2020 is starting, and for many, a new year means the start of a new chapter (and in this case, it’s the start of a new decade!).
If you are a homeowner that’s thinking of selling your home, now might be the perfect time to consider taking that next step. When thinking about selling a home, many think of it as a time consuming and complicating process – but it doesn’t have to be! If you want to sell your home fast, there are a few secrets to get the process moving. Here are our top tips and tricks to get your house selling quickly!
Deep Clean the Home & Depersonalize
Once you make the decision you want to put your house on the market, get the house in tip-top shape before you start anything!
Whether you take a DIY approach or hire a professional cleaning company, ensure everything gets a deep clean, including floors, countertops, windows inside and out, cabinets and appliances.
Always keep your house in the best condition possible, so it is available to be seen by a buyer. This should also include depersonalizing the home – so taking down family photos, political or religious items, memorabilia – to make the house seem more neutral to any buyers.
Take Professional Photography
NAR’s 2018 profile of home buyers found that 44% of recent buyers start their search online, and 87% of those found photos of their home search. By having high-quality, professional photos of your home online, you can ensure that you will capture the attention of prospective buyers searching online and get them to consider your property and take that first step.
Make Your Home Available
It can be difficult to work around your schedule to show buyers the home while your living there, but the more often you can do it, the quicker it will be able to sell. Be ready to leave quickly so buyers can come look at the home and try to make the home available to show as often as possible, including nights and weekends.
Set the Right Price
We all want to get a fair price for selling our home, but homes that are overpriced in the beginning tend to start on the market longer. With more information on comparable homes available then ever, be sure to set a realistic price from the beginning, and if you want to sell especially quickly, price your home on the lower side.
Spread the Word
If you are working with a real estate agent, they will do everything they can to promote and market your listing, but you should take advantage of any social connections you have. Tell friends, neighbors and coworkers, post on your social media and take advantage of Facebook groups or listing sites and share on neighborhood bulletin boards.
Work with A Licensed Realtor to Sell Your Home
The most valuable tip we must sell your home faster is to work with a licensed Realtor.
Selling your home can be an overwhelming process, and if you are trying to do it quickly, you want to have a professional to guide you through the process. The expertise, marketing and negotiating power that a Realtor brings to the process is invaluable, and they will save your precious time and energy by handling many of the time-consuming steps that come along with selling a home.
If you want to sell your home in the Southwest Florida area, Jay Montgomery is a licensed Realtor that specializes in selling homes in this area! Give Jay a call at (239) 301-9453 to get started.