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The Secrets to Selling your Homes Fast- Revealed

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By : Flynna Jones    99 or more times read
The recent real estate crisis triggered by the dramatic rise in mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures has also brought about to home sellers its own crises. Selling your house during these times means great effort and additional investments to be able to sell your property at a good price. But as the saying goes: “In every crisis, opportunities arise.” One of the opportunities that can happen is that there will arise from the rubbles hordes of experts in selling houses and properties. And you may take advice from these people very well. Here are some of their tips:

  • Finish the “do” list. Every home has some little repairs that needed attention but left unattended. Now is the time, fix the screens, oil that squeak, patch the cracks, and paint the trim. Stop deferring, start repairing.

  • Get inspected. A pre-sale inspection can help in two ways, says real estate columnist Tom Kelly. Professional inspections can identify problems that could thwart a sale in time to fix them. And if there are no major problems, he said, an inspection can publicize that fact to skittish buyers.

  • "Having an inspection (report) right on the counter during the open house . . . shows the buyers that the seller's got nothing to hide.

  • Pack up the clutter. Too much stuff makes the room look smaller and distracts the focus of the buyer. Instead of focusing on your home you are trying to sell, his attention will be directed to your possessions. It is recommended that one-third of your things should be removed to better show off the rooms and closets. Since you are going to pack them anyway, why not do it now. Buyer cannot imagine living there if they cannot see the space.

Depersonalize and Neutralize. Pack away everything that says “you”; family photos, collections and the likes. If you need to repaint your walls or replace carpets, go for the neutral shades. By neutralizing and toning down your decor, you can help give them the blank canvas they need to imagine your house as theirs.

Clean everything very well. This means taking a cotton swab to faucets and fixtures, scouring fingerprints from all the switch plates, shining windows until they're spotless and vacuuming up every last dog hair from the baseboards. "You should be able to eat off the kitchen floor, the bathroom floor." You'll need to banish suspect smells as well; you don't want your house to become known in real-estate circles as "the cat pee place." If your pets have had one too many accidents, you may need to replace the affected carpet and padding and have the underlying floor sealed. If you're not sure how your place smells, get your least tactful friend to take a few whiffs and tell you the honest truth.

Pick the right publicist. If you're working with an agent, you will want one who can really sell. That means somebody who knows your neighborhood intimately and who's enthusiastic about your home. That also means someone other agents want to work with; someone who's too abrasive or who isn't trustworthy won't help your cause. If you're going to try to sell your home yourself, make sure you're up for the job. Hawking a home can be hard work.

Set the right price. A seller may think she's just testing the market with a high price tag, assuming buyers will at least make an offer, but buyers may assume she's unreasonable and move on. Your goal should be a fair price -- something that's reasonable given the price of other homes in your area.

Knowing and following the above suggestions will surely help you sell your home faster.
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