When it comes to selling a home, there is definite merit to the idea that time is money. In other words, the longer a home sits on the market, the more it costs the seller. Some of the costs are tangible, such as if they have to move before selling their house, they still have to pay the mortgage or other expenses while paying the same on another home or rental. But there are intangible costs as well, such as all the time they spend preparing for showings, open houses or other necessary events. There are, however, ways to create more demand for a home, which can help it sell quickly. Here are 3 great ways to sell a home fast.
Tech It Up
While smart home tech got off to a somewhat sluggish start, demand for connected tech is on the rise and expected to only increase exponentially. The best news about installing smart tech is that you can do almost an entire home smart makeover in just a few days and for less than $1,000. While a smart tech upgrade is not likely to significantly increase the value of a home, it can make a home stand out in a competitive market. It can also become the tipping point for buyers who have two equally attractive options.
Clean It Up
By now we all know the value of curb appeal but boosting curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. Boosting curb appeal simply means making the exterior of the home look neat, clean, tidy and attractive. Make sure the lawn is neat, tidy and well-manicured and any gardens or flower beds are equally neat and tidy. Add some touches to the front porch like a wreath, a rocking chair or a welcome mat. Make sure exterior paint is neat and tidy and free from chips or peeling paint. Inside, you want to clear away extraneous furniture and knick-knacks to present a clean, smooth streamlined look. The goal is to create a blank canvas that allows potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. You want them to not see themselves living in the home as-is, but rather to imagine what they could do with it.
Show It Off
Let’s face it, no one likes having their time wasted. While many people think the goal is to list the home for sale astoria or and simply get as many people as possible to come see it, the real goal is quality, not quantity. In other words, you want genuinely interested buyers to come and see the home, not simply curious looky-loos. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by posting plenty of high-quality pictures of the home, both interior and exterior. The more of a full picture of the home you can give people, the less likely you are to have potential buyers walk in and walk out within a few seconds because it’s not what they are looking for.
Selling a home can be a long, grueling agonizing process but it doesn’t have to be. By preparing a home adequately for a sale, it can actually be a fairly quick, easy and painless process. Be prepared, and happy selling.