Ready to sell your house in Edmonton? It’s important that you get it right as there will be plenty of other people looking to sell after the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The team at Sunrise Home Buyers expects a flurry of activity post-restrictions as early as mid-to-late May and into June. So before you spend money completing any renovations or repairs, taking the time to clean it, or even signing a listing agreement binding you to a real estate agent for an extended period of time, you may want to consider some other options. Be an informed seller! Why not consider how selling your house directly, as-is, to a professional buyer will benefit you?
There are many reasons why a home owner would want to sell a house in Edmonton as-is. Maybe they are trying to stop foreclosure due to missed rent payments. Or perhaps they are getting a divorce, have inherited a property, or they don’t have the time or skill to complete the necessary renovations to sell the house on the Edmonton area MLS. Selling as-is certainly makes things easier but may not net you the price you are after. That is something you will have to decide. But armed with our tips below, you will be able to sell your house as-is, so you can quickly and easily move on with your life.
Showcase The Potential
When selling your house as-is in Edmonton, it’s important to show your potential buyers what could be. With a little love and some elbow grease, the property could become the house that would be just what prospective buyers are looking for and it is up to you to let them know. You can even use a simulation program to design, repair, and furnish the space, giving your buyers an idea of what could be after they put in a little work. If your house requires a lot of repairs, renovations, and upgrades, you will have a lot of potential buyers either take one look and walk away OR not even bother to consider your house. But don’t give up! It is possible to sell your house as-is in Edmonton. While the MLS may not always be the right place for the house, there is a direct buyer out there who is ready to purchase your house as-is in Edmonton!
Focus on The Positive
When trying to find a buyer for your house in Edmonton, and you want to sell as-is, you’ll want to highlight all of the great things the property has to offer. Maybe it is in a great location, close to transportation hubs or shopping malls. Perhaps your garage is a mechanics dream. Or maybe the schools in your neighborhood are some of the best around. If your house isn’t the most aesthetically appealing on the block, make sure to bring your buyer’s attention to what makes your property so great. Highlight the positives. Be sure to draw attention to all of the great things about the home so that is what they remember instead of the things that are wrong with it. By highlighting the positive, your buyers will have less time to dwell on the negative aspects of your home. That said, make sure any material property defects are properly disclosed so you don’t have to worry about misleading any potential buyers.
Lower Your Asking Price
There’s no getting around it. Unfortunately, when homeowners choose to list their homes in Edmonton, in order to sell it fast, they will likely need to lower their prices. As I mentioned earlier, if you’re hoping to sell your home in [market] in the spring of 2020, there is likely to be a flood of inventory once the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted and people feel more comfortable having potential buyers come through their homes. I anticipate a lot of competition to sell a home and in order to really get a buyer’s attention, you’ll want to price your house to sell fast.
If you have had the house on the market for a long time as it was listed prior to the pandemic, this may be the best way to say goodbye to your listed house once and for all. Keep in mind that a low price, plus agent costs, commissions, repair costs, and marketing costs may not be the solution you’re after. You may want to sell your house directly to someone who can close quickly and to avoid having to also spend money on the sale itself. Keep in mind that a direct sale will help you sell your house as-is and walk away.
Offer A Credit
If the house you want to sell in Edmonton requires extensive repairs, it may make sense to offer your buyers a “credit” they can use to make repairs or fix up the property as they see fit. Many buyers actually prefer this concept as they will be free to make the improvements to the property according to their personal styles and preferences and when it suits their budget. No question, this will take away from what you ultimately receive at the closing table, but it can be a great way to attract more buyers to the property.
Find A Direct Buyer
However, the fastest and easiest way to sell your house in Edmonton is to sell your house to a direct buyer who is ready to purchase the property as-is. So whether you need foreclosure help in Edmonton, or feel overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to ready your house for sale, Sunrise Home Buyers can help.
Working with an agent can cost a lot of money in commission, nevermind the required repairs and touch ups. And the time it takes to complete those repairs will keep your house off the market. But when you work with a company like Sunrise Home Buyers, the process is quick and easy. We’ll let you know what we can offer without having to worry about a low-ball offer, red-tape, or any type of obligation. And we will work WITH you, to sell your house according to your timeline and needs. Take that first step, call us and we can discuss your options if you need to sell your Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park or St Albert home fast.