Ten Ways to Sell Your Home Fast
10. Make it easy to see
This does not mean putting up flood lights and billboards in the yard. This means being available to buyers. Work around their schedules. It is a buyer's market, act like it. If you can only show your house at 6:45 am on Wednesdays, it will always be value a house. No individual will ever buy it.
9. Know the market
These are some best time to sell a house. A flooded market will drive down your price and make it hard to even draw interest in the sale. If several homes are for sale on your street, now may not be the time to cash out. Of course, if you have no choice, then you must make your house stand out. Discover what your house offers the others can not. You will not be able to sell outside of the market price the other homes have already set. Be familiar with where you stand in comparison.
8. Get help
One easy source of help is from individuals who will directly benefit from lending assistance. Your neighbors are a gold mine for free help. One thing all buyers are concerned about are the folks next door. When someone moves in, the neighbors are concerned about what type of people just joined the community. No one brings cookies to the family who just moved in out of kindness. It is out of curiosity. It is a fact finding mission. Your neighbors want to feel good about the new folks moving in. Let them know you are selling. Encourage them to actively solicit friends to look at your house. Let them have some control over who may be the next new neighbor.
7. Make it a party
Every time a realtor has a showing on television they are baking cookies or serving appetizers. There is a reason for this. People love a party. Folks feel good when they are festive. If your house feels like a fun time, it is more likely to be sold than if it feels like a morgue.
6. Cut the clutter
This means your home should not only be clean, but neat and orderly. A shoe collection in the closet may be practical, but to a potential buyer, it is just a mess. Your work spread across the coffee kitchen table, magazines on the couch and the stuffed animals you have collected since childhood are holding back your sale.
5. Get rid of yourself
Those quirky stained glass windows on the walls are so you! Unfortunately, no one wants to buy your house. They want to buy a house of their own. While your style may be hip and impeccable, it is still your style. Not everyone shares it, and most want to make a home their own. Show them a blank canvas they can fill themselves.
4. Paint, paint, paint
Fresh paint can do many things for your home. Paint gives your home a fresh, clean look that scrubbing alone can not accomplish. Paint also covers odors and replaces them with the aroma of newness. Paint is not only for the inside. Take time to touch up those shutters, refresh the doors and brighten window frames.
3. Check the websites
The internet is flooded with websites that feature real estate prices. What do they say your home is worth? You may be priced well above (or below) what the world wide web tells perspective buyers they should be paying for your home.
2. Give the buyer something
This can mean many different things. You may offer to pay some or all of the closing costs. Maybe your prized big screen television will literally sell someone on your den. Even appliances and furniture are on the table when it comes to sweetening the deal.
1. All of these tips come down to work
There is a way to avoid the hassle. The #1, fastest, easiest, surest way to sell your home? Sell to a professional home buyer. There are companies on every park bench, bus side, billboard and trading journal offering to buy your home "today". Today may be a bit of a stretch, but you are guaranteed to get an offer and get it quick. Home buyers already know the market, they see the potential, they understand what the home looks like with new touches and no clutter. They also work around your schedule. If you want to sell and sell fast (while keeping your prized big screen), call a home buyer.