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donnieyen's picture

Make a lasting first impression
The front door should be clean and presentable. If the doorbell is not working repair it.

Walls and woodwork
Faded walls and worn woodwork won’t sell your home. A small investment in paint or wallpaper will.

Let the sun shine in
Open the drapes and curtains. Clean the window and panes. Turn on the lights. House buyers are drawn to bright, cheerful interior.

Call the plumber and the electrician
Dripping water taps suggest worn out plumbing or careless maintenance. Clean those rust stained sinks. And make sure the drains are running free and clear. Loose electrical wires, broken sockets and fused out bulbs, flickering tube-lights are a no-no.

The devil’s in the details
Loose door knobs and handles. Creaky doors. Door latches not closing smoothly. Sticking drawers. Wobbly hinges. Jammed windows. They can all cost you a potential customer. Fix the defects and they make a sale.

Safety sells
Keep staircases and corridors clean and free of clutter. Cluttered areas are not only unattractive; they are dangerous as well.

Sell the whole home
Let prospects see the big picture. Make sure your attic is presentable, your garage is neat and your basement is organized. Give storeroom space a clean coat of paint.

Buyers love big closets and wall cupboards
And they look even bigger when they are clean, neat and well organized. Get rid of piles of clothes, old cartons and other clutter.

Bathrooms are big sellers.
Make bathrooms sparkle. Clean sinks and bowls. Recaulk where needed. Make sure towels and bathroom mats are freshly washed.

Wake up your bedrooms
Remove excess furniture. Use attractive and colourful bed linens and spreads. Open the drapes and curtains and let the light in. Remember, this is where your buyers spend one third of their lives.

It is now showtime! Here are ten suggestions to help you make the most of it.

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roofrestorationquotes's picture

Thanks all these tips are very helpful for homeowners who wants to sell their homes. This ia a very good guide for them. Thanks for sharing!

Harshada's picture

Hii  There are some tips to sell your home fast:

  • Differentiate From the Neighbors: To attract attention and to make your home more memorable, consider custom designs or additions, such as landscaping, high-grade windows or a new roof. This can help improve the home's aesthetics, while potentially adding value to the home.
  • Clean the Clutter: It is imperative to remove all clutter from the home before showing it to potential buyers because buyers need to be able to picture themselves in the space.
  • Improve Curb Appeal: The first thing a buyer sees is a home's external appearance and the way it fits into the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Pricing it right: It's not always imperative to be the lowest priced home on the block, particularly when aesthetic and other significant improvements have been made.

        I hope this answer will be helpful to you.

elinahenry's picture

Thanks for sharing these tips . its very helpful for sell or buy home.

brianthompson's picture

ChalmersAbrams wrote:
For selling a thing faster the representation of the thing should be at its best same in the context to home. To sell a home faster the outlook of the home should be perfect, properly furnished and in appropriate area. To avoid the risk of loss evaluate property from expert he will provide you the best value you can get for the property.
 If you are looking to sell your home fast then you should make your home appealing and eye catchy. This thing can be done by complete home remodeling or renovating it with the help of professional painters. Taking the help of real estate agents for better idea would be beneficial too. You can also read and view some interesting options of ViewShortSale – San Diego Short Sales. You will see that the how can you sell out your home quickly and what is short sales.

shaincruz's picture

Thank you for sharing great knowledge with us. these tips is very helpful to buy or sell a home.

lauraedward's picture

good info

HazelJosephine's picture

Thank you for sharing great tips with us. Theses tips are really helpful especially for those who are going to buy their home first time, and still learning about investments.

dytecture's picture

Location is stilll #1, you can always renovation a house, but you can't move the house to a better location ! 

ChalmersAbrams's picture

For selling a thing faster the representation of the thing should be at its best same in the context to home. To sell a home faster the outlook of the home should be perfect, properly furnished and in appropriate area. To avoid the risk of loss evaluate property from expert he will provide you the best value you can get for the property.

gracesmith's picture

Thanks for the information there are eight tips for selling your home fast:
1 Hire a top-notch sales agent. "You need a good agent, an agent who knows your neighborhood" says Julie Greenwood, co-owner of Greenwood King Properties, a Houston real estate agency.

2 Price it right. The No. 1 thing that will sell a house quickly is price. "That's the name of the game," says Tom Innes, president of Re/Max Commonwealth in Richmond, Va. "If you price it right, it will sell. If you price it wrong, it won't sell."

OK, so just how do you play the home-sale version of "The Price is Right"? That crackerjack agent you hired should have a good sense of what price will help sell your home sooner rather than later. As the owner, your objectivity is diminished, so give your agent free rein, within reason, to set the price. The broker will look at the average days a home in your neighborhood is on the market, how your home compares to others in the area and its condition.

3 Create an adjustable sales plan. Come up with a sales strategy, but make sure it's flexible. What's your initial asking price? How long will you insist on it before making a reduction? How much of a cut will you accept? What about after that? Having a plan in place will help you react quickly, according to Greenwood, and will move your home that much more quickly.

4 Clear out the clutter. "Get the clutter out of it," says Stephen Roulac, author of the forthcoming "360 Housing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them." It will make your home more inviting to buyers. "After you thought you got out the clutter, take out more. Get it spare, open and fresh."

5 Offer incentives. Incentives can help shorten the sales cycle, but be careful. Agents are divided on how much they help.

"I think it can be a fine line between wanting to sell a house quickly and having it look like it's a fire sale," Greenwood says. If prospective buyers get the idea that you're desperate to sell, they will try to get you to accept a bargain-basement price.

Roulac, however, believes that adding premiums can help speed a house sale. A popular incentive offered purchasers is closing-cost help. You also can encourage your sales agent: Offer a higher commission for a speedy sale or give your broker show tickets, a meal at a fine restaurant or some other perk if the property moves quickly.

6 Don't get distracted. What about those "cash for homes" ads you see on matchbook covers, billboards and late-night TV? Agents say houses sold this way are heavily discounted. You will sell your property quickly, but it will go cheap, probably at a price that really won't make you happy. "If it's too good of an offer to be true, it is too good of an offer," says Re/Max's Innes.

7 Ask for company help. If you're relocating because of a job change or company transfer, you may be eligible for home-sale help from your employer or a relocation company representing your employer. "Generally speaking, these buyouts are fair," says Todd Thornton, a real estate instructor, consultant and author of "Home Buying Without the BS."

"An appraiser would appraise the property, and the buyout would be for the suggested fair market value less a sales fee," he explains. "The company would then put the home on the market with a local real estate professional."

While that's a great deal for the home sellers, Thornton notes that many companies are scaling back on their relocation packages, so it may not be an option.

8 Rent it. If time runs out and you've got to get out of Dodge without selling your home, consider renting it. Just be sure to strike a deal with the renters so your home will be available for showing. For example, if a home such as yours normally rents for $1,000 a month, offer a discount (say $750) in exchange for the renters making the house accessible for showings to potential buyers.

The downside of renting a house that you're trying to sell is that its condition probably won't be as pristine as you or buyers would like. One way around this problem, says Innes, is to rent with an option to buy. "Let people move in six months and pay rent and then close," he says.

MathewBossert's picture

One thing I always look at is Appeal. Having a Home with Curb Appeal good can add a lot of value in the minds of buyers. Have you ever walked past a house and just stopped to stare for a few seconds? That is Curb Appeal at work. If you like what you saw then the house had good Curb Appeal.

Which factors affect Curb Appeal? The two main factors that affect the Curb Appeal of your Home are: Your Home’s Exterior appearance and Your Yard.

Peeling paint, cracked windows, crumbling brickwork, dirty siding or a sagging porch are just a few of the major turnoffs for potential buyers. A fresh coat of paint on the front door or around the window frames, some new light fixtures or power washing the siding will really brighten up your exterior and make it much more attractive.

A clean yard is a must when getting Your Home ready for sale. Cut the lawn, trim the trees, add some color to the garden. The initial Curb Appeal of Your Home is judged by your front yard, so even if you have the most wonderful landscaping in the back yard, don’t ignore the front.

As you can see there are plenty of things that attract people to a home and focusing on improving those aspects of your home will make it that much easier to get the price you want. It’s these small touches that while individually might be overlooked, add to that overall picture that gives your home a great Curb Appeal.

Mathew Bossert

brain123's picture

Thanks donnieyen for sharing this information with us. I want to add more points that may help you to Sell Your Home Fast.

First impressions matter - Make sure the exterior appearance and yard is neat and tidy. The interior should be well organized, free of clutter and clean. Seek the advice of your real estate agent on the appearance of your home.

Maintain your home during the listing - Your home may be on the market for a number of months. Keep the yard maintained and make sure that the interior is neat and clean at all times. If a property is vacant, enlist the help of your real estate agent to keep an eye on the condition of the home when they visit for showings.

Go and see your competitors - There is no better way to gauge your competition and to set your price than to see similar homes for sale near you.

Price it to sell - Everyone wants to sell his or her home quickly, but to achieve this in today's market, you must price your home accurately. A home should be priced based on a recent market analysis on homes that have sold in your neighborhood.

Be willing to change the price - If no one is showing your property or if you have had no offers after a long time on the market, you need to lower your price.

Acknowledge your property's weaknesses - All real estate is unique and every property has certain weaknesses. Some homes have more obvious weaknesses that need to be addressed with your price.

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