Sell Your Home Fast with Our Top Tips
September 5, 2017
When you put your home on the market life can get stressful. Weeks or even months of showings require your house to be presentable at all times. Not to mention the hassle of evacuating at a moment’s notice. And, if you have pets or children, that stress is increased. But what many don’t realize is that buyers will be most interested in your home the first few weeks it’s on the market. If you need to sell your home fast, our top tips can help you get offers quickly that are close to (or even above) your asking price.
Get a storage unit.
Most people think the easiest way to declutter your home is to shove everything into the closets. But this is not a good idea. Anyone buyer who visits your home is going to check out the storage spaces, and disorganized, overstuffed closets only serve as evidence that your home is lacking. Instead, use a storage unit to keep the things you won’t need while your home is on the market. The general rule is to get rid of one-third of your stuff.
Rearrange your furniture.
Once all the clutter is out of the way, take a step back and look at the big picture. Does your home welcome buyers as soon as they walk through the door? Can they walk freely through your rooms without bumping into things? If not, you’ve got some work to do! Consider staging your home to give buyers insight on the potential of your home. (Link to staging blog)
Hire a Realtor.
While you do have to pay them a commission, a good Realtor can be instrumental when it comes to the knowing the market. Plus, they’ll do the heavy lifting when showing the house and negotiating offers.
Price it right from the start.
You need to bring in buyers right away; an inflated price will only scare them away. And, gradual price drops signal to potential buyers that more reductions are to come. Some experts recommend finding out what your home is worth, then taking 15 to 20 percent off the price. The theory is to be flooded by buyers with multiple bids, that will bid up the price over what it’s worth.
Facebook your home’s listing.
Facebook is the great connector of people these days. Say you have 200 friends and they each have 200 friends, imagine the power of that network in getting the word out about your house.
Hire a professional photographer.
The majority of house hunters start looking for a property online or in local home magazines. That means you need to have great images that highlight your home’s best features and selling points. Hiring an experienced real-estate photographer to take high-quality images, will inspire buyers to come to your open houses or request a tour. Just be sure you or your Realtor posts the photos online, using a free home buying site like Zillow.
Include a financial goody bag for the buyer.
There’s a broad range of enticements that you can offer buyers to help you stand apart from the rest and sell your home quickly. For example, you could offer to prepay taxes or closing costs. You can also pay for a year of landscaping, pool cleaning or maid service. Be creative and see what kind of incentives you think would entice a buyer.
If you plan to sell your home, you want to sell it fast. Our top tips in coordination with what makes sense for your particular market will give you a much better chance at selling quickly!
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