When you’re trying to get out of your current home and move into your dream home, you’ll do just about anything to help sell the house fast, right? Here are a few tips to sell your house faster so you can move on to the next stage of your life.
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Hire an Agent
Have you been thinking of selling your house without an agent? While that’s possible, we don’t recommend it. Especially if you’re trying to sell your house as fast as possible!
A real estate agent knows how to put a good listing on the MLS. They’ll be detailed and write good copy. As your house’s listing gets syndicated to the major real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin, you’ll get better results because the listing is better.
The listing isn’t just better because of the copy though. A real estate agent also knows you need great photos of the house, so they’ll encourage you to hire a professional photographer. The high-quality images will help you get more feet through the front door, and ultimately land a buyer faster.
An agent will also make it easier to set up walkthroughs. They can manage that piece while you’re doing other things, like keeping the house clean.
Don’t try to sell the home yourself just to save some money. Hire an agent to help sell your home quickly.
Price it Right
Have you ever balked at the price of something you found in the store? Whether that was the correct pricing or not, clearly you didn’t see that item as being valuable enough to command that price.
The same thing happens when you’re selling a house.
Let’s say that the nearby comps have sold for about $250,000 in the last 6 months. You realize that, but you want to push the market a bit so you list for $280,000. You figure you can always lower the price if you need to.
So what happens when you finally list?
People are looking at your home on the major listing sites but they aren’t setting up appointments to see the home.
After a month, you admit defeat and lower the price. Now you start getting bites, but it’s slower than it would’ve been if you had a brand new listing. Finally you sell the home after 3 months.
If you had listed the right price from the beginning, you probably would’ve sold faster.
Keep it Clean
This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised. Some people don’t keep their home spic and span when they’re trying to sell it, making it harder for them to sell.
When a potential buyer walks into a messy home, they don’t see themselves living there. They don’t see where their furniture would go, or think about how their coffee pot will sit on the counter. They’re too distracted by the mess.
It’s not easy – especially if you have little kids in the house – but do everything you can to keep the house clean for showings.
So there you have it – a few of our best tips to sell your house faster. And as you look to buy your next house, give us a shout at 980-433-8592 or email us at . We’ll help you get the best mortgage for your home.
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