If you’re someone who’s in the business of buying and selling, or renting out houses and homes, there comes a point when you think to yourself, ‘Is this place ready to go on the market?’ Of course, as a first time seller or landlord, that’s going to be the biggest question on your mind! You don’t want to be putting some half rate, not even worth the tax kind of property onto the real estate ladder, and you want it to be snapped up as soon as possible! It’s a real worry, but it’s one you don’t have to hold for long.
So let’s try and help you answer it - with the points below, among a few others, you can help yourself decide whether your real estate dreams are ready to make you a profit.
The Outside Is As Good As The Inside
If you want to sell a house, you need to focus on the curb appeal, as well as the dream interior you’ve carefully crafted. First impressions always count, and if a house looks dreary and damaged from the outside, very few people are going to want to take a look on the inside. At the very least, make sure the exterior is clean, and the gardens are clear and recently weeded; you need to be able to entice people in with the image.
All The Repair Work Is Finished Up
Take a leaf out of a house flipper’s book here. Flipping houses is a real business, and for quite a few people, it’s quite a viable one. You buy the houses no one else wants, that are dirty and in disrepair. You spend a bit of money to fix the place up again, and turn it into a dream home someone on the market would be likely to want. And then you put it out there for all to see, netting yourself a nice profit in the process.
You got the house on the cheap, because of all the repair work that needed doing, and in order to actually secure that profit you want, you’re going to need to make sure you’re fixing things up to a full and safe extent. You can only think to sell once the wiring is in, and the walls are strong and stable, and the foundation beneath you isn’t about to subside away. This is all about your reputation, after all!
You’d Be Happy To Live There Yourself
Of course, if you’re about to put a place on the market that you yourself would not find very nice to live in, you might want to hold off for a while yet. If you can’t personally recommend the space, or there’s certain aspects that you would hate to have around you each and every day, you won’t be able to sell the property in the way you need to.
Is your house ready to be put on the market? Be responsible, and keep things like these in mind.