“Help! I’m Trying To Figure Out How To Sell My House Fast In Oahu“
5 Tips For Home Sellers
If you own a house in Oahu and want to sell it quickly, read this blog for 5 tips that will help you sell your house sooner and help you move on from a situation that may be pulling you down!
Tip #1 – Skip The Fix-Up
One of the most time-consuming reasons that homes don’t get sold as quickly as the seller would like to sell is because of the renovations, repairs, and clean-up that need to happen before the home can go on the market. Real estate agents understand what their buyers are looking for, so they usually urge sellers to make renovations. It’s mostly common knowledge that today’s buyers are looking for move-in ready homes. Unfortunately, the larger the renovation, the longer the sale is delayed because fewer buyers are interested in taking on renovation projects.
Tip #2 – Forget Retail
When a home is sold “on the market” (usually listed by a real estate agent on the MLS), the prospective buyers are usually called “retail buyers,” referring to buyers are looking to buy a home that they want to live in (as opposed to an investment property). Unfortunately, retail buyers are known for being 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 like us who isn’t subject to traditional banking red tape that slows down a transaction.
Tip #3 – Gather Your Data
One particular time-consuming piece of the sales process is when a buyer requests information that the seller needs to find. This might include information such as when the roof was last repaired or association documents (for townhouses or condos), etc. Homeowners who anticipate these questions and have the answers at their fingertips can usually accelerate the buyer’s timeline and potentially sell their homes more quickly.
Tip #4 – Bypass The Agent
A real estate agent is motivated to sell your house and try to get the best price for it, as they typically should. While that is indeed important, it means that they may not always have your preferred timeline in mind – since an agent may choose to delay if they think they can get a higher price (depends on the agent, of course; not a blanket statement). Bypassing an agent and selling directly to a buyer, such as a professional buyer like us at Oahu Home Buyers will generally 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 homeowners who think they are ready to sell are not always as ready as they state or even themselves believe. They WANT to sell, but when it comes time to make a true decision, they have difficulty moving forward (understandable in many situations). If you are really interested in selling your house in Hawaii quickly and you reach out to a company like us, get ready because we can move very quickly and can even close in and put a check in your hands in as little as a week in some cases!