How to Prepare Your Home to Sell Faster!

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Over 64% of Americans own a home. Owning a home can be both stressful and rewarding. There may come a time when your existing home doesn’t meet your needs anymore. Instead of staying in a home you are not completely happy with, you need to think about selling it. Trying to sell a home without the help of an experienced real estate agent can be difficult.

This is why you need to take the time to research the various real estate agents in your area. Doing this will allow you to figure out which one is the right fit for your needs. Selling your home in a hurry is a lot harder than you may realize. Read below for some tips on how to speed up the home selling process.

Ensure it is Priced Correctly

One of the main things you need to consider when trying to sell your home in a hurry is the price. Some homeowners make the mistake of putting a price on a home before doing some research. If your home is priced above what other similar residences in the area are, it will drive potential buyers away.

If you are unsure about what the price should be, working with a real estate agent is crucial. They will be able to look at similar houses for sale in your area to figure out this vital factor. With their help, you can price your home competitively from the outset and get the residence sold in a timely manner.

Bulk Up Your Home Security

Most modern home buyers will do a lot of research before going out to look for properties in their area. One of the main things most home buyers want is a secure residence. This is why you need to work on bulking up your home security. Inspecting every part of your residence to see where security vulnerabilities exist is crucial. There are factors to consider when pricing your home for sale.

Doing things like having a new security system or window alarms installed is a good idea. This is to make sure your windows are safe and cannot be used by intruders. Working with experienced home security professionals is a great way to ensure the right equipment is purchased. These professionals will also be able to help you install the equipment in a hurry. You want to be sure you have taken all steps to ensure that your home is secure.

Fix Any Repair Issues Your Home May Have

If you want to sell your home in a hurry, you need to make sure it is in pristine shape. Inspecting the home and making a list of repair issues that need to be addressed is a must. Addressing these smaller repair issues can help you close the deal with a potential buyer. Dealing with any repair issues will also help to boost home value.

If you find serious repair issues, it is probably a good idea to consult with experienced professionals. Trying to fix complicated problems with your plumbing, electrical or roofing system can result in more damage being done. Rather than make matters worse due to your lack of experience, you need to pay professionals for their assistance. Keep in mind, that any deferred maintenance or items that need repair will arise during a home inspection.

Work on Improving Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is very important as a home only has one chance to make a good first impressionCatching the attention of potential home buyers is much easier if the outside of your residence looks appealing. This is why investing in things landscaping and a new exterior paint job is a wise move. While these upgrades will be a bit expensive, they are worth the money considering the value they can add. A professional landscaping company will have no problem getting the right design in place and maintaining it for the foreseeable future. There are some excellent ideas and tips on how to design and landscape a small garden

Prepare Your Home for the Selling Process

The key to successfully selling your home is putting yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer. Thinking like a buyer and imagine what they will see when they walk through the door. Your Realtor can help you determine what changes need to be made to improve the look and functionality of your residence. 

Final Thoughts

Preparation is the key to a successful home sale. Ensuring that deferred maintenance has been addressed and that the exterior of the home is appealing will be inviting to potential buyers. Consult with your real estate agent on how to prepare your home to sell! 

About the Author

The above article was written by Wendy Dessler. Wendy is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audiences online through networking, outreach, and partnerships and networking.

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Comments (2)

Lindsay Reagan, Realtor
Bowen Realty - Wellington, FL

Over the years I have been surprised with sellers that just don't want to listen.  I intially meet them at their house and spend several hours with them.  I go over a Checklist of things that should be done prior to putting their home on the market.  I have carefully compiled these suggestions over the years from what  I have seen and heard from buyers and agents.  This list advises my seller as to what appeals to them and what turns them off. Some things are as simple as trimming the shrubs and applying a new layer of mulch.  I have had an owner of $1.5 million dollar home refuse to put down mulch as it would cost a few hundred dollars.  A seller recently decided he needed to paint his orange kitchen a more neutral color...They chose sunflower yellow!  During my first visit I mentioned that he would do well to paint all the rooms a nice beige. Every one of his rooms were painted a different color.  Ranging from seafoam green, turquoise, orange and lime green.  The icing on the cake was the dirty tub

May 07, 2020 04:43 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.  Stay safe.

May 08, 2020 02:09 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I like that you made price properly #1. None of the rest matters on an over priced home. The price has to be validated by the improvements, yet be within market value. Great post!

Jun 17, 2020 06:45 AM