How can i sell my house quicker?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 19, 2017
    Clean and clean some more. Then paint, trim and prune. If anything needs to be fixed now is the time to do that too.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 19, 2017
    Check with a good realtor and they will let you know how to stage your house. Remove all personal pictures, photos, things the kids made that are on your shelves, fridge, etc. You want the people who look at the house to imagine themselves in the house, not your family. The realtor you choose will also be able to let you know if you need to do anything that will be more appealing to buyers right now in your area. Go minimal in what furniture you have in the house.

  • Liz Toone Liz Toone on Nov 19, 2017
    Put away as many personal things as possible. The idea is to give a potential buyer the opportunity to imagine what their things would look like in the house. Be a minimalist for this time period. Make sure things are kept neat and appealing. It's a good idea to have some pleasant music playing softly in the background when potential buyers come to visit. It's also a good idea to have a pleasant aroma dissipating through the house when potential buyers come to visit.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 19, 2017
    Your realtor should be able to tell you what projects need to be done to make the house more appealing to buyers. Be prepared to move out some pieces of furniture to make the rooms less crowded and minimalize everything... pack up summer clothes and put in storage to make closets look spaceous... etc.

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 19, 2017
    And I would say a multiple listing, while I hate open houses, open houses for pre-qualified buyers are OK. Pay a stager to walk through and make recommendations.
    I agree, get your personal stuff out so buyers can imagine their things in the space..... box them up and if need be rent a pod to store them in the drive/garage.

  • Rosemary Kelly Rosemary Kelly on Nov 19, 2017
    You need to get a St. Joseph Statue and bury it in your front yard upside down facing your house. Then say the prayer. Once the house sells, dig him up and take him to your new house and put him in a place of honor.

  • Dfm Dfm on Nov 19, 2017
    I've sold 2 houses -the first one was sold in a week, the second sold the first day listed. you need to show off how spacious the place is. you need to make the place memorable. you need to be realistic about the homes price.

    depersonalize the place. remove family photos, store personal toiletries out of site. fix anything that needs fixing. and clean. clean again. no one wants to purchase another persons dirt. clean all carpets, scrub all floors, windows.
    prospective buyers will look in closets. edit your clothes donate what doesn't fit, now some people will say bake some bread , put out air fresheners...i like the smell of cleaning products instead. I've always wondered what the air fresheners were covering up. i"ve walked out of prospective houses be cause of the sent used triggered my allergies.

    if you have pets cats dogs-secure them in a crate with a cover towel or blanket, and a note saying please don't pet me.... my person will let me out when all is safe. clean litter boxes daily if you have cats, make sure the water in the fish tank is clear. police all litter boxes including the shelf pets make sure the pets have water and food. if you take good care of the pet, maybe you take care of the house.

    organize and edit the kitchen cabinets to show off the space in the cabinets. you know potential buyers will look. they also look at garage space. organized, neat and tidy.

    now...painting -neutral colors are best. if you have a hello kitty pink room..neutralize it.

    if your house has an open concept floor plan- arrange furniture to show off the space and how to make the most of the space. i like to leave the potential buyers a place to sit and discusess the house. some will take pictures.

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Nov 19, 2017
    clean it out by simplifying and paring down your stuff!!! Depersonalize it as much as you can and if you have any crazy wall colors, paint them a neutral color. We got s storage unit before we sold our 2 houses and cleaned out a lot of stuff!

  • Ellis Ellis on Nov 20, 2017
    All of the above suggestions are great about paring down and cleaning up. Also, get anything you don't need right now (extra clothes in closets, extra linens that crowd the linen closet, extra dishes in the kitchen cabinets, pots you never use) out, pack it up and stack somewhere like a storage unit. If you don't have jam-packed closets, cabinets, etc., it makes the house seem roomier.

    Clean the stove and oven. Every buyer I ever saw opens the oven. Don't forget to dust all the light fixtures and lampshades, and clean out any ceiling globes of dust and dead bugs. The realtor is bound to turn on all the lights, so make sure all are clean and bulbs all light.

    In addition, don't neglect the curb appeal. They say that buyers make a decision within the first minute or so whether they are interested in a house. So clean up the front yard, the walkway, the porch or stoop, and the interior entry area. Clear away all the cobwebs on the porch, around the light, etc. If your house numbers and mail box look beat up, paint them or buy new ones. Put down a new Welcome mat. Make it pretty with fresh paint, a seasonal plant in a handsome planter, etc. Make that first impression a good one, because if it's bad, they won't want to look at the rest of the house.