You want to sell your home quickly. Here are two tips to take you from “For Sale” to “Sold” in just a few days on the market.
1. Get Professional Photos
You need to put down your smart-phone and let a professional photographer with their high-end photography equipment make your house look the best possible on the Internet. You have 15 seconds to make an impact, to grab that potential buyer (or buyer’s agent) attention to motivate them to come check out your house. Professional photos taken from all the correct angels and with right amount of light exposure and in focus (!) will make your house shine online. Make sure your REALTOR® uses a professional photographer to show your house in the best light in the Multiple Listing Services (MLS).
2. Price Your House Correctly
You want the most you can get for your house. You want to maximize your investment in your house. Your REALTOR® will help you accomplish that goal.
A house that is priced right according to the current market conditions will sell fast. Your REALTOR® will do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) and compare your house to other houses like yours that have sold recently in and around your neighborhood. The sooner you sell your house the more your will be able to sell your house for, so getting the initial price right (according to current market conditions) is critical to a quick sale. If you start too high, you will lose the initial momentum that you get with a new listing within the first two weeks, and then you will have to start reducing the price, taking dollars away from your bottom line. The right answer is to price it right to begin with and generate the most interest at the beginning of your house sale which will net you the highest price.