Did you know there are actions you can take to make your home sell swiftly?
Here are four tips to do just that:
Use a Texas REALTOR®. Consumers who hire a Texas REALTOR® sell their homes more quickly than if they tried to sell their home on their own. That’s because Texas REALTORS® know how to market your property so it reaches the right buyers.
Make sure the price is right. An overpriced home is destined to sit on the market. Your Texas REALTOR® will give you accurate information about comparable home prices in your area as well as the current marketplace, so you can choose the right price from the start. Plus, research from the National Association of REALTORS® shows that sellers who use an agent sell for a higher price than for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) sellers. In the United States in 2014, FSBO homes sold for median price of $208,700 compared to $235,000 for sellers who used an agent.
Declutter your home. It’s hard for potential buyers to see themselves in your home when it’s overflowing with your kids’ toys, dishes are constantly piled in the sink, or you have your unique collections on display. Cleaning often and storing items will be worth it for a quicker sale.
Fix lingering problems with your property. People will notice the door that doesn’t quite shut all the way, the scratches on your baseboard, and the rattling ceiling fan. Even small fixes can make a big difference in how attractive your home is to a buyer.
Your Texas REALTOR® can give you specific advice for your home that can help you take your property from for sale to sold.