There could be a multitude of reasons why you may need to make a quick sale on your home. Some of those reasons could be financial. Or it could be due to other circumstances such as a new job in a different city or town. Whatever your reasons might be, it can be tricky sometimes to sell your home so you can move on to the next chapter of your life. But there are at least 8 ways to sell your home quickly that can help.
1 Price it Right
Any good realtor will tell you the first 30 days a new home listing hits the market is the best time to make a sale. Before you list your home, do a little homework to find out what other homes of like size and condition are selling for in your area so you know your selling price is competitive. That can help you capture the attention of prospective buyers within those first critical 30 days.
2 Create Curb Appeal
We all know that first impressions are important. That is true not only when you are meeting someone for the first time, but also when a potential buyer first pulls up to the curb of your home for a viewing. If you aren’t sure what impression your home will make, look at it from the buyer’s perspective by driving around the block and then pulling up as if for the first time. What do you notice immediately? Are there garden hoses or bicycles strung about? Pick them up. Do the bushes need to be trimmed or is the grass in need of mowing? Doing these little tasks can create curb appeal and help you sell your home faster.
3 Depersonalize it
Removing personal belongings helps buyers to imagine themselves living in your home as they move from room to room. Store photos and other items that have meaning to you and keep décor generic.
4 Keep it Clean
Nothing says “Ewww” like a dirty, un-kept home. Why would someone want to buy your home if it isn’t clean and well cared for? If you aren’t keeping up on cleaning and picking up the home, maybe the maintenance hasn’t been kept up either. So, pick up and clean up to help you make a faster sale.
5 Take Good Pictures
If your realtor is the one taking the pictures but they aren’t talented with a camera, consider hiring a professional photographer. The extra money you pay for this service could help you make a faster and more profitable sale of your home.
6 Make Repairs
Although it can be done, it is more difficult to sell your home fast if your home is in need of repairs. So, fix the leaky faucets and replace the cracked windows and torn screens. Making these small repairs can make a big difference in selling your home quickly.
7 Be Flexible
The more flexible you can be when it comes to showing your home, the more likely you will be to sell it fast. Potential buyers can be turned off and may cross a home off their list if they can’t get in to see your home when it is convenient for them.
8 Remove Pets
If you are a pet owner, remove not only the pets themselves, but all signs of owning a pet such as bowls, kennels, and of course pet hair. Pets mean possible urine and vomit stains in carpets as well as smelly rooms. Making a quick sale might be far easier if you board them for a while.
No matter what circumstances led to your need to sell, these 8 ways to sell your home quickly can help when you need to get out of your current residence so you can move on to the next phase of your life.
Can you think of other ways to sell your home quickly?
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