Ways to Sell Your House Faster
When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the most significant impact for a faster sale:
1. Make Buyers Feel at Home
Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Removing these items will make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors, "83% of buyer's agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home."
Not only will your house spend less time on the market, but the same report mentioned that "One-quarter of buyers' agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 – 5%, compared to other similar homes on the market that were not staged."
If you don't have time or the budget to stage the entire house, the four rooms you should focus on are the Living Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, and Dining Room. The kitchen should appear decluttered and functional, and the living room should have the accessories kept to a minimum. For example, for the dining room, make sure the dining table is the right size and the paint is light and bright. For the master bedroom, ensure all the clothing is appropriately hung and remove unnecessary furniture.
2. Keep It Organized
Since you took the time to declutter, keep it organized. Before buyers arrive, pick up toys, make the bed, clear off the fridge, toss the newspapers, and put away clean dishes. As mentioned above, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to stage to attract more buyers. Put out a scented candle or some cookies fresh from the oven. Buyers will remember the smell of your home.
3. Price It Right
More inventory coming into the market guarantees there will be some competition. You want to make sure your home gets noticed. A key to selling your house is ensuring it is Priced to Sell Immediately (PTSI). Proper pricing means you'll drive more traffic to your property and ultimately create more interest in your home.
Realtors have valuable resources available to help find the right selling price; this is one of the many benefits of using a realtor.
4. Give Buyers Full Access
We all have busy lives, but access is one of the top four elements when selling your home. If your home is available anytime, that opens up more opportunities to find a buyer. For some buyers, especially those relocating, time is limited. If they cannot get into the house, they will move on to the next one. Let's chat about how we can make your home accessible.
If you want to sell your home, in the least amount of time, at the best price, and with as little hassle as possible, you need to enlist the help of a seasoned real estate professional. Let's connect today to determine what you need to do to sell your home as quickly as possible.