The one thing that you have to understand in a seller’s market is that just because there are more buyers than houses does not guarantee you will get the price you are asking. Some buyers are patient, and if the right hose comes to market they will actually get in a bidding war over it, leaving your home to sit stale while others sell in days.
The first thing to focus on is the presentation of your home. Just because there is limited inventory, don’t get lazy here. Take some time to get all the clutter out of the house and into storage. By clutter, we are talking about things that you will have to eventually pack anyway that are taking up valuable space in the closets, attic, basement, or garage. The house needs to be clutter-free so it appears more spacious to potential buyers.
Next, we focus on cleaning the inside so it looks like a model house. Hire a cleaning company that can steam-clean the carpeting, wash the floors, clean the window treatments, restore shine to the bathroom, and eliminate odors from upholstery. The few dollars you spend now will make certain that you sell the house in record time once it goes to market.
Now we need to start working on the exterior of the house. Call in a professional landscaping crew to cut the lawn, edge the property, trim the bushes and trees, and mulch the flower beds. Rent a power washer and restore the shine to gutters, siding, walkways, the driveway, garage door, fences, and patio area. By creating a stunning exterior, you make it easy to increase the curb appeal and have potential buyers become emotionally connected to the house.
Now is the time to find the best local real estate agent. Your realtor will now send over a crew to video and photograph all of the house so it can be listed online and in some local realty publications. Your realtor is the key to getting your property seen by as many potential buyers as possible. The right realtor has many connections in this industry, and they can have qualified buyers in the house that same day who may fall in love with your well-cared for home.
Now you know all the tricks to selling the house fast even in a seller’s market.
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