How fast should you expect to sell your home? In this market, homes are selling in about a week!
If your listing is taking over 16 days to sell, it may be considered a stale listing. People will start to assume there is a reason no one has bought it yet.
Don’t worry. We have seven ways your home will sell quicker than you could imagine. Let’s take a look!
1. Clean and Declutter
Deep clean your home before taking pictures or hosting a showing. People know you’ve lived in the house, but they don’t want it to look like you have. The illusion of an uninhabited home will help you sell faster.
Remove unnecessary furniture, put away countertop appliances, and clean out half of your closet. Your space will feel bigger without the excess furniture taking up room and your countertops will look more spacious as well! Cleaning out your closets is easily overlooked, but we promise that people do check them.
2. Price Correctly
Research the homes sold in your area. Find out answers to the questions, “What did they sell for? What was their square footage? Was it updated?” If your price isn’t comparable to the homes in your area, it will take longer to sell because people have better options.
3. Professional Photos
Professional photos are especially important if you are selling your home yourself. It is worth the money to hire someone because your pictures are what get buyers in the door.
If you have grainy pictures with bad lighting, people are going to click away from your listing. Well-lit photos of every room of your house, including your yard, garner attraction.
Repaint dirty, old walls, replace outdated light fixtures, and WD-40 squeaky hinges. Any minor repairs like this will go towards making that great first impression.
5. Curb Appeal
The outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see driving up to it. It’s a simple and easy step to make sure that your lawn is mowed. Planting flowers in pots or flower boxes is an inexpensive way to add interest to the front of your house.
6. Add Light
Adding extra standing lamps or hanging up decorative mirrors is a good way to make your home more attractive. You don’t want to blind your guests, but your home also shouldn’t feel like a dungeon.
7. Hire a Great Real Estate Agent
Agents have ways to list your home to which you don’t have access. They have connections and are fully in charge of setting up your showings.
If you don’t have the time to invest in the selling of your house, an agent is a good option. Selling House has great information on their “sell my house fast for cash” webpage, and you can reach out to them for quick cash offers.
Sell Your Home
Once you put these tips into action, it will be a breeze to sell your home. We’re currently in a great seller’s market. Therefore, you have no reason to fear!
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