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What Can You Do To Get Your Home Sold Fast?

Posted Monday, December 30, 2013

When it comes to selling a house, it takes some planning. There is more to the process than putting the for sale sign up in your front yard. You need to be prepared and put together a solid plan.

Your plan needs to include things that need to be done in the home itself as well as how you’re going to go about marketing your home for sale. Are you going to use a Real Estate Agent? For Sale By Owner? Need to sell your home fast and considering using a local investor?

Unless there are extenuating circumstances, the first thing on your to do list is to prepare your home to be put up for sale. This will help in getting the highest possible price and also in getting your home sold fast. Make sure the yard is clean and free of debris, lawn is cut, shrubs trimmed, snow and ice cleared in the winter time. Make minor exterior repairs; paint trim, take care of broken screens/windows, etc. Get rid of outdoor and garage clutter that can leave a negative impression when potential buyers visit. You want potential buyer perception to be a clean and well maintained property.

Inside the home should be clean, organized and free of clutter. Make sure your home is picked up, vacuum, make beds, set out fresh towels in bathrooms before each showing. Whether you are selling for sale by owner or with a real estate agent, one basic marketing strategy is some nice colorful flyers available inside and out in a weatherproof box. A nice brochure should show some nice photos and the best features of your home and the neighborhood. Having this type of print available will give people a reason to want to see more of your home and also give them something to take with them and look back on when making their home purchase decision.

90% of home buyers start the process on the internet. You will want to, regardless of which strategy you end up using to sell that you market your home with nice photos on the internet. If you are not listing with an agency, you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of the many FSBO websites available for you to market your property. It is also important to use the internet to market any open houses that you or your real estate agent may be hosting. 

If you are in a situation where you need to sell your home fast and are unable to do the above recommendations due to health, financial or time constraints, you may want to consider seeking out a local investor to purchase your home outright. Investors can often make an offer on your home and close very quickly on a sale with very little effort or expense on your part.