7 tips for selling a home quickly, continued

Category: Housing

When it’s finally time to sell a home, every homeowner has his or her own unique reason. In some situations, homeowners are pressed for time and may need to sell their home as quickly as possible.

No matter what the reason may be for the need to sell a home quickly, the following tips can help:

Throw in some incentives

Incentives are a good way to sell your home quickly, and it’s up to you to decide just how good you want to make those incentives if you’re in a rush. You can offer to include a brand new appliance package, pay for some of the closing costs, throw in a gift card to a furniture store, and so on. The more your incentives stand out from similar listings in your area, the more interest you’ll be likely to generate.

Set the price right

In addition to throwing in some extras as part of your sale, it’s important to set the price right initially. You should expect homebuyers to make offers that are even lower than your asking price, so prepare for that as you decide on a number. The more you’re in a rush, the lower you may need to set your sale price—especially if the housing market in your area is bad, you’ve got a lot of competition, or your home has any major issues. If you’re working with a real estate agent, he or she can work with you on setting a price.

Focus on curb appeal

Make those first impressions count by putting some extra focus in your curb appeal. Many homebuyers don’t even look online or work with real estate agents when they initially begin searching for homes—they just drive around and look for “For Sale” signs. Even if you’re home is beautiful inside and staged perfectly, these house hunters may not ever get a chance to see the inside if the curb appeal is lacking. Make your home pop and stand out from others—some creative, colorful landscaping and a fresh coat of paint can go a long way.

Have at least one open house

Open houses are also essential for house hunters who happen to drive by your home, or for those who aren’t working with a real estate agent and don’t want to go through the trouble of setting up an appointment for a showing. Open houses make it easy for homebuyers to just pop in and take a look around, and you never know when a serious offer can result from just one open house. If you’re really in a rush, you may want to consider hosting open houses every weekend, until your home is sold.

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Nothing above is meant to provide financial, tax, or legal advice. You should meet with appropriate professionals for such services.

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