5 Things You Can Do to Sell Your Home Faster

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Are you getting ready to sell your home and want to be sure it’s a fast process? Everyone has heard the horror stories of listing a home for sale only to have it sit with no interest for weeks and even months, eventually leaving the homeowner to pull it off the market. So, what can you do as a homeowner to ensure it sells faster? Here are five tips that can make a huge difference in how fast it sells and help position your home as the type of place potential buyers can see themselves living in.

Give Your Home Some Serious Curb Appeal

You must recognise curb appeal when it comes to selling your home. It’s the first thing potential buyers will notice, and it will either encourage them to take a closer look or leave them uninspired. The good news is that adding curb appeal doesn’t have to be an expensive venture, as some of the projects will be free.

Start by cleaning up the front and backyard, ensuring everything looks well-groomed and maintained. This means clipping back overgrown greenery, making sure the grass is cut, keeping patios and decking clear of debris and clutter, and even putting out some decorative planters to add a pop of colour.

If you’ve got money to play with, you can give the front door a fresh coat of paint and modernise your outdoor lighting. You can even invest in outdoor furniture that helps set a scene, yet you can still take it to your new home.

Go Through the Interior with a Fine-Tooth Comb

Now it’s time to spruce up the interior, which should include a massive decluttering so that everything has a place, a deep and thorough cleaning, and taking away all the personal touches. You want potential home buyers to picture themselves in the space, and if your memories and trinkets surround them, that can be hard to do.

Pet owners should carefully eliminate all traces of their pets before people come to look around the property. This doesn’t mean you need to rehome your beloved dog but be prepared to have someone else look after him for a few hours and remove smelly dog beds. Put them in the garage and give the floors an extra clean with some scented cleaner so doggy smells are vanquished. Even people who adore pets won’t want to buy a house that smells of wet dog or cat litter box.

Work with a Real Estate Agent

This tip can’t be emphasised enough, as homeowners often assume they can list the house as a private sale and get instant attention and a fabulous offer. Unless you have hands-on experience and knowledge in the real estate market, a private sale can be more stressful and the house may take longer to sell.

When you work with a real estate agent, they have a built-in clientele and a network of contacts you’ll get to make use of. They may even have a few potential buyers in mind who are eager to buy quickly. The agent will look after showings and negotiations when an offer comes in. They can offer invaluable advice and ensure the closing process is smooth and fast.

Ensure Perfect Placement of the “For Sale” Sign

If you’re working with a real estate agent, there is no doubt they will install customised yard signs on your lawn, but you want to be sure they are apparent. Make sure there are no trees, bushes and other greenery in the way and that they can be seen from the road and sidewalk, if applicable. Passersby shouldn’t have to strain to see if you have a for-sale sign-up; it should instead be the first thing they notice.

Be Realistic with Your Asking Price

The final tip is to be realistic regarding your asking price. You may have a number in your head that you’d like to get for your house, but if it doesn’t match up with current comparables that have sold in your area, then it’s time for a reality check. Ideally, you don’t want to be the most expensive listing, but that doesn’t mean you have to be the cheapest. It’s about a fair asking price that is competitive with other properties. If you’re working with a real estate, they can discuss pricing with you and offer advice.

Using these tips will help you sell your house faster, helping to clear a lot of stress off your plate. It’s not about making big expensive investments in the home; it’s about implementing a few simple tips and tricks to make it more appealing to buyers.

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