How to Sell a Home Quickly
When it comes to selling a home, no one wants theirs to sit on the market for months without any offers. But is there a way to keep that from happening? Unfortunately, there’s no sure-fire way to have a home sell instantly, but there are a lot of strategies homeowners can use to help their home sell faster than it would without any help. Here are some of those ways.
Use Curb Appeal to Make the Home Welcoming
Everyone knows that first impressions are of the utmost importance, and that’s no different with homes than it is with people. If buyers see a yard with dead grass and a garden that looks like a jungle, there’s a good chance they’ll assume the inside of the home looks just as unkempt and cross it off the list to move onto the next home.
Doing regular lawn maintenance, weeding the garden, and giving the home’s exterior fresh paint can all be effective ways to boost curb appeal. And on top of helping get buyers in the home, having appealing landscaping can also add value to a home.
Finish All Repairs Before Showing
Before arranging home showings with agents, make sure all repairs the home needs are completely finished. This means there shouldn’t be any leaks, half-painted walls, and definitely not any large renovations going on. Buyers want to see the home in the state they’ll be moving into, not while it’s in the middle of repairs.
Invest Time in Home Staging
Home staging can be beneficial for almost any home. In order to get the most out of staging, homeowners can hire a professional home staging service, or they can choose to do it on their own. Whether professional or DIY, good home staging will do several things:
- Depersonalize a space to allow buyers to envision themselves living there by removing items like family photos, certificates, posters, and so on
- Declutter spaces by removing anything that doesn’t need to be there as well as anything that may be distracting such as “talking piece” furniture
- Accentuate spaces by arranging furniture to utilize the space in the most effective way to inspire buyers with ideas to decorate should the purchase the home
Say Goodbye to Pets (During Home Showings)
Many people are allergic to animals or even afraid of them, so when it comes to home showings, cats, dogs, and other animals should be temporarily taken out of the home to prevent any accidents. Similarly, homeowners should try to hide any of their pets’ things, such as food bowls, beds, toys, and so on. Not only does this help remove clutter from the home to make it look cleaner, but it also hides concrete evidence that a pet lives in the home so it won’t distract buyers who don’t like animals.
Prepare High Quality Online Listings
Online listings are the best way to get word out about a home for sale, so when making one, it’s important to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Pictures are of the utmost importance, so it can pay in the long run to hire a photographer or rent a quality camera to take pictures. Try to include at least one picture of every room or, to go the extra mile, consider doing a video walkthrough of the home.
By using these strategies, any homeowner can give their home the advantage it needs on the housing market to lead to a fast sale—even in a real estate market like Beverly Hills. For more ideas for how to boost a home’s chances of selling, try looking online to find inspiration.