Even in a hot real estate market, the amount of time it takes to sell your home can be unpredictable. For most sellers, it is important to sell quickly so that they can buy a new home and not have their money tied up in a mortgage for the old home. While a lot depends on your local real estate market, there are specific things you can do as a seller to increase the chances of selling your home quickly without reducing your asking price. Here are three ways to sell your home faster:
Have it Professionally Staged
It's nearly impossible to see your own home in a purely objective, unbiased way. A professional home stager, on the other hand, isn't sentimentally attached to your home or personal belongings, so they are able to more effectively see what needs to be done to make your home appealing to the larger number of buyers. They also have specific strategies and proven tricks for making your home look its absolute best, both in photos and in person during showings.
The best approach is to let them do their job, including de-cluttering, rearranging, and possibly bringing in special decor and furniture just for staging purposes. Trust the process and in return you will get more interested buyers.
Don't Overlook Curb Appeal
The way your home looks and feels to buyers when they pull into your driveway is a powerful first impression. Even a beautiful interior won't undo a bad impression of an unkempt yard. Spending a bit of time and money to maintain your front yard, fix up the landscaping, plant flowers, clean the front porch, and perhaps upgrade your welcome mat, porch furniture, and porch light can pay off big time in much better curb appeal.
Work with a Savvy Realtor
It's better to hire a realtor who truly knows the local market and is up-to-date on real estate best practices than to try to sell your home yourself or hire your mom's cousin who technically has a real estate license but hasn't sold a home in ten years. A savvy real estate agent will price your home appropriately to maximize your profits while also being realistic for your market, market your home extensively to the right buyers, and work with trusted professionals when it comes to photographing, staging, and inspecting your home.
By following these tips, you will boost your chances of selling your home quickly.