The need to put your home up for sale can happen quite suddenly if it is motivated by a new job. It may require that you move to a new home before you have the old one sold. Each month your old home goes unsold will be another month that you pay the mortgage, taxes, and insurance. These tips can help get a seller interested in your home faster.
Fix Small Problems
Living in a home for a long time causes you to become accustomed to all of the imperfections that have been caused over the years. Scratched paint, scuffed floors, and bland landscaping may all start to blend in rather than stick out like a sore thumb. That's why you want to go around the house and make any small improvements that you see need to be done.
Small problems can be a deterrent to a potential buyer, since they make a home look not well-cared for and in disrepair. It will not cost much to make the repairs, and can actually save you money by helping you sell your home faster.
Stage the Furniture
Moving suddenly means that you will have a house that is totally empty. Even if you moved recently and have not had the house up for sale that long, an empty house can give the appearance that is the exact opposite of the real circumstances. Buyers may think that the home has been up for sale for a long time and that there is no interest in the property.
A real estate agent can help you with staging your home with furniture while it is empty. Not only does it make the home not feel quite as empty, but can give the buyer an idea about how their own furniture fits into the space. If you need to rent furniture and want to get the most use out of it, consider renting the furniture when planning on hosting an open house.
Price the Home Appropriately
A mistake that many homeowners make is pricing their home too high. If you do not have experience in home sales, it can be difficult to find the sweet spot for a price that is not too high or too low. A real estate agent knows the area better than you do and can list the home for a price that is competitive to other homes around you. If the price is right, then buyers will come.