Selling your home can oftentimes be as much an emotional endeavor as it is anything else. This is especially the case if you’ve lived in the property for a long period of time and have had many good memories there throughout the years. In any case, most sellers will typically wish for a quick sale so that they can move on to their next home, and possibly their next adventure in life.
In terms of selling your home quickly, there are several factors that you must watch out for so that the property does not end up sitting too long on the market, and essentially costing you additional money in the process. Here are some things that you can do to help ensure that doesn’t happen; tips for selling your home quickly.
1) Over-pricing the Property
One of the most important factors when placing your home on the market is setting the proper listing price. In fact oftentimes, the price at which your home is listed can literally make or break the deal.
If you over-price your home, this could immediately result in both a much smaller pool of potential purchasers, as well as a longer stay on the market – and in turn, lower offers being submitted down the road.
2) Under-pricing the Property
On the other hand, if you price your home too low right off the bat, you can end up taking a loss on your home’s investment. This can also result in a potential buyer offering you an even lower amount for your home due to having a negative perception of the property, or even of the neighborhood in general.
3) Keep the Property in Tip Top Shape
Certainly, the condition of your home will always be a key factor in how fast it will sell. With this in mind, you will want to make sure that the yard looks nice and that the interior is free of all clutter.
While the property is being shown to a potential buyer, you may want to consider staging it. For example, well placed furniture can actually make rooms appear larger than they really are. Also, opening up blinds and drapes can let in natural light, allowing the home to seem bright and cheerful. You may even want to play quiet background music while a potential buyer is viewing your home. All of these can give your home a more positive appeal.
Need more tips for selling your home quickly? Give me a call. I can offer you advice based on your specific home and situation.