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How to Sell Your Home When It is One of Six Million on the Market

By Hannah Whittenly | July 12, 2017

Selling your home can be stressful, and one of your top concerns may relate to finding a buyer for your property in a competitive market. After all, why would someone be interested in your home and not one of the many others on the market in your local area? The good news is that there are some important steps that you can take that can help you to position your home in the best light possible when selling it.

Price the Home Competitively

You may have a firm figure in mind regarding your home’s value. However, remember that a buyer is comparison shopping. This means that buyers are looking at all homes within specific price range, and they are looking for the best deal possible within that range. Your home needs to be priced competitively so that it can compete well with other homes within a specified price range.

Stage Your Home

Staging may sound gimmicky to some, but it actually has been shown to be effective. This is a process that involves making your home look generally nicer and more appealing. However, it also involves removing all personal signs that you lived in the home, and this is to make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves in the space. Staging also involves defining the use of each room. Some people use bedrooms as home offices, and this can be confusing to a buyer.

Make Strategic Repairs and Upgrades

In many cases, a homeowner will benefit by making repairs and upgrades to a home strategically. Buyers understand that your home has been lived in and that it is not a new construction home. However, they also are looking for a property that has been well-cared for. Remember that most buyers do not want to take on the to-do list of home repairs that you may have been procrastinating on for months or longer.

Hire a Real Estate Agent

A final step to take if you want to sell your home quickly is to hire a skilled real estate agent, with extensive knowledge of the local market. Agents may use professional marketing techniques to help attract attention to your home. They also may assist with pricing the home right, negotiating with buyers and more.

As you can see, you have great control over how quickly your home sells. Take time to analyze each of these points, and determine how you can begin using these ideas to your benefit today.

About the author: Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.
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