Sometimes, you just need to move on. Whether you’ve already purchased a new home and need to get rid of the old one, you’re moving to a new area, or your mortgage payments are becoming unbearable, selling quickly is always a top priority. The last thing any homeowner wants is for their home to sit on the market for months with no decent selling prospects. If you’re looking to sell your home quickly, here are a 5 tips to help you get the job done:
#1 Price it To Go
If you want your home to fly off the market, you need to price it that way. Too many homeowners try to price their home high when they first list, with the intention of lowering it if they can’t find a buyer. This is counterproductive, especially if you’re trying to sell quickly. The first 30 days your home is on the market are the most important, and that’s when you’ll get the most traffic, so price to sell right away. Most buyers are savvy about market prices, and if they’re not, then their realtors definitely are. There’s no sense in trying to stretch someone’s budget when you’re looking to sell quickly.
#2 Post Your Listing with Quality Photos
The vast majority of today’s homebuyers are online. Make sure your home is listed on all of the big real estate sites, like Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com. Most importantly, make sure your listing is full of high-quality professional photos. If you spend money on just one thing before you list your home, it should be on professional photos. Online buyers are very visual, and much more likely to click on a listing with bright, properly exposed photos that showcase your home perfectly, rather than a few quick shots your realtor took on their smartphone. The more high quality shots you can get of key areas like the kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom, and living spaces, the more likely you are to get hits on your listing.
#3 Consider Curb Appeal
If you have the time, it’s a good idea to clean up your front yard, mulch any gardens, and plant a few flowers in the front. The tidier and more welcoming your home looks from the curb, the more interested a buyer will be. Appearance is everything, and the more impressed a buyer is walking up to the front door, the easier it will be to sell the interior. Put a little bit of time into the walkway of your home, spray the weeds in the sidewalk cracks, make sure your windows are spotless, and you’ll probably see better, faster results.
#4 De-Clutter and De-Personalize
Home buyers want to be able to envision themselves in the home. To help them do that, work to get rid of any clutter and personal details in your house. You’ll want to take down family photos, tidy up bedrooms and bathrooms, and make sure all of your surfaces are clear. Though your family photos hold a lot of memories for you, they can make a new buyer feel out of place. The sleeker your home, the more likely you are to sell. If you can move out before you list your home, do so. If not, at least make sure to remove yourself, your kids, and your pets, from the home whenever your realtor is showing the place. That way buyers don’t feel like they’re intruding in your personal space, and are free to discuss the pros and cons of the home openly.
#5 Sell-As Is
The absolute quickest way to sell your home is to sell it as-is. When you sell your home as-is, you don’t have to worry about cleaning anything up, making repairs, or long, drawn-out negotiations where the buyer wants you to make a lot of changes before they’ll close. As-is sales are quick, and often you can get an offer in cash. It’s important to know that you’ll likely get a bit less for your home, but when you’re not spending money on a realtor and a complicated closing process, it can be a decent trade off, especially if you need to be out of the home quickly.
If you need to sell a home quickly, whether it’s in foreclosure, or you simply can’t afford to keep it up, know that Renewed Homes can help! We’ll make an offer as soon as possible, and in cash, so you can close quickly, and move on with your life. For more information about working with our dedicated real estate team, give our office a call at 616-733-2291 or contact us online today!