Home Selling Tip #1: Price Your Home Competitively
Hundreds of new homes are listed for sale every day, and it’s difficult to stand out from other homes – unless your home is in a prime location or just received a major renovation.
The first thing to consider when selling your home quickly is how much your home can realistically bring on the open market. Once you’ve looked at comparable homes or got an appraisal, you should have a range of prices to consider. You can always try to list your home at a price towards the high end and lower it later, but if you want to sell it fast it make sense to lower it to a more appealing price that you’re comfortable with accepting.
Home Selling Tip #2: Give the Interior a Fresh Coat of Paint
Home buyers love homes that have been recently updated. The more work they have to put into the home, the less likely they are to buy quickly.
However, you might not be in a financial situation where it makes sense to do a bunch of expensive renovations. One easy way to make your home more attractive to buyers without breaking the bank is giving the interior a fresh paint job.
Depending on the size of your home, you can probably do the entire project for $200-300 or less. We recommend using neutral colors that can match with any anything – that way you don’t end up discouraging people with colors that don’t match their furniture.
Home Selling Tip #3: Clean and Organize Your Home
Busy schedules, kids, and pets can leave your home looking very “lived-in.” That’s fine when you’ve got family and friends over, but it doesn’t give your home the type of presentation that captures the attention of potential buyers.
When people are shopping for a new home, they want to imagine themselves in their new home before they actually buy it. That’s difficult to do when your stuff is all over the place.
If you’re going to make a great impression, you want your home to be clean, tidy, and organized. To really win over potential buyers, remove family photos and other personalized belongings that distract them from imagining their own family photos there.