After a decade of heating up, housing prices are starting to cool down according to real estate experts. Where last year’s year-over-year growth in housing prices was 10%, this year’s was 7% and next year’s is set to come in even lower.
With that housing market slow down talk, as a seller, you may be wondering if your sell your house fast dreams have been dashed…
Don’t worry, you’re still in good shape.
While selling your house quickly is going to present a steeper challenge in the coming years, it’s by no means impossible. Furthermore, it’s possible to get your sell your house fast “juju” going without needing to break the bank on things like costly renovations.
Therein lies the purpose of this article.
Below, our team goes over some ways you can get your house sold without extra costs!
If you’re really in a pinch to get your house sold and don’t want to put money into fixing your home’s issues, there’s one solid solution you can leverage… Selling to a cash for homes company.
Cash for homes companies make all-cash offers on homes as quickly as the same day you contact them. From there, you can accept their offer and be out of your home in as little as 7 days!
To sell your home as-is quickly, there is no faster solution than doing business with a We Buy Homes company.
If you’re adamant on bringing your home to the open market, your success is going to hinge largely on the real estate agent you contract. An important thing to know about agents is that not all of them are created equal.
One agent might take a year to sell your home at $400,000.00 while another could sell it for $460,000.00 in three months.
Given that “results may vary” reality, you’re going to want to interview as many agents in your market as possible to see which ones can promise you the best price in the fastest amount of time.
It’s worth noting that promises don’t always come to fruition when it comes to real estate agents. Still, reputable agents know what they’re talking about and you can put a fair amount of stock into their sales pitches.
Is your home’s front lawn unkempt? Is the paint on its face faded? Do its bushes seem overgrown?
All of that is affecting your selling viability.
If you don’t want to splurge on paint, consider breaking out your clippers and a lawn mower so you can start whopping your front facing vegetation into shape.
The better you can make your house look on the outside, the better chance you’ll have of drawing prospective buyers into its inside.
People only buy homes that they can visualize themselves living in. That visualization process is really hard when you have pictures of your kids hanging on every wall.
To really boost your chances of selling your home fast, depersonalize your home. Take down family photos, remove the drawings hanging on your fridge, store that doormat that has inside jokes printed on it… You get the picture.
Homes that look a touch sterile give buyers that blank canvas they need to help them imagine creating their own family memories!
If you were looking to spend a little money, we’d suggest having someone come in and stage your home to boost its sellability. To get a similar effect for free though, consider rearranging the furniture you already own by yourself.
Anything you can do to open your rooms up a little and make things feel improved can have a serious impact on offers coming in.
If you need help, consider hiring an interior designer on budget platforms like Fiverr to pitch you a furniture plan. Pitches are typically excellent and usually cost under $30.00!
It seems like everyone has a $1000.00 cellphone in their pockets these days that can take breathtaking photos. If you’re one of those people, put your phone to work!
Take some stunning photos of your home both inside and out. If you’re working with an agent, send the photos to them to see if they want to leverage any in their marketing materials.
If you don’t have an agent, use your photos to pump up your house on your own through social media or via popular listing sites like Zillow or Trulia.
Selling your home fast is easy in a seller’s market. It’s a lot harder in a buyer’s market unless you’re willing to make some serious price concessions.
Our advice if you don’t want to cut your price and do want to sell your home fast is to wait until buyer demand is high. If you do that, you should have no problem naming your price and getting rid of your home, fast!
From waiting for the right time to depersonalization, there is no shortage of sell your house fast tips you can leverage to get money in your pocket quickly.
So, leverage as many of our cost-effective tips as possible, kick-back and wait for the offers to start pouring in!
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