Sell your home in 7 days
Everyone is looking for quick results these days when deciding to sell their home. After studying the process we’ve compiled 5 key points to selling your home in 7 days for more money!
1. Know Your Bottom Line
This is the least amount of money you as the seller need to net from the sale of your home. Having an agent or appraiser determine the likely amount that your house will sell for is a start. Once you have a general value range make sure to deduct 6 – 10% for agent fees, taxes and other closing cost. After paying off the mortgage balances the remainder is what you will bet netting from the sale of the home.
2. Price It Right
Once you’ve determined your homes value choosing an asking price is next up. Make sure your Realtor completes a comparative market analysis for your home. Based on the sale of homes in your area over the last 6 months you should be able to clearly determine what homes of similar size, condition and style are selling for in your neighborhood. Strategy should also be considered when setting the price of your home. If you are serious about selling your home within 7 days overpricing it would not be a smart move. You want your home to appear as a bargain to as many potential buyers as possible. A multiple offer situation would be ideal and in order to achieve that you must price it extremely competitively.
3. First impressions are almost permanent
Studies show that the first time a buyer walks into your home they make a decision within 15 seconds if they can imagine themselves living there. What does your home do to welcome in guest and create an inviting environment? Staging typically nets sellers on average more money than those who choose to not stage their home. Rooms to be considered when staging are; empty rooms, rooms with clutter, front living rooms and entry ways.
4. Photogenic Homes
If over 80% of buyers will see your home online first then it makes the most sense to display the home in it’s best light. Remove any clutter and personal items from the background of pictures. Make sure that the photos you are displaying are clear, high definition pictures shot int he best light possible. Not only are the quality of the photos important but what’s in the photo is just as important. Front of the house, kitchens, bathrooms and master bedrooms are most important. Having professional photos of your home is the best option when trying to highlight the features of your home. I compare this to Whopper at burger king, would any of us buy the hamburger if we truly knew what it looked like right before we ate it? We buy the hamburger based on that nice neat photo of all the ingredients precisely stacked on top of each other one by one. First impressions are everything when selling your home!
5. Nail the reveal
You only get one chance to debut your home on the market, make sure you nail it! Studies show that listing your home for sale on a Thursday or Friday creates the most buzz. When listed on those days you are able to catch buyers who are preparing to view homes over the weekend. Make sure your Realtor has your home listed on all the major real estate websites and not just MLS. Most real estate sites pull their data from MLS but some either have a delay or rely on Realtors to input them manually. Make sure your home is ready to show and all pre-listing task have been completed.
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