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Key Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

By Jamie Richardson | December 2, 2019

When a homeowner decides to sell their home, they want to do it fast. Especially when time bounds you, such as if a move to another country or state is imminent. Selling your house fast is one of the best and fastest ways to instantly move on with life. When you're going to sell your home, you have to be able to create that delicate balance between pricing it right and marketing it as soon as possible. While this may be easier said than done, there are key ways that can help make this goal easier to achieve.

Here's how:

1. Take Great Photos

Because your goal is to sell your home, this isn't the place for you to go stingy on the photos. Don't take them haphazardly. While this doesn't necessarily mean that you have to spend more to hire a professional, doing so does help, especially when you don't have the skills to take good photos.

Remember that before potential buyers even get to see your home in person, they will already have made a judgment based on the photos that they see. You have to be able to showcase the best angles of your home. So, too, never take pictures of your house when it's still messy.

2. Ask For Outside Opinions About Your House

When you're looking to sell your home fast, you most likely won't have the time to make any significant changes or renovations to it. But, if there's room for you to do even the little ones, then why not. Although these minor changes are going to cost you more upfront, it's like an investment that you gain back when it increases the value of your home.

To know what areas to focus on, don't be afraid to ask for outside opinions about your house. This can be coming from your closest friends and family. Their ideas can help you ensure that there are no skeletons in the closets of your home. By the time you put it up for sale, it's already in a much better state – both in areas that are immediately seen and even by those conspicuous areas.

3. Sell To A We Buy Houses Company

A We Buy Houses company refers to a business that buys homes in the state that it is, immediately in exchange for cash. If you're really short on time, this is going to be one of your best solutions. Although the purchase price might be a tad bit lower, this cuts down all the hassle that you've got to go through to sell your home. Right there and then, you're able to get rid of your house and move on with your life.

You can find many We Buy Houses companies online. To help with your search, one of the most reputable is Leave The Key Homebuyers.

4. Clean Up

This may seem like straightforward and obvious advice, but cleaning your house does help a lot in speeding up your house sale process. Just because you're moving out of your home, this doesn't mean that you have the license to slack on the cleaning. Buyers don't like to walk in a dirty house. It's going to make them feel uncomfortable throughout the house viewing process. Even more so, it's also going to be harder for these buyers to imagine what it's going to be like, to live in your house because of all the clutter.

Be very particular of the common junk magnets in your home:

  • The basement, garage, storage room or pantry
  • Kitchen islands and countertops
  • Windows, particularly the inside window sills
  • Floors and other room corners that also collect dirt
  • Shelves, closets, and drawers

In the last bullet, yes, potential homebuyers are also going to scrutinize and open up your drawers.

5. Treat Your House As An Asset

Once you're fully decided on selling your house, you also have to wake up and realize that the house is no longer yours. There's no more room for you to continue having all your family photos and memorabilia hanging around. Start with these things, as you declutter. Pack them up in boxes, and prepare them to be sent to your new home.

The less attached you are to your home, the faster it is for you to sell it, as well. As you'll no longer be haunted by whatever memories – both happy and sad, that will keep flashing in your mind. Treat your house as an asset that you have to sell as soon as possible.


These are just some of the tips that can help guide you in accelerating the selling process of your home. If this is the road you're headed at, you need to come to the understanding that selling your home isn't always going to be very fast. It's not like a piece of T-shirt, that's going to sell out like pancakes when it's trendy. Because it's expensive, potential buyers also take their time in viewing and scrutinizing your home. But, these tips can help cut down the time frame for you.

Jamie is a 5-year freelance writer who enjoys real estate. He is currently a Realty Biz News Contributor.
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