Selling a home can be an overwhelming
experience for most homeowners.
With the markets already flooded with properties for sale, you are required to hit the ground running to ensure your listing gets enough exposure and conversions before dozens of similar listings swamp it. Although waiting for the right time to sell the house (during spring and fall) may help you sell your house fast, proper planning and preparation are required to make the most out of it.
In addition to listing your home on a realtor’s website, and putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign at the front, you might still need to invest more in the house to find a buyer fast. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to sell my house fast.
- Depersonalize and Declutter the House
The first step to selling your house fast is by depersonalizing and getting rid of any clutter within. Any personal effects (family photos, artwork, collectibles, and trophies) should be tucked away safely. The main idea here is to create a blank canvas for the prospecting buyer to be able to visualize him/herself in the house, and how to personalize it. Any clutter in the home needs to be taken care of as well. Any excess furniture, equipment, toys, and other effects should be kept in boxes or self-storage containers. Decluttering creates an idea of a much larger and more spacious house, an irresistible element for many to-be homeowners.
2. Consider Simple
Repairs or Upgrades
I would have to take on simple repairs and upgrades to make the home more appealing to sell my house fast. While you shouldn’t go overboard with the enhancements, the most straightforward steps such as giving the bathroom a facelift, replacing broken faucets, and adding sinks or cabinetry in the bathroom and kitchen can go a long way in convincing a potential buyer to make an offer. Consider adding a fresh lick of paint on most of the rooms, and particularly the living room, kitchen, and bathrooms.
Hire A Professional to Help with Staging
Home staging is crucial for a fast and successful sale. Although you might be capable of staging the house correctly, having a professional home stager help out gives better results and conversions.
These professionals know exactly how to highlight the house’s strongholds, as well as soften flaws making it easy for a potential buyer to take the offer. Once the staging process is done, you should then have photos taken professionally showing all angles of the house. Be sure to take a high-definition walk-around video of the house to enable the viewer to have an idea of the house.
Price the House Right
Be keen to price the house right to attract the intended customers. Although you might have an idea of how much the house is worth, hiring a professional real estate agent to help with pricing is recommended. Do some research to see how much similar homes in the neighborhood cost before listing the price.
The final step here is having the house listed on several real estate websites. Include the photos and video taken in the listing, as well as your contact details. Promote the listing on social media for increased exposure as well.
You should be ready to allow audiences to come for a viewing,
and legal paperwork ready.