The process of selling your home can be stressful in any circumstance. But if you need to sell your home within a certain time period, you could be losing sleep over it.
Perhaps your employer is transferring you out-of-state, or you are finally able to move on to greener pastures, and warmer climates. Maybe Mom & Dad aren’t capable of maintaining their home any longer, and it’s time to downsize.
Whatever the reason may be, you are very fortunate!! Now is a great time to sell! According to the newest data from the National Association of Realtors, 43% of recent home sales were on the market for less than a month.
If others can do it, so can you. Using these simple tips, you too can sell your home quickly.
1. Enhance the Positives Within Your Home
Staging showcases your home’s best features, while at the same time, downplaying its problem points. Start with a good purging of items no longer needed, items that are no longer used, broken, and follow up with a good cleaning session. You may even want to repaint some, if not all, rooms. Particularly ones that have bold colors. Rearranging, or removing certain furniture pieces can make a room feel larger than it is. This helps to create a warm, inviting environment that will make it easy for buyers to see as their own.
Staging can be done professionally, or do it yourself. Any which way, it’s definitely worth your time and money. According to a recent study by the Real Estate Staging Association, homes that were staged before being listed sold in an average of 26 days. That is 87% faster than those that sat on the market for several months before being staged!
2. Take Killer Photos
Today’s buyers are extremely internet-savvy!! They rely on internet searches while looking for their dream home. Photos play a HUGE part in capturing buyer’s attention. They are the first thing buyers go to when viewing the listing, and this is where they spend most of their time.
Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression!! That is why it’s important to have professional photos, save the cameraphone for the selfies! Schedule a photo session for a sunny day, and make sure that each room looks neat and tidy!!
3. Set the Right Price
If you have a deadline to sell your home, you’re going to need to check your emotions at the door. Buyers aren’t interested in what you paid for your home 10 years ago, or what you may owe on the mortgage. Your home is worth what buyers will pay, no ifs, ands, or buts about it!
If you price your home too high, guess what’s going to happen? Buyers will pass on your home before even stepping into it. If you price it too low, then you’re giving it away to the first bid. Working with a real estate professional to find a happy medium to avoid wasting your time or money. A real estate agent can help you determine a competitive price by comparing recent home sales in your area.
4. Hire A Hungry Agent
Agents who sell a couple of homes a year need not apply!! It takes a lot work to sell your home. A sign in the front yard just won’t cut it. A professional real estate agent with a detailed marketing plan/strategy, and a complete understanding of your deadline is the way to go.
A true professional with creativity, as well as a very long list of contacts, will help to expose your home to as many buyers as possible.
With the right agent that suits your needs, you can get top dollar for your home even when you are short on time. If you’re looking, or know of anyone looking to sell their home, give me a call at 773.983.7493, or email me at email@example.com to arrange a market analysis for your home.