Selling your home quickly is always ideal. The longer your home is on the market, the less desirable it becomes and the more likely you are to get a lower offer. Luckily, there are easy things you can do to make the process as speedy as possible. From working with a top agent to upping the curb appeal, find our top nine tips for selling your home fast below.
Price to Sell
In theory, pricing high might seem like a good idea because it leaves room for negotiations. But, pricing your home too high might just deter potential buyers. Most people won’t want to go through the trouble of negotiating. They are much more likely to submit an offer for a home that is within their budget. So be sure to look at comparable homes in your neighborhood and price accordingly.
Work With a Top Agent
Selling your home is hard work and can be time consuming too. Enlisting the help of a top agent will definitely make the process so much easier and faster. They’ll show you comparables in the area and help you set the perfect price. Plus, they’ll also know what changes you can make to help sell your home quickly.
Declutter and Deep Clean
The better and more alluring your home looks, the faster someone will want to scoop it off the market. So a major decluttering and cleaning is in order. And we’re not just talking about tidying up your home, we’re talking about getting your hands dirty and cleaning every single nook and cranny until it sparkles. Wash the windows. Shampoo the rug. Polish the chrome on the faucets. We also recommend renting a storage room off-site to store any clutter. The cleaner, simpler, and more open and flowy the space feels, the better.
Up the Curb Appeal
Don’t forget to give the exterior of your home some love too. First impressions are everything. You want the potential buyer to be wowed as soon as they step out of the car. Rent a pressure washer and spray down the sidewalks and the exterior. Trim the hedges. Mow the lawn. Paint the door. Add some flowers to the entryway to make if feel bright and inviting. Make that first impression count.
Make Small Upgrades
If you want to sell your home fast, this isn’t the time to make big renovations. Not only can those be time consuming, the can also be very costly. You’ll get a better return on investment by just making small upgrades throughout your home. Paint the rooms in neutral colors. Grout and caulk all the bathrooms. Change out the light fixtures and cabinet hardware. Although small, these tweaks pack a big punch in terms of appeal.
Hire a Handyman
If you’re super busy or just don’t want to handle the cleaning and repairs yourself, you can always outsource it to save you time and energy. For our clients, we have our Pardee Prep program which is completely complimentary. We have a handyman and a housecleaner spend a day to a day in a half deep cleaning your home, doing touch-ups, and making any necessary repairs. This saves you so much hassle and speeds up the process.
Have Professional Photos Taken
Cell phone photos just don’t cut it when it comes to putting your home on the market. If potential buyers aren’t impressed with the phones, the likelihood of them coming in for a showing is very slim. Hire a pro to take high-quality photos of your home so you’re showing it off in the best possible light.
Stage Your Home
Staging your home will also help attract some offers sooner rather than later. You can hire a pro to help you out or do some DIY staging yourself. Either way, the goal is to elevate the space and show off how beautiful and functional it can be. Little things like opening up windows to let natural light pour in, rearranging the furniture, and displaying fresh flowers can go a long way. It’s also very important to remove any personal items such as family photos so buyers can envision themselves in the space.
Create a Welcoming Vibe
We also recommend making showings an enjoyable experience for potential buyers. Make them feel warm and welcome. Set out some water and light snacks like cookies or fruit. Thoughtful touches like this will put people in a good mood.