So you’re ready to sell your home and you’re ready to to do it fast. That’s good! There are some simple things you can do to help sell a house fast and we’d like to share them with you. These tips are no guarantee for selling your home quickly, but we do think they will help speed up the process.
1. Focus on curb appeal
When it comes to curb appeal, the details count. If you want to sell your house fast, take time to prune the shrubs, mow the grass, paint the trim, and anything else you can do to stand out from the neighbors!
2. Make the deal too good to pass up
When it comes to selling your home fast, it never hurts to sweeten the deal for the buyer. For example, consider offering part or all of the closing costs.
3. Price it right
This is a no-brainer. Spend some time finding out what your house is worth. We can help you through this process, so give us a buzz to schedule a consultation. The last thing you want to do is list your home too high. You’ll get sick of seeing your neighbors sell their homes while you’re stuck waiting.
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again. No one wants to buy a cluttered house. Make sure your home is always tidy and organized so it’s always ready for a walkthrough. You may even consider keeping closets half or two-thirds full to appear larger. Seriously, every little bit helps!
5. Focus on the kitchen
Let’s face it. No one buys a home with a kitchen they don’t love. If you’re planning to do some upgrades before you sell your home, make sure you start with the kitchen. It’s often said that you are not trying to sell a home, you’re trying to sell your kitchen. There may be some truth to that.
6. Always keep the home staged
As a general rule, your house should always be ready for a showing. Keep it clean, keep it organized, and keep it set up exactly how you want potential buyers to see it. This way you won’t have to scramble in the event that someone wants to come see it out of the blue.
7. Lose the personal touch
For many situations it pays to add personality. Selling your home is not one of those situations. It’s best to remove family photos or other objects that may represent your family specifically. Potential buyers are more interested in seeing how a house fits them, not how it works for you.
8. Study the competition
When it comes to selling your home fast, you have to consider your competition. You competition is really any other home on the market, especially homes close by. Your home should like as good or better both inside and out!
9. Stay calm
Selling a home can be stressful, but it’s important that you stay calm. Focus on the important tasks we mentioned above and enlist the right help to guide you through the process. We say this to preface our last (and probably most important) tip to help you sell your home fast.
10. Pick the right agent
You’re going to need some help throughout the entire selling process. Picking the right real estate agent will make your life a whole lot easier. Your agent can help you identify necessary repairs, schedule showings, and clue you into what’s happening in the market.
Have you tried any of these tips? If you’re ready to get serious about selling your home fast, let us help! We have years of experience selling homes in the Indianapolis area and we would love to work with you. Feel free to call us anytime at (317) 259-6000 or contact us through the website.