Looking To Sell Your House At The Highest Price Possible? What to Do

When selling your house, you need to do a little marketing just like you would with any other kind of sale. You can of course use the help of a real estate agent to do the work for you, but it is important that you put in some effort as well. If you choose to work with an agent, then make sure that you only choose those inclined to bring you the best prices however small the house maybe, the style or the condition. Avoid those who only make marketing efforts for luxury homes, leaving the smaller properties to sell themselves.

With potential buyers scattered all over, you just need to make a plan that will keep the phone ringing, bringing in views and finally closing deals. Here are a few things you can do to sell your house fast and at the highest price possible.

Touch up the house

A new splash of paint can greatly add value to your house and so are other minor repairs that need to be taken care of. Usually doing smaller touch ups gets you better value than having to deduct such costs from the price. Try to add value to your house every way possible and buyers won’t mind buying the house for the price tagged.

Take good exterior photos

Listing your house without high quality photos might not fetch you much results. Remember that buyers trust more in what they can see and hence upload the right photos to accompany the advert. To make a difference, photograph the front part of the house ensuring that you remove vehicles on the driveway and shoot angles photos that are up close. Vegetation blocking your front door should also be cleared and sidewalks cropped out. When taking the photos, avoid times when there is shade. The better the photos the more the attention they will capture on your behalf.

Be as good with interior photos

The exterior photos will welcome potential buyers into your home and they will be expecting to see whether the interior is as good as the exterior. Accompany your listing with good photos of the interior as well therefore. Take pictures of every room in the house, ensuring the lights are turned on, drapes and blinds open and focus being on the most interesting details in individual rooms like wooden floors or even lighting. Keep toilet lids on and get rid of trash cans to have appealing photos even in the bathroom and kitchens.

Have proper signage

Whatever marketing channel you choose to use, ensure that you offer the buyers enough contact information. The worst thing you can do is make it hard for the buyers to reach you or your agent so be careful with signage and work by the rules and regulations if any are there especially with the relevant homeowners association. Apart from the signage on the property, give clear details with your printed ads or direct mails too.

Tiny House Cost Vs Traditional House Cost

There are lots of benefits from buying and living in a tiny house. The most obvious is the cost of the home itself.

I have written this article for you to see the difference in price between traditional homes and tiny homes. This only covers the issue of the price of the home itself. It doesn’t get into other factors such as purchasing land for the tiny home to sit on. I have purposefully excluded the issue of land since many tiny home owners select to park their homes in a friend’s back yard, lease the land, travel, or some similar arrangement. For small homes that are fixed and must have land purchased with them, you would need to take the price of land into consideration. Even so, the savings from purchasing a small home are still very substantial. This is just basic information to prove a basic point.

According to CBS News, the average cost of a home in the United States is $156,100. The below numbers show the average price of a home, the interest paid and the total of both the home cost and the interest paid. The numbers also shows the same for a tiny dwelling. Although I don’t have statistics on the average price of a tiny house, based on my observation I would say the median price is somewhere around $25,000. Some cost less and some that come with all of the bells and whistles cost more.

The numbers also shows the interest paid on a 30 year note for a traditional house, and a 15 year note for a tiny house at 4.5% interest.

How much can be saved by purchasing a tiny home?

Cost of the house

Traditional house = $156,100

Tiny house = $25,00

Interest Paid

Traditional house (30 year loan) = $128,636.87

Tiny house (15 year loan) = $9,424.70

Total Paid (cost + interest)

Traditional house = $284.736.87

Tiny House = $34,424.70

This means that the cost of a tiny home only represents approximately 12% of the cost of an average traditional home.

A typical American family’s rent or mortgage payment represents roughly 30% of their total income. This is before they put a piece of bread on the table or pay their utilities. If a potential home buyer bought a tiny home and gave up the extra square footage of a traditional home, they could quickly pay off their home and could focus their financial efforts elsewhere, such as retirement, vacations, changing careers, more time with their family, and so on