Selling a home can be stressful, so it’s understandable to want to get the process over with as quickly as possible. In some cases, you might not even have a choice—a relocation or other factors might necessitate a fast turnaround in your transaction.
Here are a few steps you can take to help the process of selling your house fast.
Clean it out
Be proactive with cleaning and decluttering your home. Get rid of extra belongings or large furnishings that you don’t need, either by donating/selling/trashing them or putting them into a storage facility. This will help you better stage your home.
Organize all the closets and cabinets in your home to better showcase storage space. Avoid jamming extra items into closets, as clutter will give people the impression your home doesn’t have enough storage. Remove personal belongings, family photos and religious items from the home so they do not distract during showings. Deep clean every room of the house.
Know how you want to sell
It’s important to pick a selling strategy early on so you can get through the sale as efficiently as possible. While some people prefer to put their house for sale by owner (FSBO), this process can take longer if you do not know how to market and negotiate. While you pocket more with an FSBO sale, real estate agents are skilled in getting your home marketed and sold as quickly as possible.
You might also consider selling to investors or developers, who will be in the market for quick sales.
One of the reasons the process of finding a buyer can get drawn out is a failure to competitively price a home. Overpricing results in the home spending more time on the market, and it probably will just end up in your having to negotiate back down to competitive pricing anyway.
With the market in the state it’s in right now, competitive pricing (or even slightly lower pricing) allows you to let would-be buyers get into a bidding war that actually drives up the price and makes selling your house fast a more profitable endeavor.
Discuss a timeline for reducing the price with your realtor in case your property doesn’t get the early bites you were hoping for.
Make repairs quickly
Be proactive with fixing up your home before it goes on the market. Apply new coats of paint, fix loose tiles, repair fixtures and door handles, fix any leaks, replace outdated light fixtures, etc. Even minor upgrades can make a big difference for buyers. You don’t have to perform major renovations, and probably don’t have the time to do so anyway.
Focus on aesthetics
It’s beneficial to bring in a professional who can stage your home in such a way that it looks the most appealing to potential buyers. You should also use the time right before you put your home on the market to spruce up your landscaping and add a bit of curb appeal. Make sure debris is gone, paint or refinish your front door, plant some flowers and clean the windows.
Be sure to hire a professional photographer to take photos of the property for your listing, and craft a great description that entices people looking for a home.
For more tips on selling your house fast, contact RAB Property Solutions today!