4 secrets to selling your home fast

Ginger Dean

December 2, 2014

By: Ginger Dean, Home Finance Specialist

In: Finance and Legal

Did you get a new job and need to relocate? Do you want to downsize or upsize your home? People move for a variety of reasons; and while that sometimes means people have the luxury to put their home on the market and wait for the right offer, oftentimes homeowners find themselves needing to sell as fast as possible.

Of course there are a lot of variables in the transaction that simply may not be up to - like what time of year it is and how much (or little, as the case may be) curb appeal your neighbors are rocking. But there are some things you can do to help your home sell as fast as possible.

Remove pet odors. When you walk into a room, what is the first thing you notice? It may be the wall paper, it may be the furniture, or it may be - yuck - the smell. If you have pets, odds are there are smells in your home. Have your carpets cleaned, open the windows, and light some candles to help remove pet odors before you have an open house. You can find a variety of pet order and stain remover cleaning supplies on Amazon.

Remove personal belongings. Personal items may be precious to you, but they take up space and may look like clutter to potential buyers. When your home is on the market you really want to showcase your rooms and the square footage of the home, having years of personal belongings in every room will only get in the way. Clear out the space, let the light shine in, and have your home looking it's best for potential buyers.

Offer seller concessions. Buying a home is about the actual space, but it's also about the money. Both homebuyers and sellers want to get a good deal on the transaction, but it's impossible for both parties to come out on top. If you need to sell your home as quickly as possible you may want to give the sellers financial concessions such as offering to pay the closing costs, transferring over a home warranty, adding appliances and furniture into the deal as well as allowing the new homeowners to move in sooner than planned. These are all little perks that can get your home off the market as quickly as possible.

Ask your Realtor to team up and offer up a Broker's Open House. Two heads are better than one. According to Investopedia asking your Realtor to team up with a Broker to offer an open house is a good idea because it allows your home to be showcased to other real estate agents as opposed to a traditional open house which showcases your home to the general public.

What do you think? Which option seems best to get your home sold quickly?


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