Helpful Tips to Help Sell Your Home Fast

The real-estate market is very competitive, especially with the recent downturn in the economy, a huge increase in the number of foreclosures and properties up for sale.

If you have decided to put your house on the market, be prepared to wait, unless you are extremely flexible. There are a few things you can do to help your home get noticed and hopefully sell.

• Hire An Experienced Agent

An experienced real-estate agent, with knowledge about your neighborhood and its market history can help in selling your house quickly. A quality real estate agent will have contacts and resources that you do not have, resources that will enable them to sell your home quickly and generally for a higher price.

• Set a Reasonable Asking Price

Initial asking price is always important; it could either make or break the sale of your home. Your real estate agent will have an idea on what should be the appropriate price for your house, along with the price range of other homes in the area that are currently for sale.. A house which is too expensive may push away prospective buyers while a very low price may raise some questions on the credibility of the property. You should ask your agent to do a comparable market analyses (CMA) to get an idea on what other houses in your area sold for.

• De-clutter

Potential buyers want to live in a nice home, not a messy one. Remove all the clutter and tidy up. Put away things that are not frequently used. Make your house look more spacious by getting rid of unnecessary furniture, clearing out cabinets, and removing items on top of tables and shelves. Do not smoke in the house and do not cook foods such as fish, and bacon, instead put an apple pie in the oven.

• Home staging

Home staging is an alternative if your home is empty. Home staging is about redesigning or arranging furniture around the home to make it more neutral, homey and comfortable for the prospective buyers. Home staging will help the client's picture themselves in the house.

• Minor Home Repairs

You can fix minor problems in the house like broken or dripping faucets or window treatments. Make a list of these types of problems and set aside a day to take care of them before you put your house on the market. You will be amazed at what can be accomplished in a day. By completing these minor repairs, you have also removed some potential negotiating points from the table.

• Let the House Sell Itself

When prospective buyers visit your house, it is better not to be there. Of course, you would like to meet the people sand show them how great the house is, but it would be uncomfortable for both buyer and seller. If you have taken the above advice the house will show very nicely. If you are there buyers will not be able to talk to the agents and express their real opinion of the real estate and property. If you must have a representative there your real estate agent should be the one to be there.

In this, buyers market, flexibility is the key to selling. There are fewer buyers; therefore they can be more demanding. Remember above all as hard as it is; don't be emotional about the sale. You may be selling for less than you wanted or expected but you are also buying your next home for less than you could have several years ago.

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Contractor John has over 35 years in the home building and remodeling industry. He has earned the prestigious CGR (certified graduate remodelor) and CGB (certified graduate builder) designation from the NAHB (national association of home builders). He has sat on the educational advisory board for the Midwest Builders Show and is a past President of the Will and Grundy County Home Builders and Associates. This unique blend of experiences equips John to expertly advise you as your Home Repair Helper

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