For most homeowners, once they make the decision to sell their house the goal is to do so in a timely manner and, of course, to get top dollar for the property. For anyone who has dipped their toes in the real estate market, you know better than anyone that there is no guarantee and that the market can be quite volatile. Just because you’ve listed your home for what you think is a fair and reasonable price, it doesn’t mean it will sell fast.
With that said, there are some steps and tips you can use that can help speed up the sale of the home that don’t involve you dropping the asking price. Let’s take a closer look.
Work with an Experienced Real Estate Agent
The first tip is to make sure you are working with an experienced real estate agent. While it can be tempting to sell your house privately and not bring in an agent, the fact is that agents have a network of potential customers they can tap into, and they can offer invaluable advice. Just be sure to pick an agent who is familiar with your town/city, your neighborhood, style of home, and so forth.
A real estate agent will be able to list the home professional, conduct private viewings, and even hold an open house to generate buzz and interest.
Improve the Curb Appeal with Minor Updates
Did you also know that some minor updates to the exterior of the home can go far in terms of a fast sale? Improving the curb appeal means potential buyers will take a second look, and be drawn in. It’s hard to sell your house if your home doesn’t get attention.
Minor updates you can make include:
- Making sure the landscaping is well-maintained
- Ensuring the grass is cut and clean looking
- Giving the front door a fresh coat of paint using a pop of color
- Using planters with brightly colored flowers
- Installing new exterior lights
- Making use of patio furniture to create a sense of welcoming and comfort
Look into Professional Virtual Staging
You’ve probably heard of professional staging of your home, but what about virtual staging? The fact is that when people are looking to buy a new home, the pictures that accompany the listing will have a huge impact. They can literally make or break the sale. Unfortunately, having a professional come in and stage your home can be a hassle, time-consuming, and expensive. Virtual staging eliminates each of these issues since the stating is done digitally, with no changes needed to your actual home.
You can take a look at some of the stunning differences virtual staging offers on the Barion Design website, which specializes in luxury virtual staging in New York City. It’s truly surprising just how much it can elevate the appeal of a property.
These simple tips can certainly help to speed up the sale of your home without you having to slash the asking price.