Quick Tips for Selling Quickly

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Prime Properties 009526424

 

Patience is a virtue for just about any circumstance including selling your home. Yet sometimes you must sell quickly when a job opportunity arises or you face an abrupt lifestyle change. Assuming your home is in good condition and free of liens, here are several tips to help expedite a sale.

1. Price your house correctly: Working with your agent, choose a price that’s somewhat lower than what you’re seeing in the market, but not too low that it will send up red flags. Let your agent establish a price he or she feels will make your house the buzz of the neighborhood. The amount may not be what you had envisioned—remember, the market has changed substantially over the last five years—yet when priced slightly below comparable sales you should attract serious buyers. Many Prudential Real Estate agents use the Prudential Value Range MarketingSM as an additional pricing resource. Instead of setting a specific price, a value range is selected enabling sellers to entertain offers in a defined range.

2. Be flexible, compromise: know your basement price and don’t be offended by offers within those parameters. Consider negotiating housewares and fixtures that may appeal to prospective buyers, such as those expensive new drapes you just installed, the dining-room chandelier or that slick, washer-drier combo. Conduct a complete inventory of household features to determine what you can and can’t live without.

3. Remove the clutter from your home: This must be done regardless of time frame. Throw away anything you won’t be taking with you and pack in storage items that you won’t miss during the sale process. Consider renting a storage pod that can be picked up and eventually moved to your new home.

4. Offer incentives: One popular incentive for a fast closing is to share or pay for your buyer’s closing costs. You may also offer higher commissions for a fast sale, which may lead to even more showings.

5. Rent to buy: If there’s interest in your home but no one is willing to step up to meet your timeline, offer prospective buyers the chance to rent your property with the right to buy it in six months or a year. Both parties win, as buyers can experience the home and neighborhood firsthand while you transition with cash flow to cover expenses. Indeed, home-selling requires time and patience yet there are several things you can do to help expedite the process, if necessary. With flexibility and creativity, you can increase your chances of a quick sale.

I can be reached at (508) 826- 6920.

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Posted by

John P.Kreiss, Realtor
Prudential Prime Properties
125 Turnpike Rd. #7
Westborough, MA 01581
Direct:  (508) 826-6920
Fax; (508) 630-2333
www.homesincentralmass.com
john@homesincentralmass.com


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Comments (2)

Rich Gaasenbeek
IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM - Toronto, ON
Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!

Great tips, John! I like to do "Quick tip" blog posts as well :)

Apr 10, 2013 06:51 AM
John Kreiss,REALTOR®,CBR®,SRES®,e-PRO®
Prudential Prime Properties - Marlborough, MA
Reaching the Lifestyles of Your Dreams

Thanks Rich.  I  try to create articles with the reader in mind, and quick tips is a good way to do it.  

John 

Apr 11, 2013 08:58 PM

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