Seller’s Market: 5 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster
Depending on where you live, there are certain times of year when the housing market is especially hot, and that’s usually the summer and fall. However, all over the country, people are rushing to take advantage of our current seller’s market. So even if it’s past peak season, you can still sell your home quickly. If you’re thinking to yourself, “I need to sell my house fast,” try out some of these tricks.
Take high-quality photos
If you’re looking for a quick sale, you really need to have high-quality photos — and a lot of them. People often search online first when they’re looking for new homes, and dozens of high quality photos really do matter. Your house could be gorgeous, but bad photos won’t convey that. If you have to, hire a professional to take real estate photos. This is one of the easiest ways to attract buyers right from the start.
Depersonalize your home
This may sound sad to some, but buyers don’t want to see all your kid’s toys or family vacation photos when they’re touring your house. They want to be able to imagine themselves in the home when they’re searching, and they can’t do that if all they see are your things. Take down personal items and instead highlight important features like fireplaces or your huge kitchen.
Did someone say curb appeal?
The exterior of your home will create the first impression a buyer will get of your home, so make it a good one. Walk out to the street and take a good look at your home. Buyers are more likely to fall in love with your home if the outside looks fantastic. Selling a drab home as is won’t get you much interest.
The price is right
You won’t be able to sell your home quickly if it’s priced too high. Unfortunately, this is a common mistake in a seller’s market. This is also why selling a home without professional help is rarely a good idea. A professional can help you determine an accurate market value for your home. Buyers will be much more likely to come tour your house if it’s reasonably priced.
Look for short sale solutions
Now, if you’re thinking, “Okay, but I really need to sell my house fast,” then the tips listed above might not cut it. That’s when it’s time to look for short sale buyers. If you need to sell a home fast, without the assistance (and commission) of a Realtor, or if you’re trying to sell an inherited home, short sale solutions can be a godsend. These buyers specialize in acquiring homes quickly, often for cash, and they can help you bypass the long, complicated home selling process.
If you aren’t looking for short sale solutions, then take great photos, depersonalize your home, update the curb appeal, and price it correctly. The transaction volumes in the American real estate market amounted to $467 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, and your home can add to those values if you do what you can to sell it quickly.