Tips for Selling a Home on Short Notice

Posted by Tarvin Realtors on Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 4:29pm.

Selling a home is a stressful experience, to begin with. When you add a time crunch, it can make things seem even more hectic. Here are a few professional tips on how to sell your home on short notice without experiencing as much stress and anxiety typically associated with selling:

Tip 1: Opt for Small Refreshers Rather than Large Renovations

When selling a home, you want to make sure the place looks as amazing as possible to capture buyers’ first impression. For many, this includes painting and remodeling. If you are selling on short notice, taking on a large construction project is simply not feasible, and if it’s obvious that renovations have recently taken place – the home reeks of new paint, for example – it will seem like you are trying to cover something up.

The best way to avoid this impression is by taking on a few small projects that have a meaningful impact. Cleaning the gutters or installing new kitchen fixtures are two ways to quickly refresh your home and impress potential buyers.

Tip 2: Save Time by Outsourcing

Trying to get everything done in a short amount of time can be very stressful. In most cases, it seems like there is simply not enough time to get everything done. If you’re selling on short notice, try outsourcing some of your chores so you don’t have to worry about it. For example, you can hire a real estate photographer to take your real estate pictures, hire a cleaner to clean the home or recruit a team of friends and family to help pack. By delegating some of the more menial tasks, you can focus on the important parts of selling.

Tip 3: Price to Sell

Even if your home is the ideal property for a potential buyer, if the price is too high, they may feel intimidated and not even attempt to make an offer. Take a look at other homes for sale in your area and check the prices. That’s where you should start with your home. Listen to the advice of your real estate agent to make sure the price is right for fast buyers.

Tip 4: Say Yes to Showings

Although a showing on short notice can sometimes feel a little inconvenient, sellers looking to sell fast need to say yes to every opportunity. Make sure your home is always clean and ready for a showing; keep your front yard looking clean and manicured so that any potential buyers will get an amazing first impression.

It’s also a good idea to keep some refreshments on hand at all times to offer visitors to entice them into staying in your home for longer.

For more tips and tricks on how to sell your Ridgewood, NJ home on short notice, call Tarvin Realtors at (201) 444-0690 today.

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