10 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast


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10 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast

  1. 1. 5 Ways To Make Sure Your Home Sells Fast 10 Ways To Sell Your Home FAST Photo: www.realtor.com
  2. 2. 1. Don’t Make It “Taste-Specific” • That fluorescent green paint in the living room may look good to you, but is likely an eyesore to prospective buyers • Unless you plan to keep your house forever, any improvements or renovations should be pretty “standard” work • Unusual colors, features, or finishes can be a big turn-off to buyers www.juliaodom.com
  3. 3. 2. Stage your house • It’s completely understandable if your house has lots of stuff in it – after all, you’ve been living in it! • However, too much stuff or personalization makes your home look smaller and leaves buyers wondering if it’s enough space Flickr/ jinkazamah
  4. 4. 3. De-personalize • Take down those family photos, diplomas, and other personal items on display • You want the prospective buyers to picture themselves living there, not you • Consider replacing photos with neutral artwork or a half- empty bookshelf Flickr/ TravelingOtter
  5. 5. 4. First impressions • Regardless of how nice your home is on the inside, the exterior is what buyers see first • An unkempt yard, dirty siding, or cracked concrete can set a negative tone for the showing Wikipedia/ EncMstr
  6. 6. 5. Offer freebies • A home warranty should cost between $300 and $400 for the typical home and goes a long way toward offering buyers peace of mind • An offer to pay closing costs can lure in buyers without lots of cash, like those using FHA loans Wikimedia/ SpiderWeb Marketing Systems
  7. 7. 6. Empty those closets! • By packing half the stuff in your closets, it creates a sense of much more space • If your closets are packed full of clothes, like in the photo, buyers will have a tough time picturing their things fitting in the house Flickr/ liz
  8. 8. 7. Let there be light! • A bright house just looks more inviting to buyers • To increase the light in your home, you can – Remove drapes and window shades – Clean your windows – Increase the wattage of light bulbs – Trim trees and bushes near windows Flickr/ jinkazamah
  9. 9. 8. Be flexible • Don’t be too strict when it comes to showings • Buyers don’t want to be limited to small time windows, such as between 1 and 4 on weekends • Even if it’s inconvenient, go out of your way to accommodate requests for showings • A good rule of thumb is to always keep your house in showable condition when trying to sell Wikimedia/ claymoorhead
  10. 10. 9. Be realistic about the price • Know what other comparable homes in the area have sold for (not just their listing prices) • Remember, it doesn’t matter what you think your home is worth • If your home has been on the market for over 3 months without any offers, chances are it’s priced to high, or something else is turning buyers off
  11. 11. 10. Defer to the experts • Your real estate agent knows the market better than you do • Not only is the agent’s market knowledge useful, but they are a third party with no emotional investment in the process • If your real estate agent asks you to do something, it’s most likely a good idea flickr/ Realtor Action Center
  12. 12. The IRS is daring you to take advantage of this “loophole”