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How To Sell a House In a Bad Neighbourhood?

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If you’re looking to sell a property, there are some steps you can take to make it more attractive so it’ll sell faster.

But if the location is a problem, it can be tricky, as you can’t just move it to a more desirable area. Don’t worry, though!

Whether you own a property in a high-crime, socially deprived area where it might get targeted by vandals or it is located near a train line, next to an industrial area or on a busy, noisy road, there are things you can do. 

There are still things you can do.

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Steps to take in order to sell a house in a bad neighbourhood:

These are some of steps you can take to sell a house in a bad area:

1. Finding the right estate agent

The most obvious thing to do is seek the services of an estate agent.  However, if you need to sell quickly or the property is empty, then the alternative is to use a We Buy Any House company, which will buy your home regardless of the location or condition.

2. Enhancing your property's Kerb appeal

lt is a great way to make it stand out in a bad neighbourhood and add more value to it. You can also suggest to potential buyers to take the most scenic route to the house, even if it isn’t the fastest, to show them the nicer houses in the area.

How to sell a house in a bad location
You can also suggest to potential buyers to take the most scenic route to the house, even if it isn't the fastest, to show them the nicer houses in the area.

3. Honesty

Honesty is the best policy for selling a property in a bad location. Point out any issues but balance it out with the positive aspects of the property.

For example, point out any needed repairs but also mention the amazing view from the room. There are plenty of things that can add value and appeal to your home.

4. Hold Open Houses

If you’re looking to sell your home in a bad location and are worried about not being able to find any potential buyers, then holding an open house could be the way to go.

Make sure you advertise it well in advance, using all the major social media platforms and forums to ensure you get enough attention.

On the day of the open house, make sure your home looks as welcoming as possible. Open all the blinds and curtains, and make sure the house is clean and smells pleasant.

Studies have even shown that brewing coffee or baking bread or cakes can have a positive effect on potential buyers. Whatever tricks you can think of to make your property more inviting, use them!

5. If you have pets

It might be best to ask a friend to care for them during the open house or take them to the park. Pets can be a major turn-off to some buyers, either because they’re afraid of them or have allergies.

How To Sell a House In a Bad Neighbourhood
Check online to see how much similar properties in the area have sold to determine a good price for your home - not too expensive or cheap.

6. Offer Incentives

If you’re selling a home in a bad area, it can be difficult to convince potential buyers to pick your property. However, with the right incentives, you can make it work.

Paying their stamp duty on completion or giving them cash back on completion could be a good idea.

7. Lower the Price

If your house has been on the market for a while with little to no interest, it could be because the asking price is too high, especially if you’re trying to sell a house in a bad neighbourhood.

Check online to see how much similar properties in the area have sold to determine a good price for your home – not too expensive or cheap.  If your house isn’t selling, you can read more about what to do.

8. Sell to Cash buyer

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