5 Tips for Selling Your Home Fast in 2020
Whether you purchased your home 4 years ago or 40, selling can be tricky. Selling a
home is nothing like buying one! When you are the one buying a home, it generally involves a
good amount of emotions and feelings; selling a home, on the other hand, typically centers on
what listing agents like to call maximizing profit potential. Selling your home is a big deal, and
it’s not a process that most people often go through. It’s common hearing about how bad or
good the real estate market can be, but what’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and vice
There are so many different things to consider as you try to sell your house and so many
things to deal with if you want to sell quickly (and for the best price). Everything from picking
the right agent to pricing your home correctly is so important! When you do things the right
way, you put yourself in the greatest place for the results you want.
Here are some very important points to consider when you list your home for sale:
1. Pick the Right Realtor. Your home will not sell itself, despite what you may read or hear,
or the propensity of real estate websites to make the process appear easy. But that isn’t
your fault as the home seller; you don't know what you don't know! To get the most
money from your sale, you will have to rely on the professionals you have hired to sell
your home. Make sure you pick the right realtor for you and your area!
2. Price It Right. No matter how well you renovate and stage your home, it’s still critical to
price the house properly. Make the time to talk to a local real estate agent and visit
online sites to see what comparable homes are going for in your area. It's not always
vital to be the lowest priced home on the block, particularly when aesthetics and other
improvements have been made. However, it is important that the listing price is not out
of line with other similar homes in the market.
3. Make It Move-In Ready. If you can afford it, do whatever you can to make your home
move-in ready. That means replacing torn screens, cracked baseboards, leaky faucets
and making other cosmetic repairs. Don’t forget the power of updating the yard! Your
house needs to be in showing conditions all the time!
4. Make the House Available. It is important to have your home open for the people who
want to tour it! If home showings are an imposition, consider going away the first
weekend your home is on the market, so you aren’t bothered. Sure, it can feel invasive
to let strangers go through your home and check out all the little features of the house,
but it’s the best way to sell your home! Make sure to let the buyer inside with their
agent to tour in peace and quiet.
5. Respond Quickly to an Offer. Once you get an acceptable offer from a buyer and you
sign the contract, the clock starts ticking toward your closing. Many sellers
underestimate the amount of time it can take to list, sell and close on a home. Know
your market before you list, and put a plan in place for where you’ll move when your