Tricks to Sell Your Home Quickly
If you’re looking to sell your home and start over elsewhere, you likely want that sale to happen as quickly as possible.
Here’s 10 tips and tricks to help you out:
Price it right
Find out the true worth of your home, and then lower it 20%. You’ll have buyers rushing – and then bidding up the price to what you really wanted.
Choose the right agent
Do your research before hiring a realtor. Your broker should have an excellent track record that includes recent sales and being updated on market trends. Be sure to ask for references and credentials, too.
Focus on the kitchen
The kitchen is where it’s at. Depending on the state of your kitchen, you might want to do a quick remodel, including a fresh coat of paint, new cabinets, and more. Remember: A buyer can easily shave $10,000 off the asking price by claiming your kitchen is outdated.
Make it impersonal
Get rid of your personal items before showing your home. You want visitors to envision their own belongings here – not yours.
Let the light shine
Change your lampshades and use the maximum possible wattage for every light fixture in your home. You can also scrub your windows, remove the drapes, and let the sunshine in.
Rent a storage unit
You want your house to be clutter-free and your closets to look as spacious as possible. To do this, you’ll probably need to get rid of half the stuff around your home and in your closets. Consider renting a mini storage unit to store your extra stuff until your house sells.
Amp up your curb appeal
Attract buyers by sprucing up the exterior of your home. Splurge on a striking patio set, trim your shrubs, and plant some pretty flowers along your walkway.
Market it yourself
Be your own best agent. Let everyone and their neighbor know you’re selling your home and be sure to speak in glowing terms about your house to anyone who asks for details.
Hide your pets
Not everyone is an animal lover. If you’ve got some furry critters at home, hide the evidence! If you’re hosting an open house, send your pets to a friend’s place for the day.
Hire a professional
Consider hiring professional help for staging and photographing your home. All homebuyers look at pictures before they go for a tour, so it is important that you have good photos to catch their eye.
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