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Effective Ways to Sell Your House Quickly

November 29, 2016

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One day, you may decide to sell your house and live in another place. When that time comes, you will want to sell is as quickly as possible for the highest amount possible.  That said, home selling can sometimes be challenging in a competitive market. When there are more buyers than available inventory, that is great news for sellers because houses tend to sell more quickly. However, when there are more houses listed that buyers wanting to buy, you must get more creative to sell your house quickly.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your home sell faster. It requires some effort, but the outcome is worth it. So, how do you effectively sell your house faster?

  • Stage your house. Presentation is everything. For example, why do some people choose to pay gourmet prices for even the simplest foods? Because they are presented in a compelling way. The same concept works for a house. When you present your house in an attractive manner, it is more appealing to people. Remove clutter, keep everything clean, and arrange things in a way that enables potential buyers to envision their own lives in that house.
  • Look for a reliable real estate agent. A real estate agent is a huge asset during the home selling process. For one thing, they put your house in front of an extensive network of other agents through the MLS, so more people know about your property. They also put in hours of work and use their expertise to properly market your home to potential buyers. They handle showings, so you don’t have to.
  • Repair what needs to be repaired. Do not leave cracks and chipped paint unaddressed. These are major turn-offs to buyers and can make your home feel “old”. Unless you are willing to lower your price, repair obvious problems.
  • Have good curb appeal. Never underestimate the power of your curb appeal. First impressions always last, and you want a buyer to be excited – not underwhelmed – when they walk through your front door.
  • Organize your things. Yes, you need to keep your things while you are still living in your house, but there is a difference between practical items and clutter. Having clutter in your house can really give a bad impression. When you put your house on the market, organize and de-clutter your house so it shows well….it will also give you a nice head start on packing!

Make entertainment available for the kids. There will be many families with small children who can be potential buyers. If the kids tag along, it can be difficult for the parents to concentrate on the house features if the kids are running around and making noise. Have a small box of basic toys or coloring books available to keep kids entertained while their parents tour your home.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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