Are you hoping to list your home and sell it fairly quickly? Although you may think the only way to draw buyers in and make a fast deal is lowering the price, but that is definitely not the case. If you want to sell your home fast without compromising on the price, follow these tips:
Work with the best real estate agent.
Sellers who are in a hurry to sell absolutely need to work with a real estate agent, and it shouldn’t be the first agent they flip to in the phonebook or come across on the Internet. Even if you’re in a hurry, spend a little bit of time talking to different agents and determining who is the best fit for what you need. Ask each agent you speak to about their history with buying or selling homes in your neighborhood. How many have they sold in the area? How long did it take them to sell each of these homes? What marketing tactics did they use to get the listing out to the public quickly? Go over each of these questions with agents you speak to in order to find the perfect match.
Don’t go crazy with renovations.
When you’re trying to sell quickly, you don’t have much time to commit to upgrading your entire home, so you should focus on making smaller changes that will make a big impact. Buy fresh towels and display them in the bathroom to give the appearance of an updated bathroom. Switch out the hardware in the kitchen and bathroom to add extra shine and make it look like you’ve done a lot of work throughout the home. These are very inexpensive changes that will have a big impact on how buyers view your home.
Wait for the right time.
It’s a known fact that real estate markets heat up as the temperatures do in the spring and summer, and then cool down again during the fall and winter. If you don’t want to wait until these seasons come, talk to your agent about whether the area you live in is any different. It’s possible that the market could experience a few periods of time during the off season where buyers begin to hit the market again.
Get rid of personal belongings.
Buyers want to visualize themselves living in a home, they don’t want to feel like they’re standing awkwardly in someone else’s living space (even though that’s exactly what they are doing). So, before you start to show the home to buyers, get rid of anything personal. Take down the photos of your family that line the wall alongside the staircase and replace it with a framed piece of artwork you’ve had stored in the closet for years. Before buyers come, put away the dog bed and all the dog’s toys in case the buyer is not an animal person. These small changes can help the buyer see your house as a blank canvas that they can make their own.
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