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- Time to clean
- Creative ideas
Get tips from a real estate agent. Use their advice to set a price based on average sales of real estate in your market to sell your home faster. Don't inflate the number just to absorb their commissions and make a bigger profit.
Paint, trim, mow, and make repairs to improve curb appeal. Organize or eliminate interior clutter so that potential buyers can visualize themselves living in your home.
Put pictures online
Take bright, complimentary photos of the home inside and out and post them online with the listing. Engage a video service to create a virtual tour so more people can experience the home.
Expand options by placing information about the home on social networks. Saturate the local area with fliers on bulletin boards at stores.
Stay out of the way
Stay out of the way and let the realtor sell the house. Answer questions if asked, but don't expect to hard sell people by crowding them or overselling the good parts. You could accidentally talk them out of a sale.
Offer extra value
Offer to prepay taxes or closing costs for a buyer who acts quickly. Include plasma screens, furniture, or appliances to further entice a buyer to spring.
Hold the line
Hold the line on what you expect to get for the house, and avoid continually lowering the price when interest slows. On the other hand, don't jump at the first bid without being sure no more offers are possible. With the right advice, your home will sell quickly, and you'll be on your way to a new home.