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Killer Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

Selling your house can be exhausting and frustrating at the same time. If you’ve ever tried selling your house before, you know how frustrating it can be to wait for buyers to contact you and pray that one of them would make a great offer.

Keep these things in mind if you want to sell your house fast and for top dollar. With these simple tips, you can expect an offer in no time.

Get real about pricing

Potential buyers will look at dozens and dozens of houses before deciding which one to buy. Because of this, many of them already have an idea about the average sales price of similar properties in the area. The problem is that, most sellers believe that their house is more special than the others. As a result, they jack up the price by about 5 - 10%.

Sure, setting a high asking price could mean you can get more money out of your property. But your home may also end up languishing on the market if the asking price is too high. To make your home more competitive, ask your real estate agent to provide a comparative market analysis. Use this as a guide when setting a price for your home.

Stage the exterior, too

Curb appeal matters when it comes to selling your house. Most buyers decide whether or not they’re interested in your house just by looking at your home’s exterior. If the house looks dirty and unkempt form the outside, buyers will think that the seller failed to keep up with maintenance and that the house is in bad shape.

Most sellers put so much time and effort in beautifying the interiors that they fail to improve curb appeal. Spruce up your home’s exterior by applying a fresh coat of paint, planting bright-colored flowers and keeping the walkway and driveway clean. This will make your home attractive to potential buyers.

Always be ready to show

When buyers walk into your home, they’ll inspect every aspect of your home. They’ll walk into every room, look in the closet, drawers and cabinets and even check out the bathroom. That said, it is important to keep your home clean and organized at all times. You’ll never know when a buyer is going to walk through the door.

Light a fire

If you are selling your home during the winter, make sure your home feels warm and inviting. If you have a fireplace, go ahead and light a fire. If not, then just crank up the heat to keep your guests warm and toasty. This will give potential buyers a reason to stay a little bit longer and really look at your house.