5 Best Ways To Sell a House Faster
February 4, 2022
If you’ve decided to sell a house, then the next step is to choose a selling strategy. A selling strategy will define how you present your home to potential buyers. Your strategy will also define the costs to sell your house overall. No seller wants their house to be on the market for too long. The longer a house stays on a market, the less likely the house will sell at the optimal value. Whether you decide to sell by owner or with a real estate agent, here are 5 low cost ways to sell a house faster.
5 Tips To Sell Your House Quickly
1. Meet with a Real Estate Agent
Selling a house requires expertise about the local market and knowledge on what it will take to make a house sell fast. For example, some repairs and renovations are critical for certain houses on sale, while for other houses repairs may not get a good return on your investment.
Real estate agents are well-versed in the local real estate market and they can provide tips and tricks to clients about where they should best spend their time and energy when getting their house ready for sale.
2. Get Pre-qualified for a Mortgage
Pre-qualifying for a mortgage loan can expedite the amount of time it takes to move into your new home. The last thing you want as a seller is for a home sale to fall through because you weren’t prepared to move into your new home. So, get ahead of the curve and work with a mortgage broker or banker to pre-qualify for a loan for you next home (unless you are lucky enough to be pay 100% cash).
3. Price your Home Right
You need to combine current market conditions with recent valuations, market trends, and inventory to decide on a price that is ideal and won’t delay your sale. A real estate agent can provide a competitive market analysis and other advice to help you set the price correctly. They can also help negotiate with the buyer’s agent to find a compromise while getting you the best deal possible.
4. Do your own Pre-Inspection
Most home buyers will have a paid home inspection for your property. Before the buyer’s inspector examines your house, it’s good to get ahead of any issues by doing your own inspection. Take a look at all of your major systems and structures (HVAC, Water, Foundation, Siding etc.) to get an idea of what parts of your house might come up with potential issues and how those issues will be used in negotiations. Here’s a list of things to look for when doing your own home inspection.
5. Neutralize and Reduce Clutter
Reducing the amount of personal items, extra furniture and of course, just general clutter will make it easier to present your house in the best light. Photos and videos are the best way to market your house to a large group of potential buyers, but you want to make sure your house is staged properly to attract interested buyers. We collect a lot of stuff in our everyday lives and now is a good time to get rid of a lot of it.
The Bottom Line
Selling your house successfully doesn’t have to be difficult. By using the advice above along with the expertise of a real estate agent, you can sell your house painless and simple. Reach out to a professional real estate agent like a Negotiator to help you with your house sale.
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Richard Allen is a Realtor with over 30 years of private real estate
experience as an investor, owner, renter, tenant and landlord.