Beautify Your Property
Even the best kept properties show signs of wear and tear. First impressions matter, so spruce up your property from the outside in to reach out to maximum “We buy houses in Virginia” companies. Without much time or money to decorate your home in preparation to sell it, you can do an awful lot to make it more sell able, such as mow the lawn and dig up weeds, paint the house if not done in past few years, tidy up and de-clutter; make sure any features that first attracted you to the property are visible, de-personalize the space to encourage viewers to see themselves in the property, make sure each room clearly shows its purpose, hang up mirrors, especially in small, cramped areas like hallways to add light and the illusion of space.
Before you get a “We buy houses in Virginia” agent through the door, check sold house prices with online agents.Compare your property online to those of a similar size and space pretty accurately which shows the original house adverts including photos at the point of sale.If you find a similar home nearby, but the photographs show it is not in as good condition as yours, you will know you can price yours higher. Likewise, if the ad you see shows it is in a much better state, price yours lower. Be realistic and honest with yourself and don’t let stubborn pride about the state of your property cloud your judgement and lead to over-pricing. Having a clear idea of sales in the recent past helps you value your home accurately. Looking at those currently on sale helps you value your home competitively. A lot can change in a couple of years, so you should only be comparing your property to those that have sold within the last 12 months although also bear in mind the ups and downs of the housing market.
Once you’ve done your own research, have atleast three “We buy houses in Virginia” agents to value your home. But never reveal to them the values other agents have given you as it could skew their answer. And don’t worry if you don’t want to use an estate agent for the actual sell – while asking for a valuation, you are not committed to using any of them.To get the most balanced view, it could be worth asking different types of agents for valuations- a big high street chain, a small local one and an online one.Get the estate agents to bring paperwork on sold prices in the surrounding area – it will show they have done their research and know the area well. It is perfectly normal for valuations to be very diverse.