Whether your home has become too large for you to handle, you are struggling to pay your expenses or you have accepted a job in another state, there are times when you may want to sell your property as quickly as possible. Or, maybe you have fallen in love with another house and need to sell your own so you can afford it.
Here are some tips from Forbes about how you can sell your home fast.
Create a financial incentive
Everyone loves feeling as if they are getting a bargain and this is especially true when it comes to a purchase as large as real estate. One way to encourage the sale of your house is to give potential buyers the opportunity to save some money. There are many ways in which you can do this, including:
- Pricing the house slightly below market value
- Offering to pay for all or part of the closing costs
- Proposing cash back toward a needed repair or replacement
- Offering seller financing if you have the means to do so
You can also create an incentive for brokers to work hard to close this deal for you by negotiating to pay a higher commission to them if the home is sold quickly.
Create a fabulous vision
Buyers do not want to walk into an apartment or house cluttered with your belongings for two reasons. One, it makes it difficult for them to imagine themselves living there. Two, it forms a perception that it is going to take a long time for you to clear out of the space. Be sure to declutter your house as much as possible so it can make a fabulous impression on potential homeowners.
If you can afford to do so, invest in high-quality photographs and even a professional stager. If that is not an option, minimize your belongings and add some fresh flowers in different rooms. After all, you want people to be able to imagine a wonderful life in this home.