Tips to Sell Your Home Fast
Set yourself up for a quick sale
Setting the right price and making an excellent first impression.
Here are some tips to help you sell your home quickly as possible.
Price it right from the start.
Sellers often think they should start the asking price high and then lower it later if the house fails to sell. Wrong, listed price should reflect current sales in the area.
Enhance your home’s curb appeal.
This could mean adding new sod, planting flowers, painting the front door or replacing the mailbox. Curb appeal is important, driving into the driveway and walking into the front door set the expectation.
Update the interior and exterior.
If it’s new fixtures, fresh paint or updated landscaping that will give your home a makeover, it’s got to look up to the current market conditions and what’s in style.
Clean clutter and remove offensive smells.
Remove knickknacks and excess furniture, religious items and political posters, so prospective buyers can envision their family in the house.
Stage the house to show how the rooms are supposed to be used.
If you have odd rooms with no obvious role, give them one. For example, an odd alcove off the kitchen could be staged as an office or pantry.
Make the property easy to show.
The more flexible you are about visits, the more people will be able to see your home. Also leave , when the house is shown so would-be buyers can feel free to move about without feeling like intruders and discuss the home’s pros and cons honestly.
Remove your pets
Hide dog bowls and cat litter boxes.A prospective buyer shouldn’t even know that a pet lives in the home if you can help it.
Make Sure your listing is on all the major online portals
The more exposure the better, in addition to the Multiple Listing Service check to see if your listing is also on Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.
Ensure the listing has good photos, and as many as possible.
Most homebuyers start their search online and decide which homes they want to see based on the photos.