In a perfect world, you would have plenty of time to sell your home. You could spend a month making little fixes to ensure everything looked perfect, shop around for the best realtor, and flip through hundreds of photos to see which best represented your home in an ad. But this is not a perfect world. You need to sell your home in a hurry, for whatever reason. How do you go about doing that? Well, you can start by following these tips.
1. Hire a real estate agent recommended by a friend.
You don't have time to interview five different real estate agents and pick the best one. So call up a friend or family member who bought or sold a home recently, and ask which real estate agent they used. As long as they had a good experience with the agent, go ahead and hire that agent. You can take your friend's word for it in this case!
2. Hire a landscaping team.
While the looks of your home's interior do matter, curb appeal is even more important. The better your home looks on the outside, the more people will come inside to look at it. The moment you know you need to sell, contact a landscaping team. Give them a budget, and tell them to do as much as they can to make your home's exterior look glorious. If they offer power washing services and will power wash your siding and sidewalks, too, that's even better.
3. Set the price fairly.
There are all sorts of different pricing strategies you can use in real estate. You can price a home below market value, hoping you'll get several interested buyers to bid against each other. You can over-price the home to drive off non-serious buyers. However, both of these strategies require you to take your time negotiating various offers. You're best off just pricing the home fairly. You will have to do less negotiating this way, which will speed up the sale.
4. Get the home inspected.
Typically, the buyer would pay to have the home inspected before purchasing it. But if you're in a hurry to sell, you can speed things along by having the home inspected yourself. Make a copy of the report handy to anyone who wants to make an offer. This way, when you find an interested buyer, you won't have to wait a week while they schedule a home inspection.
Selling a home in a hurry is possible. You just have to think creatively and follow the tips above. For more tips and ideas, talk to a residential real estate agent.