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7 Tips To Sell Your House Quickly

by Sundaybell on March 25, 2014

No one wants to endure the drudgery of having their home on the market for an extended period of time. If you’re ready to sell your house, the following 7 tips can help definitely help you sell your home quickly – or at least a bit faster than normal.

Work with the right Real Estate Agent

Find a real estate agent that is familiar with your area; someone that understands your needs; and someone that is a good fit for you. Look past the smoke and mirrors and make sure you are fully compatible and that the services you are looking for and the commission structure you are willing to pay are aligned and comfortable for both you, and the real estate agent you want to work with. Be sure to ask about their sales history, licensing, credentials and awards: request references and most of all, make sure that you are 100% comfortable. Finding a real estate agent that you can relate to on a professional and personal level will help make the sales process less stressful, and dare we say, even enjoyable!

Picture Perfect

Prospective buyers often begin their home search online. Therefore, you want to provide numerous photos of your home – good photos that really accentuate the features of your house. Focus on every room, features that make your house unique and showcase it’s character, and make sure that the house is immaculate when taking photos. Your real estate agent should be able to help with this and/or recommend a home stager that can really make every room “pop”!

Curb Appeal

“Never judge a book by its cover”, right? Well, although we learn to never do this, the reality is, curb appeal can either result in inviting in a potential buyer, or turning them away. Perception is everything and attractive landscape and a well taken care of “curb appeal” is essential. The experts from Milwaukee garage repair recommend that all exterior doors such as the front door and garage door be painted or updated – and it doesn’t have to be expensive. You could even add some plants and make sure the property is clean. Small tweaks, a clean yard and some appeal can really make a big difference.

Storage Space

Remember, roomy rooms are very important when selling your home. You want to ensure your house is de-cluttered and only the essentials are left in every room. An overkill of furniture or trinkets can make a room seem smaller which means less space for your potential buyer to bring in their own things. Even if it means renting a storage unit for a month or two, to clear out some of your things, it might be worth it. The cost isn’t that much and making sure your house looks spacious and inviting can definitely help in selling it quicker.

Paint

A fresh coat of paint can enliven the interior of your home (and exterior as previously mentioned). It’s a relatively small investment that can help your home sell faster; buyers like the idea of moving into a home that has little to do and since painting can be a pain, having your home freshly painted before listing can add to the appeal. When painting, remember, neutral colors will make your home more appealing to a larger number of buyers; so stay away from bold, bright colors that may turn some of your buying audience away. And when doing so, make sure small dents, cracks or any other blemishes are fixed before you put on that fresh coat of paint.

Keep an Open Mind

When working with your real estate agent, don’t be afraid to ask for their opinion on what you might want to do to make your home appealing to local buyers. Remember, the agents know the buyers and they know what they are looking for. Being open to ideas that your real estate agent brings to the table and implementing them might get your house sold quicker. Your real estate agent will likely have seen a lot of homes and have a lot of insight on what’s hot and what’s not in your area. They also know what the unique features are being offered in other homes, so they really do have a pulse on the market. Listen, be open minded and even ask your real estate agent for suggested partners (contractors etc.) that might be able to help, in case you need a little help getting some of their suggestions implemented.

Lighten Up

Be sure that the maximum amount of natural light is allowed into your home: this might be as simple as opening up the curtains and blinds. Part of this is to make sure your windows, window frames and screens are spotless. Another possible thing you can do is to change up some of your lighting, or reposition lamps etc. to ensure that each room is lit appropriately. Changing a few light bulbs using soft lights might just do the trick!

It’s obvious that your house should be visually appealing to potential buyers in order to sell it quickly. Work with your real estate agent, change a few things, update a few things and work with the insights that your agent has of the local area and you’ll be sure to end up with a quicker sale of your house..

Article and insights provided by Brionna Kennedy.

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