 (subscribe to our feed for tips 2 and 3 coming shortly).

Price is just one of the things you can do to try to get your house sold quickly. However, if you’re sick and tired of waiting for your house to sell, have a difficult situation or perhaps just don’t want to deal with the hassle of having to have your home in tip-top shape, and constantly clean in case of unexpected showings that never seem to happen, then selling your home to a professional home buyer like Charleston Home Buyers, LLC may be a great idea. There are many advantages to selling to a local real estate investor: There will only be one showing. They are cash buyers which means you won’t have any surprises the day of closing [after you have the moving truck packed] when your realtor calls to tell you the buyer’s financing fell through. You won’t have to clean or make any repairs. They buy real estate “as is” so you won’t have to worry about your buyer backing out because their home inspector says there are “problems” with the house. It also allows you to go shopping for a new home because you know that you have a solid buyer with very few contingencies ready to cash you out now or whenever is convenient. Another advantage is that they are very adept at handling many difficult situations such as: foreclosure, bankruptcy, divorce, probate and inherited property, vacant houses, tired landlords, short sales, multiple lien holders, lost job and behind on payments, needs repairs and updating, already moved and making two mortgage payments, listing is expired, no equity and you can’t afford to continue paying. These are common problems that can happen to anyone. Charleston Home Buyers specializes in finding creative win-win solutions to real estate problems that others won’t touch.

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