Real estate investing means that buying and selling for a profit. Before selling, it is best to make repairs and make a date on the calendar for times of viewing. A good selling plan will make it easier to sell the property. Do not fall into the web of looking for the top dollar sale as this is a ‘get-rich-quick’ attitude that has been the downfall of a lot of investors.
Establish a reason for selling. If the reason is because of an emergency and there is an immediate need to sell and liquidate ASAP, then get ready for a disappointment. Nothing like that really happens in reality and if they do, then it is rare or the most, infrequent. Be ready to wait the haul of a buyer to get interested.
Think of who can sell the property for you. It is best to think of a competent and reliable real estate agency that is known to get the job done properly and efficiently. There should be ample advice on how to make the property more attractive to the buyers and they could make detailed schedules for viewing. When the sale is done, make sure to be ready to pay the commission of the agent.
Repairs that need to be done must be done and they cost of repairs can be part of the selling price. However, if the expenses would be too much, the chances of gaining back the expense would be low so being ready to sell lower.
Talk to someone who can stage the property for a good sale. There are professional stagers who can make a house look tempting to buyers by simply redoing the furniture setup or setting up for rent furniture that will look good in the house. Make sure that the agent and the stagers are paid once the sale is finished.
Do not forget to take tabs on the selling price of the agents who may just overprice the property. An overpriced property can take a long time to sell, and if a small profit is okay, then do it.
One last thing to consider, make sure that the sale is working well before buying another property in the area where you are going to move to. If the purchase depends on the sale of the previous property and there are delays, there may be trouble if you seal the deal and are unable to pay.