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How can I sell my home faster?

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2020 | Real Estate Transactions |

Listing your home and watching it sit on the market is discouraging, which may lead you to want to get ahead of things and discover how you can sell your home fast. 

Zillow suggests that to sell a home fast, you need to make it seem like the best home on the market. You can do this by making your home look better and through the actions you take during the sales process. 

Making your home look better 

An obvious way to make your home more attractive to buyers is to ensure it looks its best. Get rid of clutter and make cosmetic repairs that are easy to do. A good rule of thumb is to take away as much as possible from each room of your home. While you may think your thimble collection looks cute in your living room, others may see it as clutter. So, go through every room and strip it down. 

You also want to do some work outside to increase the curb appeal of your home. If you have the money to do one big project, do it outside. Add some landscaping, pave your driveway or get new siding. Any of these things will pay off huge when it comes to selling fast because buyers often form their opinion based on the way your home looks on the outside. 

Taking the right actions 

Pricing is the key to selling fast. While you do not want to give away your home, you should do some research into the current market and make sure the price you set is competitive. If you are lucky, you will get multiple offers and be able to increase the price a little, but to draw them in, you need a fair price upfront. 

In addition, choose the right time to sell. If it is a buyers’ market where there are a lot of homes in your area on the market, then it may be best to wait a little while.