4 Tips for Selling an Old House in Virginia Beach

Older homes certainly have their charm and appeal, but there are some important factors to keep in mind if you are trying to sell an older house in Virginia Beach. Here they are:

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Staging

Since you home is older, it’s best to apply as many techniques as possible for staging your house when you are trying to sell it in Virginia Beach. First an foremost, if you still have a lot of furniture accumulated over the past 40-50 years, please stack it away into a storage unit, or at a family/friend’s house. Your house should be appealing to a younger crowd with more modern desires. They need to see themselves in your house. The less furniture, the better.

Also, make sure you take great photos of the interior/exterior with excellent lighting. In today’s world, many people use very advanced technology and even with just a cellphone, you can achieve pretty good results. Sometimes, 360-view of the house/rooms may be very helpful. Not to forget also that your curb appeal is also important. Lawn services are one of the cheapest things you can do, to increase the value of your home (unless of course you have 10-ft high bushes and not-great-looking old trees, which would be expensive to clean up). Moreover, a fresh coat of paint and a professional cleaning of the exterior of the house plus the roof/gutters can also help greatly. On the other hand, if you call a buyer at Coastal Edge Homebuyers you can skip all these hassle and sell your house as is, for a fair price, based on the current condition of the house. No need to clean up, or remove any furniture.

Price

You better believe it, setting the wrong price can be costly, in both time and/or money for you. If you are trying to sell a house in Virginia Beach and your price is set too high, guess what will happen – you will not sell your home for a long time. Then, once you start lowering the price, people will see the list price history and some will wait for the price to go down even further. We understand, you want the sell the home for a high price, but in essence, you will just price yourself “out of the market” no matter how hot you think the market is… At the other end of the spectrum, if your price is too low compared to other similar homes in the same condition, then people will think you are hiding something and there must be something wrong with your house. However, the pricing does not have to be a mystery. You can just call us at Coastal Edge Homebuyers and we’ll not only explain what the retail price of your home should be, but we’ll also contrast that with an investor offer in all-cash from us, without you having to pay agent commissions, so you can see if going through all the hassles to prep/stage a home is worth some extra money vs. selling immediately “as is” to an investor like us, without paying any hidden fees.

Making Repairs

If you want to sell your house for the highest price possible, you need to have an inspection done, as well as complete all the repairs necessary to make the home to feel almost as brand new. Buyers today want a move-in ready home in Virginia Beach, especially if you want top dollar for it. And the repairs will probably cost you more than you imagine. Most people don’t realize that things have changes and prices for a new kitchen are far higher from the time when your dad or husband did yours 10 years ago. You should get repair estimates for at least 3 different contractors and gather their background information before you sign to get work done with any of them. And, things will probably take a longer than you think to fix. We are just honest to make sure you don’t have inflated expectations. Or, if you call a buyer at Coastal Edge Homebuyers, and you’ll no longer have to worry about making any repairs. We’d buy the house “as is” and it doesn’t matter at all what condition it’s in. We’ll save you form the time, money, contractors, and other headaches you’ll face if you need to renovate the house yourself, including holding costs (mortgage, utilities, taxes, while you are waiting through the repairs).

Coastal Edge Homebuyers

Selling an old house in Virginia Beach is super easy and fast when you work with Coastal Edge Homebuyers. At Coastal Edge Homebuyers, our experienced buyers take the time to listen and discuss any and all problems you face with selling your old house and help you figure out the best solution based on your situation, with zero obligation. Contact Coastal Edge Homebuyers at (757) 414-7117 today!

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