The first thing I did was put a listing on the internet and I was hoping for the best. I did get calls, but all of the people that got into touch with me were all annoyed with one thing or another so the process didn't really get me any results. I feel like a lot of selling a home is learning how to get people to like you and not the home. So, I ditched that idea because I really don't have the time to be working on convincing people to pay for my home.
I figured that one of those sell homes for cash places would give me a good deal, so I got into touch with one. They were great, because they had the ability to work with me so I could get a price that was very fair. I just had to do a few things here and there to clean up a little since the home was not really move in ready. You get less for a home that's in bad shape, so I took a little time to fix a few things and got more than I expected to get.
The things I did to update my home included me having an inspector tell me what was going on with my house. It was a bit of a shock when I found out there were a few plumbing issues and that the home was one step away from burning down due to bad wiring. I had a plumber and an electrician come out to do some work, and then the home was in a lot better of shape. There was more I did, but at least it would have been possible to move in without having to fix a lot of issues.
There's another thing that makes my home not very valuable to buyers. It's in a bad area, and that's a problem for a lot of people. Especially people with families, they would come by to check it out and wouldn't even come in sometimes. It's not that it's that bad of a place to live, but it is in a part of the city where things look a little old and run down. Anyways, that wasn't a problem when I worked with the buy home for cash company here in my area and that wasn't a big deal to them at all.
There are a ton of things I learned when trying to sell my house quickly. I'm glad I was able to work with a we buy homes company and get cash for it because I didn't like the prospect of wasting a lot of my time.