Selling a home seems like it can take a long time sometimes. If you’re wanting to sell your home quickly, consider these tips:
1. Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent
If you’re wanting to place your home on the market, it’s best to find the right real estate agent to help you out. Pay attention to people’s experience level to see if they’re going to be the best fit. You want to be sure the agent knows the market and most importantly you want to make sure you will work well with them.
2. Clean Everything
No one wants to buy a dirty house. If you can’t clean it yourself, hire someone to do it instead. Here are a few important places to clean before putting your house on the market:
- Kitchen countertops.
- Floors and room corners where dust collects.
- Bathroom counters, toilets, tubs, and showers.
- Windows, inside and out.
- Inside cabinets and appliances.
3. Depersonalize Your Home
Remove all family photos because you want buyers to see the house as a home for their family, not yours. These photos can be replaced with neutral art or can be removed completely; Just make sure nails are removed and any holes are fixed. Remove any political and/or religious items, your kid’s artwork from the fridge, and anything that makes the house looks like it’s yours and not theirs.
4. Fix Up the Exterior of Your Home
Curb appeal matters! How the outside of your home looks is important when trying to sell it. Painting the front door, inserting a new mailbox, getting new door handles can make the outside of your house look more appealing. Fresh landscaping and even flower beds can make a difference. Be sure to do the little things like trim trees and bushes, remove dead leaves from plants, pressure wash walkways, etc. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so you might as well make it a good one.
5. Be Flexible with Showings
A buyer likes to see homes on their schedule. This can mean evenings and weekends. They are going to want to be able to tour the home quickly after they find it online because they know that other buyers are looking as well. If your home can be shown with little to no notice, you will have more people come to see it compared to if you require a 24-hour notice. Be sure to be ready when the buyer is ready.