Experts say the average home will sell within three months. What they don’t tell you are all of the ways you can use to make your home more accessible and attractive to potential buyers so that your home will sell within this time period. That’s why we took the time to put together a few tips that’ll help you get a respectable offer and sell your home faster, with or without an agent.
The first thing you’ll want to do to sell your home quickly is prepare it for sale. Real estate agents will identify any issues needing repair and focus on those repairs first to ensure that a home will sell. Potential buyers will notice major repairs right away and pass your home over quickly, unless they are looking for a fixer-upper.
After you make repairs, take a look at your home inside and out to make sure it has a clean interior and tidy landscape. Your home should look inviting to a potential buyer from the street. Buyers appreciate viewing a home that has furniture inside, because it helps them get an idea of how their own furniture will look in the same space. It will also be beneficial to remove the clutter from each room and store it off site so that each room looks more open and inviting.
A competitive price on your home will gain attention from buyers. Research homes like yours to get an idea of what the average selling price is. Many people ask, what price will help sell my house fast? If you want to get a bidding frenzy started on your property, lower the price of your home by just a few thousand dollars below the average price you’ve researched. Properties that have multiple bidders sell faster and often sell above the asking price.
Good photos of the home can also capture the attention of potential buyers. Keep in mind that real estate agents have professional photographers taking their photos. You can always hire a professional yourself or you can take note of the views, angles and areas that realtors showcase online in their listings and take your own photos. Video walkthroughs can give the best view of the home and generate more serious buyers.
You can always hire an agent to sell your home for you, but don’t let the agent do all of the work. Use your own personal network to expedite the sale of your home. Social networks provide the fastest way for you to get the word out on your home. Post your pictures and videos to the social media sites you subscribe to with a note to your friends saying, “Help me, sell my house fast” and have friends repost through their networks for even more exposure.