There’s no way to figure out exactly how long it will take your home to sell. You can use historical data from your neighborhood and guesstimate based on similar homes that recently sold. But that’s not a guarantee your home will sell as fast.
Now for the good news: You can take steps to increase your chances of selling quickly by setting your home at the right price and by making improvements that will help your house look its best.
One important part of helping your home sell quickly is the price — these 3 tips can help:
Check out what houses have sold recently in your neighborhood – often this information is available through online home sale sites. Consider setting your home’s price within 10% of similar ones that have sold within the last 6 months.
Try to take the emotion out of the selling process. Reflect on what a buyer might be willing to pay for your house – and why. You might want to make improvements based on what you think might make your home more appealing.
A real estate agent can provide a more in-depth analysis of home sales in your area and guide you on setting a price that entices buyers, while still getting you the best possible price.
Curb appeal. In the real estate world that’s the term used to describe a home that’s attractive to buyers even before they step foot inside. Spruce up your house on the outside with these cost-effective tips:
Don’t stop on the outside! Help your home stand apart from others by doing a thorough cleaning of the interior along with making these quick fixes: