Did you know that, according to Market Watch, 2014 is set to be the perfect year for selling a home? As the source writes, because consumers once again have confidence in both the U.S. home market and the overall economy, and the average home price has increased 7.2% year-over-year, 2014 is poised to be the best year for selling a home since before the Great Recession.
Of course, just because this year may be your best shot at finding home buyers to take your home off your hands, that doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a sale. You could put your home on the market and wait for months before someone looking to buy or build a home comes along; however, if waiting isn’t quite your strong suit, here are three tips you can use to make selling a home a quicker, less painful experience.
Three Great Tips for Selling a Home in a Hurry
- Be Realistic with Your Asking Price
- Renovation and Home Improvement Can Help, but They Aren’t Fix-Alls
- Tag on a Little Something Extra
For HGTV, few things are as important to selling a home quickly than pricing your home correctly. This is all about having an appraiser come in and give you an estimate and comparing that number to other homes trying to sell in your local market. Does your asking price make sense for people who normally buy homes in your neighborhood? Is the pricing competitive with others? Keep these things in mind to find a price both you and a potential buyer can be happy with.
Renovating and otherwise improving the look of your home can have a drastic effect on home staging, and thereby improve the likelihood of making a sale in a hurry. Even so, as MSN Real Estate suggests, renovations and other home improvements are no guarantee you’ll be able to sell your home. Using this tip in concert with the other advice on this list is the smartest way to go.
Sometimes, as Forbes points out, you need to provide extra incentives to make buying your house seem like a better option than another. For instance, if your buyer can purchase your home in cash, you can offer them $3,000 off the asking price. If they make a decision within three days of speaking with you, you’ll throw in the kitchen furniture. Get creative and sweeten the pot to speed things along.
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