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Selling Your House in 2018 

Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The real estate market continues to be a barer of good news to the average home buyer.
The availability of existing housing continues to be short of need so prices are expected to rise in major markets across the country, including New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami.

The US Census Bureau shows the median house average was $318,700 for November 2017. September tends to be the month that shows a higher median price for homes sold going back to 2012. Zillow recently noted that home values have gone up almost 7 percent since 2016 and are expected to rise more than 3 percent through 2018.

Nationally, a home took around 30 days to sell from time of listing. That time frame varied from state to state and neighborhood to neighborhood. What made that number shrink in every location was what the homeowner did to sell their home before it even made a blimp on potential buyer’s radars. You may wonder how do I sell my house fast? There are quite a few things you can do to put your best foot forward to get the best price for your home. 

Hire a professional who understands the ins and outs of the market, is up on the latest information and can get your home sold at your asking price within the time frame you need.
Set the right price for what your home has to offer the market and with a good price for your area. If you go too high, your home will linger on the market. The longer a home lingers on the market, the less likely it is to sell at the price the homeowner hopes for. 

And the news continues to be good for the 2018 housing market. According to recent Zillow Home Price Expectations survey of more than 100 industry forecasters, large-scale investors are expected to sell off the homes that make up a portion of their portfolios, which will boost inventory and possibly create a more even market. 

To make a home more appealing to a variety of potential home owners, walk through each room and clear the clutter. Sweep the walkway and clean the windows so they sparkle from the curb. Clear off counters in the kitchen and bathroom and tidy up the sink and oven each morning before people start to ring your doorbell. Potential homeowners want to walk into your home and image they could live there. Having it clean and tidy also gives the impression that the home is ready for the buyer to move in quickly. 

Sell my house fast? It requires one major element, a motivated seller. With that and a real estate professional, the process will flow smoothly and lucratively.