Five tips for selling your house fast

Selling your home quickly can be challenging and stressful, especially when you have a financial crisis, a job offer in a new town, or a pending offer on a new property.

Read on for five tips to help you improve your home’s marketability, get a fair offer and reduce the time your house stays on the market.

1) Sell to a cash buyer

One of the easiest ways to get an offer quickly on your home is by selling your house to cash buyers like Problem Property Pals. Cash buyers often buy property on a cash-only basis. This means you do not have to wait months for homebuyers to secure lender financing in a traditional sale.

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You also eliminate the risk of deals falling through because a buyer developed cold feet at the last minute. With a cash buyer, you do not have to worry about cleaning, handling repairs, or hosting showings, which often extend the home selling period. This is because investors buy homes as-is, resulting in a quick sale and closing time.

2) Find the right real estate agent

If you opt to sell your home the traditional way, you should dedicate time to finding and hiring the right real estate agent. A real estate agent is familiar with the local real estate market. They also know what it takes to attract the right buyers to your home and get an offer quickly.

A realtor will help you throughout the home selling process, from staging your home, taking top-notch professional pictures, writing a listing, scheduling and hosting showings, marketing your property, and negotiating with prospective buyers to closing the sale. 

Be sure to hire a real estate agent with a proven track record of selling your property type. For instance, if you are selling a fixer-upper, you should find a realtor specializing in that field. Consider getting referrals to a reputable realtor from trustworthy individuals who have sold homes before. Reading reviews and testimonials from different real estate agents’ websites can also help you zone in on an experienced realtor.

3) Deep clean and declutter your home

An effective way to make your home more appealing to as many prospective home buyers as possible is by cleaning and decluttering the space. Consider hiring professional cleaners to give your home’s interior a thorough clean from top to bottom.

You should also organize your closets and rent a storage space to keep extra items that may make your home appear messy. Remember to remove personal belongings like family photos, memorabilia, and religious items, among other things that may prevent potential buyers from picturing themselves living in the space.

4) Price your home right

It can be tempting to overprice your home or set your asking price based on how much you paid for the property to get the most out of your sale. This does not only result in your home staying longer in the market. You could end up selling at a lower price than intended. For this reason, you should consider the cost of comparable homes in your area or work with a realtor to set a realistic price. 

5) Time your sale

Although it is possible to get an offer on your home at any time of the year, you should liaise with your real estate agent to determine the right time to list your property in your local area to get an offer quickly. 

Get ready to sell your home

The longer your house stays in the market, the more time and money you spend to make it more appealing to potential buyers and host showings.

Hire the right real estate agent, clean and declutter your house, price it right, and time your home sale to get an offer quickly. Alternatively, consider selling to a cash buyer and reduce the home selling period.

Photo by Phil Hearing