I Need To Sell My House Fast: What Should I Do?

If you want to sell your house fast then the fastest way to do that is through an investor.   They bring cash, buy houses as a business and can close in under 30 days.  No other way to sell a home is faster.

It’s not impossible to sell your house fast as for sale by owner (FSBO). For those of you looking to sell your house fast, it’s important to know that the process is neither easy and most who try to do it themselves fail. In 2017, only 8% of homeowners offered their home FSBO, according to the National Association of Realtors. The majority of homeowners (89%) took the traditional route of using a real estate agent.

One of the glaring reasons that the number of FSBO sales keeps dropping is that only a small number of those who utilized this method were satisfied with the experience and overall result. The difference of the median selling price between an FSBO home and a real estate agent-assisted sale is $60,000 on average (12% on a $500,000 home). This is why the selling to an investor or a “we buy houses” company has become so popular.

Whether for sale by owner, investor or via a real estate agent, how quickly a house sells depend on how you initially present your home. If you’re thinking to sell your house quickly and get the best price for it, you need to make an effort in presenting it in the best light.

Here’s what you should do for a quick property sale when getting your home ready for an investor.

The secret to selling a home fast

Clear The Stage

Every homeowner who plans on selling their home aims to sell it as quickly as possible. If you want to attract potential buyers, you need to give them something tantalizing to look forward to. Once they enter your home, your main goal is to create an environment where they can envision the future of the home.  Since we’re talking specifically about selling to an investor, you only need to clean up.

What Should You Clean?

  • Boost curb appeal: Make sure your home looks fresh and appealing from the outside, enough for potential buyers to want to check the inside.  You want to sell quickly but you don’t want to leave money on the table.  A clean yard is free or inexpensive and will alert the investor that you care enough about the home to maintain it.
  • Keep your home tidy: A clean house does wonders.  First, it makes the home appear bigger.   The other thing that happens when the property is clean is that it appears to be better taken care of.  Here again, even if you are selling in a hurry this free activity can add thousands to an offer from an investor or otherwise.
  • Stack Boxes Below Eye Level:  A very common problem in fast home sales are that the owner of the house is in the process of moving. They don’t want the hassle of traditional showings.  So they pack up and stack up those moving boxes.  This is “real estate hack” of stacking boxes below eye level allows the viewer to get a sense of the volume of the room.  As soon as the boxes block your view, it removes that square footage visually.

Take Pictures And Even Videos

This is a must.  If you plan to sell your home for sale by owner, this is mandatory, however, it’s also important if you plan to sell direct to an investor.   While investors are different than regular buyers they will likely be more enticed to work with you if you take photos and save them the time of having to document your home for their evaluations.

Know Your Market

The number 1 thing that causes a home to sell is price.  If you sell your home for sale by owner and plan to market it to traditional home buyers, then prepare to discount your property.  The traditional buyer is internet savvy and will know the price of your home and know that you aren’t using an agent.  In addition, most home buyers are ignorant about the costs of an agent and grossly overestimate the cost.  There is a reason why FSBO sellers lose 12% on the sale of their home.

Conversely, if you are selling to an investor you will be dealing with an expert that’s the main goal is profit.  Use this to your advantage.  If you follow our tips and clean your home and take pictures and know the price then you can stick to it when it comes time to negotiate.  In a fast home sale, it’s rare to find a home seller that does these free things to get the most value out of their home, even in a distressed sale.

The absolute fastest way to sell your home is to sell it to an investor.  Investors can bring cash and close quickly.  If that sounds like something you want, Contact us today to get started!

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