“Help! I’m Trying To Figure Out How To Sell My House Fast In Boston“
5 Tips For Home Sellers
If you own a house in Boston or the Greater Boston area and want to sell it quickly, read this blog for 5 tips that will help you sell your house sooner!
Tip #1 – Skip The Fix-Up
One of the most time-consuming and potentially costly reasons that homes don’t get sold as quickly as the seller wants to sell is because of the renovations, repairs, and clean-up that needs to happen before the home can go on the market. Real estate agents usually urge sellers to make repairs and renovations prior to putting a home on the market in order to show a property in its best light. Further, repairs made ahead of time, don’t come up in a home inspection– thus helping to hold the deal together. Unfortunately, the more significant the repair or renovation, the longer it takes for the property to get on the market and ultimately sell.
Tip #2 – Forget Retail
When a home is sold “on the market”, usually listed by an agent, the prospective buyers are usually called “retail buyers,” meaning that the buyers are looking to buy a home that they want to live in. Unfortunately, retail buyers are notoriously unpredictable and they buy on their own timeline. For the year ending December 31, 2019, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) shows that on average a house is on the market in Boston for 43 days with actual sales varying from a day to over a year. This kind of wait may not be on your timeline! If you are looking to sell your Boston area home quickly, a better option might be selling to a professional home-buying company.
Tip #3 – Gather Your Data
One surprisingly time-consuming piece of the traditional, retail sales process is when the buyer requires information that the seller needs to find. This might include information such as when the HVAC unit was installed or when the roof was last shingled, etc. Homeowners who do not have the answers at their fingertips may potentially delay a retail sale. Sellers who don’t have all of the information pertaining to the repairs and maintenance on the home generally do not deter professional buying companies who are willing to take risks and make their own determination as to age and condition of the property.
Tip #4 – Bypass The Agent
An agent is motivated to sell your house and try to get the best price for it. While that is important, it means that they may not always have your preferred timeline in mind – since an agent may choose to delay if they think they can get a higher price. Bypassing an agent and selling directly to a buyer, such as a buyer like us at Mass Property Solutions will help you to sell your house faster. (We are home buyers and we have cash on hand to buy your house right now)
Tip #5 – Get Ready To Decide
It is our experience that homeowners who think they are ready to sell are not always truly ready. They WANT to sell but when it comes time to make a decision, they have difficulty moving forward. If you are really interested in selling fast, and you get in touch with a company like us, get ready because we can move very quickly and can even close and put a check in your hands in about a week! But don’t fret it you need a bit longer, we are willing to work with you on your timeline!