4 Tips To Get That Home Sold ASAP

Jeff Peterson
Jeff Peterson
Published on September 10, 2016

When homeowners ask how to get a home sold, there is typically more to the question. For instance, some really want to know how to get it sold asap, some are wondering how to sell a home to get more money out of it while others have a home languishing on the market and just want to know how to get the thing sold.

There’s no mystery to getting a home sold asap; it all starts with basic real estate principles and practices.

Timing

It’s important to know the current trends in your local real estate market before putting your home up for sale. Is it a buyer’s market – where there are more homes available than buyers? Or is it a seller’s market, with few homes available and lots of buyers?  If you want to get your home sold asap, it is important that you understand which trend the market is in.

Your local newspaper most likely covers your regional real estate market but this is also information you can obtain by asking your Realtor, Jeff Peterson.

This information is important for several reasons:

• If you can afford to wait to sell your home, the current market may be the deciding factor as to whether you sell it now or wait.

• It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to price your home appropriately.

• It gives you an idea of what to expect during the time the home is on the market.
Another aspect of timing the sale of your home is the season. Home sales are seasonal and the ideal time to sell the home is in spring. This doesn’t mean, however, that homes don’t sell at other times during the year, even in the dead of winter.
In fact, although fewer homes are listed and sold in winter than in spring, the likelihood that you’ll sell your home is higher in the former than in the latter.

Price

The number one reason a house is not sold asap is, the asking price. To make matters worse, sellers of overpriced homes typically reject initial offers because they think they are too low, when, in reality, they are most likely close to the market value of the home.  If you want to get your home sold asap, make sure you price it correctly!

In a buyer’s market, it’s even more important to price your home competitively. By having Jeff Peterson as your real estate agent, he can help ensure your list price should be very close to the home’s true market value. It’s up to you, then, to either lower it a bit to create more interest or to overprice the home and risk eventually having to drop the price.

Condition

It almost sounds trite in today’s real estate market to mention that a home needs to be cleaned and decluttered before putting it on the market. While the advice is common, it’s still very good. A clean home with maximum curb appeal will put your house above the competition and get it sold asap.

Make repairs to anything that obviously needs it. This means dripping faucets, loose banisters, cracked windows – anything that a buyer will notice. These little things make it appear that the home hasn’t been maintained – something no buyer wants to take on.

We can discuss larger repairs and whether or not they should be tackled.

Realtor

Your Realtor can make or break the deal. Keep that in mind when determining who to hire to assist you in the sale of your home. This is not the time to hire that friend of a friend or your Aunt Martha.  You should hire a professional with years of experience.  Jeff Peterson has over 14 years experience in buying and selling all types of real estate transactions. Let his experience work for you.

Work as a team with Jeff, following up with one another frequently throughout the process.

Getting your home sold asap requires, overall, patience. Take your time with each step in the process, ensuring that nothing falls through the cracks. Listen to the advice of your real estate agent and you’ll soon be on your way to the next phase of your life.

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