Tips for selling your home fast

Great Tips To Sell Your House FAST! As the home-sales season goes in to high gear, you may feel extra pressure to sell your house in a hurry. Here are some ways to set a winning pace in the home-sale race.

Hire a top-notch sales agent. Going it alone or FSBO (For Sale By Owner)  is a lot easier in a sellers market. But today, you need a good real estate agent that can get the job done.

Price it right. The No. 1 thing that will sell a house quickly is price. If you price it right, it will sell. If you price it wrong, it won't sell."  The agent you hired should have a good sense of what price will help sell your home sooner rather than later. As the owner, your objectivity is diminished, so give your agent free rein, within reason, to set the price. The broker will look at the average days a home in your neighborhood is on the market, how your home compares to others in the area and its condition.

Create an adjustable sales plan. Come up with a sales strategy, but make sure it's flexible. What's your initial asking price? How long will you insist on it before making a reduction? How much of a cut will you accept? What about after that? Having a plan in place will help you react quickly, according to Greenwood, and will move your home that much more quickly.


Clear out the clutter. Getting out the clutter can seem daunting and even a little emotionally intimidating.  After you thought you got out the clutter, take out more. Get it spare, open and fresh. Remember, less is more.

Offer incentives. Incentives can help shorten the sales cycle, but be careful. Agents are divided on how much they help. If prospective buyers get the idea that you're desperate to sell, they will try to get you to accept a bargain-basement price.  For the most part, adding premiums can help speed a house sale. A popular incentive offered purchasers is closing-cost help.

Ask for company help. If you're relocating because of a job change or company transfer, you may be eligible for home-sale help from your employer or a relocation company representing your employer.

Rent it. If time runs out consider renting it. Just be sure to strike a deal with the renters so your home will be available for showing. For example, if a home such as yours normally rents for $1,000 a month, offer a discount (say $750) in exchange for the renters making the house accessible for showings to potential buyers. The downside of renting a house that you're trying to sell is that its condition probably won't be as pristine as you or buyers would like. One way around this problem,  is to rent with an option to buy. Let people move in six months and pay rent and then close.