This guide outlines the top 10 ways to sell your home fast. Before we delve into the specifics, I would like to preface this guide by saying two things; there has never been a better time to sell a home, and pricing your home right is the key to generating a lot of interest in your property and ultimately selling your home fast.
Why the Worst Time to Buy a Home is the Best Time to Sell Your Home:
Let’s face it, the current real estate market is very strong. Needless to say, all real estate markets are regional by nature, but broadly speaking, there has never been a better time to sell your home.
However, there is no telling how long the euphoria of rising real estate prices can sustain itself. One thing is clear, the trend of rising home prices will not last forever. Neither here in Seattle, nor nationally.
Here is the bottom line; Seattle and many other major cities experiencing booming real estate prices are home sellers’ dream markets and home buyers’ worst nightmares. If your home is located in a hot real estate market, it may be wise to sell it while the selling is still hot. 😉
Regardless of where in the US your property is located, if you are thinking about selling it, you may want to move quickly before the market conditions change. As Warren Buffett famously said, be fearful when others are greedy.
Is Your Home Ready for a Quick Sale?
Unless you want to take a major hit on the sale price of your property or sell it at a substantial discount to the “we buy ugly houses” guys who pay cash and close fast, you will want to do your homework.
The key to a quick sale is to look at the sale process through the eyes of the buyer and their home appraiser. Understand what they want to see, deliver it on the plate, and close the deal, fast!
Note: Obviously, it’s not that difficult to sell a house with “some issues” in a very hot sellers’ market, and some lazy home sellers do just that, but in doing so they are often leaving money on the table. It may be wiser to address any major issues with your home prior to listing it for sale, so you can maximize the sale price and attract the most buyers in the shortest amount of time.
Pro Tip: The key to a quick sale is to remove as many major obstacles leading up to the sale as possible.
Removing the Obstacles and Getting Your Home Ready for a Quick Sale with Flying Colors:
1. Got Junk in Your Home, Basement or Backyard?
Hopefully you are not drowning in junk, but if you are a hoarder, then it’s time to clean up and rid your home of all the junk. It’s the most critical step to take if you want to sell your home quickly.
Nobody will want to buy a house with junk cars in the backyard, a seriously-cluttered basement, or closets filled with stuff that should be in a museum! 😉
Pro Tip: Get rid of all your clutter fast by renting a dumpster.
If you are too busy or feeling overwhelmed to do it yourself, consider calling a junk removal company to help you get rid of all the stuff that you don’t need. Fast!