Selling your home can certainly be a daunting task that most might not be ready for. If selling a residential property is something you haven’t done before, you need to be aware of one thing: Sometimes selling takes a while.
Since this is a sad reality of selling a home, we put together a few tips and tricks to make your home selling process easier, so you can sell your home faster.
1. Clean Up The Curb
Have you ever heard of term curb appeal? It’s a term used to describe the look of a house when you first see it, and most of the time, that first sighting is from the curb. That means it’s up to you to clean up from the curb to your house. Of course, you need to clean the house too, but that first look means a lot. A clean lawn, tidy walkway, and a welcome mat can really make a world of difference.
When it comes to buying a home, most buyers are looking for that special feeling. That little something on the walkup that puts them right at home. Flowers and small decorations can cost a bit up front, but the perceived value they add to the home will return in the higher sale price.
2. Find Cash Buyers
If you are really looking to sell your home fast, you should search for companies that offer cash-for-home deals. These are great deals for anyone who has fallen on harder times and might be facing foreclosure or another crisis that requires a quick sale.
Even if you have a property that you don’t think can be sold due to damage or infestation, a lot of these cash offer companies will still offer you a bit on your property. That’s a great deal if things go wrong in your home and tragedy takes your home. These companies can help you get a chunk of change that you can use to get back on your feet.
3. Take the Financial Hit & Work With a Realtor
If you have a bit more time to sell your home, you might want to look into working with a Realtor. Brokers are part of an interconnected web of reality that lets your home’s available status reach more eyes and ears faster. They will be able to help your home push through local MLS systems, so others know your house is available for sale.
Yes, they will take a portion of your closing sale cost, but it’s worth the time and expertise you get from a great Realtor. Their expert insight and network will help you get the most value out of your home on the market. They can help you with everything from pricing to staging, so take the time to really look into their services.
4. List Online, List Anywhere You Can
Whether you’re working with a listing agent or trying to go For Sale By Owner (FSBO), you need as many buyer eyes as possible on your home if you want to sell it quickly. What’s the best way to do this? Make sure your house is being posted everywhere it can.
There are tons of online house shopping websites that your property can be a part of. They can connect eyes from anywhere to your house for sale. That’s a lot of potential for a lot of eyes to see your house for sale, you know, instead of happening to drive by and wanting the home.
If you’re working with a real estate listing agent, make sure they are sharing your home on sites like Zillow and Trulia. Some realty groups also have proprietary versions of these online apps. These are great because it’s another avenue for eyes to see your home for a sale, and a huge asset for other realtors in the same group trying to make a sale. They’re far likelier to have an easier time getting the showing times you want right away due to affiliation.
5. Be Flexible
When it comes to selling your home, you have to be willing to bend if no one wants to bite. Sometimes the market just isn’t favoring your sale, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose all hope. If you are flexible with the price you offer your home at, you are more likely to make a sale. It just really comes down to where you sit on your financial need for the sale.
To allow yourself to be flexible without hurting yourself, try making a must sell number that you absolutely won’t go under for the home. Then you find your ideal value number and set your initial price at that. This gives you a range of acceptable offers that help you seem more “flexible” when it comes to the sale of your home.