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Selling Your Property Fast When You Relocate

Posted Friday, March 13, 2015

If you have to sell property due to a relocation for your job or other reasons, you likely will want to sell the house as fast as possible. Here are a few tips on how to make that happen.

Price it right

The most important thing you can do when you are trying to sell your house fast because you have to move to another city or state is to get the price right. Price your home too high, and the house will likely sit and may not even attract potential buyers to look. Price it too low and you may not get enough out of your home. Having your Realtor do a market analysis should help you get the price right.

Make it shine

Homes that show well tend to sell faster, so when you need to sell your home fast because you are relocating, it's important to make sure it is in the best shape possible. In addition to doing a thorough cleaning job, you need to declutter by removing as many unnecessary items as possible and putting them in storage. This includes depersonalizing the space by removing family photos and other personal items. You also want to make cosmetic fixes, such as repairing cracks and broken fixtures, touching up paint and cleaning carpets to remove stains. You also need to spruce up the outside of your home to boost the curb appeal to attract buyers. This includes making any needed fixes outside and trimming your lawn and shrubbery.

Be flexible about showings

When you are trying to sell your house fast because you have to move out of town, you need to get as many potential buyers to see it as possible, which means you need to accommodate those people as much as you can. That means being flexible with showings. You can't limit yourself to weekend open houses because most people want to see the house in private on their own terms. To be prepared, keep the house clean at all times and have a plan to move pets and/or children at a moment's notice to accommodate a showing.

When you have to sell property due to a relocation, your main goal is completing the sale quickly. you don't have the luxury of trying to maximize price. Ultimately, home sales come down to finding the right buyer, but following these tips will help you find that buyer faster.