How to Sell Your Home Fast

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Selling your home fast for the highest price possible is our bread and butter at LystHouse. Here are a few quick tips on how you can make sure your home sells quickly, easily, and for the highest price you can get.

When it comes to selling your home fast, home-staging is important. You want to make your home appeal to potential buyers. A fresh coat of paint and a little bit of landscaping goes a long way. Avoid colors like hot pink and black.  Try neutral colors to inspire the buyer’s imagination. Declutter, depersonalize, and clean clean clean. You want your house looking as immaculate as possible.

Modern marketing is also important. Sure you want traditional marketing such as a beautiful sign in your yard, a well written description, pro-photos, attractive curb appeal, open houses, and flyers, but also consider social media advertising, facebook live tours, text message marketing, blasting your home not just on the MLS but on thousands of websites around the world for maximum exposure.

As far as price point is concerned: all real estate will sell for the right price. The lower the price, the quicker it sells. Sometimes if you hit that sweet spot that’s just low enough you can attract many buyers who end up offering over list price to beat out competitors and win the deal. Sellers that price their home too high and then lower the price a few times often get less than they would have if they had priced it realistically from the start. Also, fewer agents will show your home if they know it is overpriced. An excessively high price on your home makes other homes at the price point (correctly priced) seem more attractive. Even if you do get an offer, if the professional appraisal doesn’t meet your high price, then you just wasted critical time as financing won’t be approved.

According to a recent studyFSBOs often have a low probability of selling and when/if they do sell they net as much as or less than they would have had they used a realtor. FSBOs also open themselves up to a lot more risk because of a higher probability of mistakes and not making appropriate disclosures meaning they could be subjected to lawsuits.

Using a realtor who has the knowledge and marketing expertise will help you tremendously. This will help you save time, money and will most likely help you sell at a higher price in a quicker time frame than going it alone. Using a modern brokerage with multiple specialists can also sell your home faster than by using a traditional single agent. At our brokerage, LystHouse, you don’t have just one single agent working for you, you have a whole team working together to sell your home and maximize your home’s exposure to attract the right buyers via home-staging, modern marketing, and employing a pricing strategy to attract multiple offers often above list price.

Also because our brokerage only charges a 1% fee  for full service or ZERO commission if you’re buying your next home with us (or qualify for our HEROES program), this gives our clients more flexibility in pricing when competing with other neighborhood homes.

We also have a sister company called FlypHouse where we pay for repairs and even the remodel at zero out of pocket cost to home sellers to help them sell their home faster and for more money than they would have if they had kept it in “as-is” condition. For some sellers that need foundation work or need to remodel to make more money on their sale but don’t have the cash to do it themselves, this program makes sense and has been having a lot of success. It’s free to get an offer at www.FlypHouse.com

 

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