Three easy steps for selling your house in less than a week!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Three easy steps for selling your house in less than a week!Do you want to sell your house? Would you like to have a contract for full list price or more in less than a week?

Here are three easy steps to ensure that your house is one of those “hot” properties that everyone wants:

1) Price it correctly. In real estate many factors determine price. Location, schools, amenities and features all figure into the calculation. Don’t try to “test the market” by starting high and work your way down. Price your home at market and you will do OK. Price it slightly below market and you will have buyers beating a path to your door.

2) Have the property in move-in ready condition! Buyers want to buy a house and NOT a project. Buyers want to visualize placing their furniture and do not want to think about the cost of replacing the roof.

3) Make your house available to be shown. No one will buy your house if they can’t see it. It doesn’t make any sense at all to offer a product that cannot be displayed. Every showing that is prohibited is one less chance to get top dollar for your house.

 To sum up, price, condition and availability are the three keys to selling a house quickly.

Do it right from the start and you will most likely have multiple offers in less than a week.


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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Richard, you have hit the nail on the head in this post! 

Mar 31, 2013 04:57 AM #109
Paddy Deighan JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

it really is as simple as your three steps mentioned in your blog....I guess that as human beings we tend to make things more complicated than they need to be

Mar 31, 2013 06:17 AM #110
Gabriel Rojas - 917-674-6556
Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Property - San Francisco, CA

Simplicity is key here. Thank you for the reminder!

Mar 31, 2013 08:28 AM #111
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Fort Myers, FL

I have to agree, if you have those 3 things in place, you have a good chance of selling it in a week.  The problem is getting the sellers to agree to those 3 things.  It all depends on how well the seller is motivated and listens to their agent.

Mar 31, 2013 10:14 AM #112
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

Most Sellers settle for 2 out of three, or maybe just one. Then they wonder "WHY???"

Mar 31, 2013 12:33 PM #113
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

HOw true, available properties sell to ready willing and able buyers.  Sellers need to have home ready to show!


Mar 31, 2013 01:13 PM #114
Brenda Van Fossen
Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., Realtors, Lynchburg VA - Lynchburg, VA


I showed a home yesterday that was a foreclosure.  It was not torn up the way a lot of foreclosures are but it needed work.  It was a great price for a home in a great neighborhood.  When fixed up, it would have a lot of equity.  The buyers said too much work.  They had done a lot to their current home and they didn't want another project.

Apr 01, 2013 12:00 AM #115
Lehel Szucs
All Seasons Real Estate, Inc. - Covina, CA
REALTOR of choice

once the property is on the mls I agree that the three points above will help it sell fast ... 

Apr 01, 2013 01:18 AM #116
Angelica Williams
DeLuca Real Estate - Monterey, CA
Angelica Williams

Great advice! All three definitely contribute to a seller being successful in the sale of their home. We can not sell a home that we can not show

Apr 01, 2013 03:32 AM #117
Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

LOL Price is a key factors ;) Hard to believe that sellers have the hardest time with that even though when they are a buyer they seem to get the point just fine.

Apr 01, 2013 06:48 AM #118
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Richard having the right agent who will market it right too is important and I suspect in Newnan Georgia you are that guy.

Apr 01, 2013 08:44 AM #119
Janine Boulay-Seibert
Remax Town & Country - Murphy, NC
NC & GA Real Estate Broker

Words of wisdom. This should be the standard. Gonna make a plaque for my wall. 

Apr 01, 2013 12:39 PM #120
Carmela Jacobs
Carmela Realty - Thousand Oaks, CA
Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor


Price, condition and availability, all great points  for Sellers  to consider when listing their home. 


Apr 02, 2013 02:13 AM #121
Jack Fleming
Weichert, Realtors - Wayne, PA

Richard this may be the greatest blog ever written. Now if only I could get my sellers to understand. I may print this on the back of my business card.

Do I have your permission to include your advice in my personal website?

Apr 02, 2013 10:38 AM #122
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty

Way to go Richard! You have summed up the best advice for sellers in a very short, easy to read post.  Awesome!!

Apr 02, 2013 11:38 PM #123
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

If only all sellers listened to us!  It's really very simple..

Apr 04, 2013 12:31 PM #124
Kathy Booth, Setting the Stage
Setting the Stage - Newmarket, ON
Home Staging and ReDesign Professional

Its so true that price and "move in ready" or home presentation go hand in hand.

Apr 04, 2013 10:58 PM #125
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Richard,

You are so right!! As Phil says only doing 2 out of three won't cut it!! Great strategy Richard..a proven professional you are is why sellers in Newnan GA come to you when it's time to sell.

Apr 07, 2013 09:18 PM #126
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance
Basics that speak the truth in multiples. The key is getting sellers to listen and act.
Apr 07, 2013 09:20 PM #127
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
So true. But not only available but when folks come over, turn on the lights and maybe the air conditioner. Lol
May 09, 2013 02:20 AM #128
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