“Help! I’m Trying Sell My Home Fast in Sacramento“
Are you in a hurry to move?
Whether you’re behind on the mortgage or your job is relocating you, trying to unload a property in Sacramento quickly can be stressful. We’re here to help!
Check out these five tips for selling a Sacramento home fast without losing your mind.
Tip #1 – Skip The Fix-Up
Repairs can hold up a home sale. In fact, renovations, repairs, and clean-up might just be the single most time-consuming aspect of getting a home on the market and off your hands. Real estate agents understand what their buyers are looking for, so they usually urge sellers to make renovations. Unfortunately, the larger the renovation, the longer the sale is delayed. If you’re in a hurry, consider making easy renovations only. You may have to sell for less, but you can list the property sooner.
Tip #2 – Forget Retail
When a home is sold on the market (usually listed by an agent), the prospective buyers are often called retail buyers. That means the buyers are looking to buy a home that they want to live in — not an investment property or a quick flip. Unfortunately, retail buyers are notoriously unpredictable and they buy on their own timeline: which may not be your timeline! A better option is to think about selling to a professional home-buying company.
Tip #3 – Gather Your Data
Do you know everything you need to know about your home? When the buyer requires information about the home (has it ever been issued a code violation to your knowledge, for instance), it’s best to have the details on hand. These details might also include information such as when the HVAC unit was installed or when the roof was last shingled, etc. Homeowners who anticipate these questions and have the answers at their fingertips can usually accelerate the buyer’s timeline and potentially sell their home faster.
Tip #4 – Bypass The Agent
An agent is motivated to sell your house and try to get the best price for it. While that outlook is important, it means an agent may not always have your preferred timeline in mind. Rather, the agent may choose to delay if they think they can get a higher price (and increase their commission). Bypassing an agent and selling directly to a buyer like California Family Homebuyers 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 not all homeowners who think they are ready to sell actually are. They WANT to sell but when it comes time to make a decision, they have difficulty moving forward. Think long and hard about whether you’re ready to pack up within the next few weeks. If you get in touch with a company like us, we can move very quickly. Sometimes we even close and put a check in your hands in about a week!