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7 Tips to Help Your Home Sell Quickly

By Allison Halliday | May 17, 2017

The housing market has seen its share of unpredictability over the past few years. But with the continued low interest rates and consumer confidence, it seems to be making quite the comeback. Although the real estate market seems to be improving, as a seller, you still want to do everything possible to ensure a quick sale. The following tips will help you garner a sale on your home much faster.

Hire the Right Real Estate Agent
Enlisting the help of a professional agent can help you market your home properly. You also need to ensure that you and your agent’s personalities mesh. Before you sign on the dotted line, you want to interview several agents for the position of selling your home. Through a series of interview questions and a solid marketing plan, you should feel comfortable with your choice.

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Tell a Story
There may be a number of reasons you choose to sell your home. If you’ve lived in your home for a good portion of your lifetime, you may be looking for the right retirement community to spend your golden years. Oz senior housing architects has a unique mission for the aging process where they create designs that suit the senior lifestyle. While you want to enhance your wellness, safety and comfort with your new retirement accommodations, you also want to convey a similar message to those who are looking to purchase your own home. You can do this by having your home tell its own special story. In the brochure of your listing, relay how your home was a place where you raised your children, watched them grow and experienced all the joys that come with owning such a beautiful home. Your real estate agent can include this special message on the other marketing platforms.

Take Excellent Photos
Whether your agent takes the pictures on their own or hires a professional, excellent phots will help sell your home fast. Take a minimum of 10 pictures that shows off the interior and exterior of the dwelling. Odd angles and fuzzy pictures can be a huge turnoff to a buyer. Today’s agents will also have the means to take a virtual tour of a listing where buyers can click a button via the Internet and walk through the property without ever setting foot in it.

Have a Floor Plan
The floor plan and layout of a home may be important to a prospective buyer. It can be worth the added costs to have some type of professional diagram ready for those who are looking at your home via in-person or through the Internet. If they’ve spent hours walking through other listings, this plan can also help them remember your home over all the others.

Host Multiple Open Houses
Some sellers view an open house as an intrusion. But if planned by your real estate agent correctly, it can be an excellent tool to getting your home sold quickly, especially if you host multiple open houses. With the careful planning, advertising and signs, you may be able to gain the right exposure for your home. You can help set the proper ambiance by taking your pets with you for the day and turning on all the lights.

Determine the Right Price
With improvements that include a fresh coat of paint or new appliances, you may think your home’s value deserves an exorbitant price. But if you’re looking to make a quick sale, you don’t want to overprice your listing. Through the help of your agent and a market analysis, you’ll be able to determine where you need to price your dwelling. It can be quite disheartening to price a listing too high and watch the other homes in the community get sold.

De-personalize Your Home
Family photos, mementos and awards may make you burst with pride. Unfortunately, the buyers aren’t going to be able to picture themselves making this a home of their own. Before you place your home on the market, pack away your personal belongings. Once you move into your next home, you can display your personal treasures.

Selling a home fast can be a challenge if you don’t know what you’re doing. But with the help of the experts, and the right price, you can quickly move on to greener pastures with a tidy sum of money in your bank account.

Allison Halliday is a Realty Biz News contributing writer. She handles International Real Estate and is a seasoned blogger.
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