Selling a home can’t be done overnight – it requires a lot of preparation and hard work. For this kind of task, an expert’s guidance is highly recommended. And if you want to sell your home fast, you need to be sharp.
To get you started, this handy guide will show you the fastest way to sell a house.
- Start with a top-selling real estate agent
- Declutter and depersonalize your home
Nothing beats working with an expert to successfully sell your home. Hiring a reliable agent is ideally the first step you should take. They have the right set of skills and the training for the task. This person should be willing to guide you through the home selling process from the beginning to the end.
One of the simplest steps to a successful home sale is to remove all clutter from your home. Key areas to concentrate on include:
- kitchen countertops
- floors and room corners
- bathroom counters, toilets, tubs, and showers
- cabinets and appliances
- basement and garage
Aside from cleaning, it’s also essential to depersonalize the space. Remove all personal items such as family photos and memorabilia. You want buyers to see the house as their home, not yours. Remove political and religious items, souvenirs from your travels, and everything else that can make a buyer think less of the house and more about you.
Setting the right price for your home is key to getting offers from home buyers. Listing your house for too high a price will shun buyers from taking an interest in it. And if your listing sits on the market for too long, they might think there must be something wrong with it.
Curb appeal matters a lot in forming first impressions about a home on sale. The moment potential buyers come over, you have to wow them with a home façade that will entice them to look inside.
Here are several ways to up the ante on your home’s curb appeal:
- Get rid of unsightly front yard clutter by selling or recycling these.
- Mow the lawn and plant colorful and eye-catching shrubbery.
- Make sure the walkway, steps, porch, and front door are in tip-top shape and cleared of obstacles that could block the path to your doorway.
- Repaint the walls and add interesting ornaments like shiny house numbers, a porch light, or a garden bench
Your agent should know how to maximize the digital realm to get your home sold fast and with a decent profit. Online listing sites like Zillow and Trulia are the most popular ones around for getting the word out on your home for sale. But it’s literally a battleground for attention out there. How do you make sure your property gets the edge over the rest?
The answer lies in taking good (and lots of) photos of your property then picking the best ones for posting. Better yet, hire a professional photographer to take clear and stunning photos of your home. That should bring intrigued buyers out of the woodwork and onto your home.
With so many homes for sale in and around Malibu, CA, Santa Monica, and Venice, CA, you’ll want to ensure your property will stand out among the rest. Learn more about the secrets of home selling by connecting with me, Marco de Longeville, today! Give me a call at 213.675.0197 or drop me a note here. Let’s discuss your best options.