What Are the Necessary Steps to Follow to Sell Your Home Quickly?

Any Real Estate Professional will tell you that homes that sell within the first six weeks of being listed will usually go for their asking price. The longer your house sits on the market, the more pressure you may feel to lower the price. Plus, you'll probably feel the need to add some incentives to garner more attention for the property. The following are some steps to follow to get your home sold quickly!

Choose a Real Estate Professional

The best option to sell your home quickly would be to hire a real estate professional. They know the ins and outs of the business, and they have the knowledge and experience to help you throughout the process. They will also be able to offer you suggestions on the listing price, negotiating a firm sale, hook you up with the Multiple Listing Service and offer advice on how to show your home properly.

Listing Your Home at the Right Price

One of the most important factors in selling a home quickly would be to price it right. A comparative market analysis will be able to tell you what the homes in your area are listed at, what they sold for, and how many days it took for them to sell. A common mistake that most sellers make is pricing their home too high, and then they have to pull out additional incentives and reduce the price in order to bring in traffic and get the listing sold. The best bet is to listen to your real estate professional and begin at an average price in your area.

Prepare Your Home Before you Put it on the Market

There may be a number of home improvements you need to attend to before you put your home on the market. Before you list your property is the perfect time to add a coat of paint to dingy walls, repair a leaky faucet and trim the outside bushes. Staging a property is the key to selling a home faster. A buyer will want to purchase a home that has been well-maintained, and it is in move-in condition. If you have any questions on what types of improvements to make, check with your real estate professional.

Keep the House Spotless

In order to sell your home quickly, you won't want to miss an opportunity to show it. Be prepared to show your home at a moment's notice by keeping it immaculate at all times. If you have an unusual amount of junk and debris, get rid of it by throwing it out or renting a storage locker. This will help you to shed the clutter, and it will help make your rooms look larger and spacious. Go through the house and clean your windows, wipe down baseboards and ceiling fans. Have your carpets and rugs professionally cleaned to remove any foul odors trapped indoors. Now is the perfect time to clean your closets too. A buyer that is thinking of purchasing your home will go through bedroom, basement and utility closets to get an idea of the amount of storage space within the home.

Make Yourself Invisible

When the house is being shown to any prospective buyers, you will want to make yourself as invisible as possible. You've hired your real estate professional for a reason, and it is their job to aid in getting your home sold. However, there's nothing wrong with being available to answer any questions should they arise. Until then, it's best to give the buyers time to be alone with the property, so they can get a feel of it being their own.

Offer Incentives

If you have a buyer that loves the house, but they need an extra incentive to make the commitment, you may want to offer them an incentive. Instead of lowering the price, offer a decorating allowance, or to leave the appliances as part of the package.

Daniella Aitken

Daniella Aitken

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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