Being a dad means a life of responsibilities. No matter how old your kids get and how independent they are you will always be a role model that they look up to. Making sure you never lose your sense of responsibility is crucial. You need to work hard and smart on everything to maintain that.
Life can be very surprising at times no matter how stable you try to keep it. If someday you get offered a job in a different city that would pay you well and would be excellent for your family’s future, you would definitely want to move there immediately. But in doing so you will be introduced to one of the challenges you will face – Selling your house. This challenge may come from a lot of factors and just because you got a new job.
Whatever the case may be, it will be up to you to ensure that you get a good deal on your house so that you have enough to buy another one in the new city. Shifting everything costs quite a lot too so having a little bit of extra cash on hand will always be a blessing.
Now you may think that you can simply contact a property dealer who can do it all for you but that is not a responsible step. You need to be aware of everything and make sure you oversee a few actions that will help you and the broker to get a good deal. So, let’s get you revised on the topic and walk you through some crucial steps.
Market study of local real estate matters
Working hard doesn’t mean that you do everything yourself. You need to work smart and get the right kind of real estate agents to work with while selling your house. In order to pick out the best agent for yourself, you need to know a thing or two about local real estate matters. The local customs, marketing trends, regulations, laws, pricing, taxes, and everything else should be known to you. If not in-depth knowledge, you do need to have some basic knowledge.
Once you study these factors you will be able to pick out a fairly decent agent for yourself and you will have taken the first step to sell your house.
Judging the book by its cover
It is said that you should not judge people by their looks, but this saying does not hold true for houses. The curb appeal of a house matters and thus, it greatly decides its value in the market.
The better your house looks from the outside the more it will be valued. The façade of the property is mostly what is used as a thumbnail in most advertisements that will be made of the house on sale. An appealing house will also get you more interested clients and that will enable you to actually choose from different buyers.
Extra points for greenery
lush green lawns with beautiful landscaping and healthy plants are a huge attraction in any house. The green area always adds more added value to the property. Make sure you keep your grass watered and your plants healthy. If your garden is too big to be managed all by yourself then it’s a good idea to keep a Gardner.
Even if you aren’t thinking of selling, it will still be totally worth it to have a gardener by your side.
Revamp the interiors
The interiors of the property obviously play a significant role while deciding the total value of the house. Getting a grasp on the value of the interiors can sometimes be tricky. The interiors might be old sometimes, but the design and the quality of work may surpass many kinds of new interiors. The woodwork around the house, the floor plan, the quality of the tiles, the ventilation, natural lighting, and so on need to be considered while considering the age of everything.
A client will always show a lot of interest in the kitchen and washrooms, so you have to make sure that they are up to a certain standard. Get repairs while necessary and get the house painted before it goes up for sale.
Marketing and footage
While the marketing and the footage of the house is mostly the responsibility of your real estate agent, it is your responsibility to see that it is being done using the best means available. Since you would have spent a considerable amount of money to make sure that your house looks appealing from the outside, make sure that they hire a drone photographer along with a regular photographer. Also, there are many real estate websites that the agents can use. Do some market research and make sure they list your property on the trusted ones. It will simply help your cause to be sure that your agent’s marketing game is on point.
Set the price
The price that you seek for your property may not always be the same as what your agent suggests. It may be higher, or it may be lower than what you have in mind. Either way, you should have asked around enough to have a basic idea of what your property would be worth. In the end, you should find some middle ground with your agent and trust him to see this through.
Oversee the entire deal
Since this article is all about taking on the responsibility of selling your house, you need to make sure that you are overseeing all the major decisions and deals concerning the sale of the property. The paperwork, registrations, the actual deal, and all the other activities should be done with you in the loop. Never leave everything for the agent and try to show your presence wherever possible.
Selling a house is never an easy task for anyone. Being the dad, you will mostly have to take the leading role in the entire process. You can have a clean and profitable deal by following these aforementioned steps.