Speed matters when it comes to many real estate sales and transactions. While some homeowners decide to list their property and are ready to wait it out to find the right buyer, others are pressed for time. This may be the case due to many different circumstances, ranging from financial distress to a new job that necessitates a move. Some property owners are required to sell their home in a certain timeframe in order to free up funds for the purchase of their new house. Whatever the situation, it’s not uncommon to encounter a situation where you find yourself wondering how to sell your home faster. There are a number of different strategies that can speed the home sale process and that’s precisely what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Realtor Judy Szablak, of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Westport.
How Do I Sell My Home Faster?
While ultimately, you cannot directly control precisely when you sell your home, there are many factors that impact the process. So by implementing the right strategy, you can go a long way toward selling your home faster. Consider the following tips.
• Price Your Home Appropriately. The homes that tend to stay on the market the longest are those properties that are over-priced. Many homeowners are tempted to inflate their asking price to leave room for negotiation, but this strategy can backfire because you may inadvertently place your home in a higher price bracket, where it pales in comparison to the other homes at the same price point. It’s best to work with an experienced Realtor who can recommend an appropriate asking price that’s suitable for the unique traits of your property, the location and the current market conditions. Remember, it’s in your real estate agent’s best interest to sell your home for the highest possible price since they’re compensated based on a percentage of the sale price. So if your Realtor is saying that your price is unrealistic, then this is probably true. Of course, if speed is essential, you can always price your home more competitively. The best-priced properties tend to stay on the market for a matter of days, not weeks or months.
• De-clutter and Clean. An untidy, cluttered home will look much smaller than it really is. This also sends a negative message like, “this house doesn’t have sufficient storage space,” which is a problem because storage space is a heavily weighted consideration amongst prospective home buyers. What’s more, clutter can give the impression that the house is “unkept” or “dirty.” When a potential buyer sees this, they think that they’ll need to invest a lot of time cleaning, even if that’s not really the case. So get a head start on packing by de-cluttering your house (including the closets!) and cleaning.
• Choose a Local Realtor With Strong Marketing Skills. Your real estate agent’s experience and skills matter, especially when it comes to marketing. Real estate marketing is a unique niche that requires a fair amount of experience. Today’s buyers are turning to the web to find their next home, so it’s vital that your home is prominently featured beyond just the MLS. Social media marketing is one of the most effective avenues for helping your home to gain exposure, resulting in a faster sale…but it can quickly turn into a money pit if your Realtor lacks experience.
Of course, you, as the homeowner, are certainly free to share your home’s listing with others online via social media and even by email. Just be sure that you’re posting in a way that’s effective and efficient. If you’re uncertain, consult your real estate agent for advice.
Trust Your Home Sale to a Top Southern Connecticut Realtor
If you think you’re ready to buy a new home or sell your existing home, there’s no better time to do it! Acting now will allow you to lock in a good interest rate. And what’s more, the spring is an ideal time to buy or sell. Southern Connecticut real estate expert and seasoned Realtor Judy Szablak is here to offer guidance, helping you avoid scams while ensuring that you enjoy a prompt, efficient transaction. An agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, based in Westport, CT, Judy Szablak has been in the real estate field for decades. She specializes in the purchase and sale of single-family homes, new construction, luxury properties, condominiums and even seasonal or rental homes.
Serving clients since 1984 and recently amongst the top 6% of Coldwell Banker real estate agents worldwide, Realtor Judy Szablak has more than 30 years of experience working in the Southern Connecticut real estate industry. She works with clients in a number of Southern Connecticut communities, including Westport, Trumbull, Weston, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, Easton, Wilton and Rowayton amongst others.
Browse Judy’s property listings to see if your new home is amongst her listings! Or, if you’re ready to sell your Southern Connecticut home, turn to the best. With over three decades of experience selling homes in this area, Judy knows exactly what it takes to ensure a smooth and stress-free home sale. Call Realtor Judy Szablak today at 203.257.5892.