When we list our homes for sale, most of us are hoping for a quick sale at or above our asking price. But there are a few tactics you can employ to increase your chances of a quick sell, rather than relying on hope and luck alone. Here’s how to actively encourage a quick sale of your beautiful home.
You know that saying “can’t see the forest for the trees?” Well, it applies to your home too: can’t see the home for the stuff. To ensure that everyone visiting your home for open houses can truly see the home, you need to make sure that there isn’t a lifetime of stuff in the way. Get a short-term storage locker and put all of your extra stuff in storage. This way, the flow, size, and beauty of your home are easily visible. Plus, the fewer personal items you have in your home, the easier it is for potential buyers to picture their own stuff in your home.
Make all Necessary Repairs
No one wants to buy a home with a bunch of issues. Fix all those nail holes, squeaky steps, and damaged appliances before you list your home so you don’t face any surprises when inspection time rolls around. Aesthetic issues like stains, peeling paint, and broken lights are quick turn-offs to potential buyers, so be sure to get your home in tip-top shape beforehand.
Price it Right
Understand the limitations of your property, do your research, and trust a professional to price your home according to its value and the average prices in your neighborhood. A good price gets motivated buyers through the door and may even lead to a bidding war. If your home is overpriced for the market or its value, you’ll struggle to find a buyer.
For more advice on selling your home, ask a real estate professional.