Dehydrate the spaceThe worst place to hang out is a damp and drippy basement. Inspect your basement first to be sure there are no obvious pools of water or leaks. A few more tests include:
6 Secrets To Help Sell Your Home Faster
Looking to get out of your current home? Maybe you need to make a move soon, or need some more space ASAP. Whatever your reason for selling your home, getting it done fast takes some strategy. But with a little knowledge and the right guidance, you can sell your home in no time. Need to know where to start? These steps can get you on the right track.
Get a Good Listing Agent
If you’re going to hire a real estate agent, and you really should, you need to find one who will make the most of your listing. Do your homework and find an agent that has experience selling homes in your area. It may come as a surprise, but there are some major differences between listing and selling agents. Those with experience selling homes will be able to help you come up with strategies to move your property and help make your home more appealing to potential purchasers. Conduct interviews and take the time to find a listing agent that you trust to sell your home quickly.
Sell Your Home at the Perfect Time
Do you know the difference between a buyers and sellers market? If your area is oversaturated with available homes, it may be harder to sell your house. Talk with your agent and do some research to determine if this is the right time to sell your home. The real estate market can change quickly, so a few weeks or a month can make all of the difference in your success. If you can wait a little while, you may be able to sell your home for more of a profit or at least not have to deal with months of showings.
Price Your Property Right
Whenever you decide to sell, you’ll need to price your property fairly to pull in fast bids. Don’t sell your house short but don’t expect to turn a huge profit if you need to sell it quick. Check out prices of similar available homes in your area and set your price according to those. If you’ve made some serious upgrades, like a whole kitchen makeover or new windows, you may be able to ask for a little more. Work with your listing agent to determine a price that will get you a fast sale.
Deep Clean Your House and Yard
People are going to want to see your property before they buy it, so make sure your house is ready. A deep clean will make your house shine in the eyes of potential buyers, so take care of some cleaning yourself or hire professionals to help. Be sure to take care of your yard as well. Curb appeal can set the stage for a productive showing and make buyers fall in love with your home faster.
Stage Your Home to Sell
Cleaning isn’t the only task you’ll need to take care of to sell your home. You’ll need the right staging as well. While your current furniture and decor may make you comfy, it’s more important for buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home. Consider putting excess furniture in storage to make rooms look more spacious. Take down any personal photos or items, and try to leave a blank canvas for buyers to picture themselves in the house.
Invest in Professional Property Photos
These days, everyone has a powerful camera in their hands with their phones. While taking your own selfies and vacation photos can be fun, you don’t want to take your own property photos. A professional photographer will know the angles and lighting that will help your home look its best online and in flyers. Since potential buyers will look at photos first, make sure yours stand out from the rest by investing in professional photos.
Your time is valuable, so make sure selling your home doesn’t take up too much of it. With professional advice and a little hard work, you can sell your home faster and have one less worry on your mind.
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Sam Lepore is a Realtor with Keller Williams in Moorestown, NJ. Call him today at 856.297.6827 ....