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Pro Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

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Pro Tips to Sell Your Home Fast


There were 923,000 homes sold in January 2021. If you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you are looking to add your home to the massive number of homes that have already been sold. 

If you are looking for tips to sell your home fast, you have come to the right place. Below, we are going to do what it takes to offer you advice for selling a home fast and easy.

Let us not waste any more time. We are sure you are ready to start flipping through the offers you are going to get for your home.

Find Your Agent

Finding an agent to help you sell your home will be much different from finding an agent to help you buy a home. Think about it, when you go looking for homes and see one with an unkempt lawn or the for sale sign lying in the dirt; the first thing you think is, why is the seller not doing a better job of up-keeping the house?

Think of the agent as the spokesperson for your home. The agent you choose to help you sell your home should be invested in marketing it so that you get the best offer possible in the end.

Before you select an agent, it is useful to ask close family members and friends if they have someone in mind who can help you out. If not, there are plenty of online resources that make it easier for people to find an agent who not only has the proper experience but is also just as invested in the selling process as you are.

You also need to think about your home's needs when selling your home and find an agent who can offer the services you need. Your agent should have a positive track record for helping people sell their homes at a profitable price for the seller.

Make sure to keep a running list of agents who you can compare before deciding which one you will move forward with while selling your home.

Check the Market

The one thing you do not want to do is sell your home when the housing market is down. By entering the housing market at the wrong time, it could mean that you have to wait longer to sell your home, and it also means that you will sell your home at a lower price than you wished for.

The housing market has moments when it is thriving and times when it seems to be at a standstill. Take time to study the schedule that your area flows, and enter the market when people are more likely to purchase homes.

This increases the likelihood of your home selling as quickly as you have put it on the market.

Set the Right Price

Before you price your home, you need to take time to determine the value of your home and the homes around it. We recommend using an online tool that will provide you with an accurate estimate of your home's value.

You should also use this tool to check the value of the other homes, because it will help you to set a price that is just right. If you set a price that is too high, it could reduce the number of offers that you receive from potential buyers.

Pricing the home too low could leave people wondering if there is something wrong with your home and avoiding it altogether. Pricing your home at the right price will ensure that you are able to get an array of offers and choose the one that you are satisfied with.

Take Pictures

When we say take pictures, we do not mean take ordinary ones that do not show your home in the best light. It would help if you took the time to ensure the pictures you are taking are of high quality.

The pictures taken of your home will be posted on the listing and will be the first thing that potential buyers see. If the photos are not quality photos, it could cause a buyer not to take the next step of scheduling a tour.

If you are not a master photographer, it is best to look into hiring a professional photographer. The reason for this is the photographer will have a working knowledge of the best lighting to showcase and highlight the features of each room in your home.

Getting the best pictures of your home is not as easy as simply taking a cellphone and snapping a couple of quick shots. Photographers know what angles, lighting, and time of day your home will look the best in to photograph. They will also have the proper equipment when capturing each room. You will never see a real estate photographer using a cellphone to take photos. 

Remove Personal Items

When buyers tour your home, they want to tour a clean pallet and be able to envision the home filled with their things. This can be challenging to do if the home is filled with photos of you and your family.

Before you allow your home to be open for tours, you need to take time to remove personal items from the home. Personal items include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Photos of your family
  • Personal documents such as mail or health records
  • Family memorabilia

The sooner you are able to depersonalize your home, the quicker you can begin allowing people to tour your home. And remember, you are looking for fast ways to get a house sold.

Stage Your Home

The next thing you can do that will help you sell your home quickly is to stage the home. Staging a home is when the home is decorated in a way that all of the best sides of the home are on display.

If your home has beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, you will want to showcase them by allowing natural lighting into the home during all tours. You should also create a list of repairs that need to be made and make them.

Ensure that you prioritize repairs and only complete the necessary ones. There is no reason to do a complete home makeover before putting your home on the market to be sold. 

If you are not sure how to stage a room, you can always hire a designer to do so for you, or you can simply look up some ideas online to draw inspiration from. There are tons of ideas that you can use that will work for the floor plan and set-up of your home.

If staging your house is not in your budget, you can virtually stage your house. Companies like Hommati use these tools as a cheaper and effective alternative to actually staging your home, which can cost up to thousands of dollars. 

Have a Flexible Schedule

We understand that while you are attempting to sell your home, your life will continue, meaning you will have to work and other events that are taking place; however, if you want your home to sell quickly, you need to have a flexible schedule.

For example, imagine you are in the middle of eating dinner with your spouse, and the agent calls stating that a potential buyer wants to tour the home in the next thirty minutes. While it is not the most convenient time for you, you want to do your best to be accommodating.

Ask your agent to give you 15 minutes to clear everything and leave your home until the tour is complete. Who knows, that tour could be the tour where a buyer makes the offer you want to accept.

If the buyer's agent is requesting to view the home at a time that does not make sense, you have the right to say no, but a general rule of thumb is to be as accommodating as possible to those who request home tours.

Find a Way to Stand Out

We are not saying do anything crazy, but you want people to feel welcomed when they enter your home. Feeling welcomed into a home will help buyers to better picture themselves living in that space.

The way to do this is by setting yourself apart. You could do something like offering refreshments, such as cookies or water, to agents and buyers that stop by your home for a tour.

Going this extra mile will ensure that your home is one notch above other homes that buyers will see, and it could be the push a buyer needs to submit an offer on the house.

Get Feedback

There is always something that can be done better or changed to make your home more appealing to those who are searching for a home. Ask your agent to ask the people who tour your home for feedback.

Once you have received the feedback, you can go about making the necessary changes and increase the number of offers that you get on your home.

Tips to Sell Your Home Fast

We have offered several tips to sell your home fast, such as finding an agent that is just as invested in your home as you are and finding ways to help your home stand out from others. 

If you are looking for an agent to help sell your home, contact Hommati.com. We also recommend checking out the other resources we offer on our site for sellers and buyers.