5 Steps to Sell Your House Quickly

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Open Door Auctions


 When you’re ready to sell your house, it’s assumed you prefer to do it quickly rather than slowly, though we offer our apologies to sellers in the latter category. It’s safe to say the VAST majority want to move that real estate out of their hands pronto. It used to be that your best hope to sell your house quickly was to list it with a traditional real estate agent and then get busy praying because the whole house sales process seemed to be out of your hands.

Turns out the world of real estate has changed a bit and you now have almost complete control over the time your house spends on the market. While no one can guarantee exactly what the final purchase price will be, we can offer you six tips almost guaranteed to have it spending less time on the market. MUCH less time on the market. How does two weeks sound?

1. List with Open Door Auctions: It may be self serving, but since it’s true, we hope you’ll forgive us. Our business model is built around taking your property through the entire sales process – listing to acceptance – in two short weeks. That’s fourteen days where we come from. If you do nothing else right in this year, choose to sell your property with us and you’ll be okay.

2. Pick a Price: Have you been the unfortunate victim of price badgering by your real estate agent? We don’t want to paint with too broad a brush but we’ve heard more than one horror story of overly exuberant agents who don’t want to hear input on the listing price from the property owner. We believe that it’s your property. You should pick the opening list price. With our real estate sales model, it gets reduced every few days to bump it back to the top of the MLS, so don’t get too hung up on the initial listing.

3. Don’t Wait for the Phone to Ring: Yes, we’re adding another action you DON’T have to do to the list, namely, don’t grow to hate your telephone as we call umpteen times a day with the excruciating but all too common offer/counteroffer process. We don’t play that old-fashioned negotiation game when you ask us to help you sell your house. Our innovative house auction process is designed to attract anywhere up to 30 bids or more by displaying the property at various price points over the two week time span. Though you’re welcome to call us any time you have a question, don’t worry about us bugging you. It simply won’t happen.

4. Ponder Your Choices: Strange as it might seem, there’s not a whole lot for you to do between the time we list your house and the time of the auction two weeks later. Relax and rest easy that your house is in the hands of real estate marketing professionals like Molly Rielly, who is highly experienced in all phases of the industry, having logged more than twenty years from San Diego to Orange County. Your services won’t be called upon until the day of the house auction when Molly, Nicole, or Jason present you with a handful (or more) of bids for your house.

5. Decide! The last step of the process of selling your house is to decide which offer to accept. We should remind you that you don’t HAVE to accept any bid, but should remember that the local market has spoken with a frequently unerring opinion of what your house is worth. Sometimes it’s less than the ideal number you had in your head and sometimes it’s more. You’re under no obligation to take any of them, though we do suggest you think long and hard before deciding not to sell. The market is rarely wrong and you are probably more than ready to get on with your life.

The preceding five steps to sell your house are all you really need to know. It’s not complicated and it’s not slow when you opt for Open Door Auctions.

The Open Door Auctions Team

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Krista Lombardi
Prudential Calfornia Realty - San Diego, CA

I like Dont Wait For The Phone To Ring. Have a good day.

Aug 08, 2011 06:47 AM
Stephanie Leon | Miami Lakes Realtor®
Realty Empire Incorporated - Miami Lakes, FL
Turning For Sale Into SOLD!

Great Tips.. Thanks for sharing...

Aug 08, 2011 06:48 AM
Edward Perez
Sothbey's International Realty - Hoboken, NJ

Why not price at $1 and let the market decide?  It's the same logic as an arbitrary number from the seller and will attract a lot of attention than if the market views the initial asking price as too high.

Time on market may affect the value so beginning at a unrealistic introductory price point may detract a buyer from making an offer.  That buyer may go to another property and is essentially "off the market" at that point.

Just an observation.

Aug 08, 2011 06:58 AM
Nicole Thome
Open Door Auctions - Irvine, CA

Hi Eddie, see this blog post for more info on our pricing methodology:


Aug 08, 2011 07:12 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Happy Sunday!

Aug 13, 2011 11:14 PM