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5 Best-Kept Secrets to Sell Your Home Quickly

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 24 December 2019 05:00

When it comes to selling your home, it will take some work. And if you need to sell your home quickly, time is of the essence. You’ve already done the necessary steps of cleaning your home and fixing any small repairs, but it’s not enough. If you want to speed up the sale of your home, here are five insider secrets that will help get your home off the market.

Know your home’s best features

This is crucial when selling your home. If you want to get it off the market as quickly as possible, you need to know what makes your home stand out among the rest. If your home has lots of natural light, emphasize this feature. If it’s close to schools, hospitals, and shopping centers, make these features a clear selling point. Ask yourself: why would someone buy this home?

What’s that smell?

Sometimes it’s the small things which deter potential home buyers. You may not realize your home has an odor, so ask a third party to give you an honest answer. Whether it’s unpleasant smells such as pets, cooking, or sewage, these odors need to be addressed. If not, home buyers will fear these odors will never go away, and no one wants to buy a smelly home. A fresh and clean home makes people feel good.

Clean up your landscape

The front of your property is the first thing home buyers see. You don’t need to put a fountain in the middle of your lawn, but you should make sure your landscape is clean and presentable. Mow your lawn, trim your trees and bushes, and add a couple of fresh flowers to the garden. First impressions matter and a fresh landscape can do wonders.

Get the right real estate agent

If you want your home sold quickly, then you need the right agent. An experienced realtor can sell your home quickly and for a higher price rather than if you did it on your own. Make sure your agent knows the local market, and that you interview them before hiring them. If you feel the agent is intentionally misleading you just to get your business, avoid them at all costs. You want an agent whose realistic with your home’s value and is eager to sell.

Depersonalize your home

No one wants to enter a home that clearly looks like someone else’s dwelling. If they’re looking to buy a home of their own, they want to visualize themselves in it. You need to depersonalize your home by removing any family photos and trinkets. In other words, focus on making your home as neutral as possible. Prospective home buyers should see your home as a blank canvas that they can personalize themselves.

Selling a home can be a lot of work. And if you’re looking to sell your home quickly, there’s more pressure on your shoulders. But if you incorporate these tips when selling your home, you’ll have no problem getting it off the market.

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Craig Lebrau

Assistant Director (Landed Property) for Mourne Property Co. (Sydney) from 2001-2015. Founded and led Lebrau Estate Agents from 2015 until now - a boutique real estate firm serving private buyers.  

I prefer not to disclose social profiles as they delve into my personal life, however please feel free to get in touch via email at craiglebrau@gmail.com.

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