5 Tips to Sell Your House Fast

Couple sitting after selling their houseWhen entering into the real estate market, it’s important to sell your house fast, especially in Phoenix where the housing market can change rapidly with the seasons. That’s not the only reason to sell quickly, however. The longer your house sits on the market, the more its value will drop while you’re still paying on the mortgage, insurance, and other such costs. We’ve compiled a list of quick tips to help you sell your Phoenix house fast so you can save money and get into the home you want – now.

1: Improve Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is a term you’ll hear a lot in real estate, and for good reason. It’s a measure of how appealing your home looks to somebody who just pulled up to the curb – essentially, the first impression. You only get to make one, so make sure it’s a good one! There are a lot of ways to improve your curb appeal, but some simple tricks include replacing the house numbers and mailbox, painting or replacing your front door, and making sure the front yard is neatly kept. If the house itself looks a little rough around the edges, never underestimate what a fresh coat of paint can do to improve its appearance!

2: Price Correctly From the Start

It’s a common mistake for home sellers to initially list at a high asking price and then lower it if the house doesn’t sell. More often than not, this actually results in selling the house much slower and often at an even lower price. When you list your house on the market, it’s going to get the most attention it’s ever going to get in the first 30 days. If your asking price is too high, most potential buyers and their agents will steer clear, assuming you’re either unwilling to negotiate the price or you’re not really serious about selling. Even if the price drops later, agents and buyers will remember your house from their first round of shopping and will be less inclined to give it a second look.

3: Clean Thoroughly

This means more than just sweeping and mopping (though those are important too). The devil is in the details, as the saying goes, so pay close attention to the little things that normally escape notice, but can really bring down a room’s condition. This means scrubbing the baseboards and door frames, washing the windows, and replacing old and worn switch plates and outlet covers. It’s also a good idea to remove any personalization from the house, such as knickknacks, wallpaper  and family photos. After all, you want prospective buyers to envision the house as their home, not feel like an intruder in yours.

4: Hire a Professional Photographer

Now, this may seem silly in an age when everyone has a camera built into their phone, but note the use of the word “professional.” Posting photos of your home is good if you want to sell your house fast, but all the photos in the world aren’t going to help if they’re not good pictures. That’s where a professional comes in. They know exactly which angles and lighting will make your house look its absolute best and will drastically increase the number of interested buyers.

5: Be Flexible and Available in Showing

This is possibly one of the most common and crippling mistakes in selling a home. If your house is only available for showings on Monday, Thursday and Sunday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., you are severely limiting the number of potential buyers who can view your home. Hosting an open house is great, but making the house available for showings at any time is crucial. After all, your objective is to sell. Also, if possible, leave the house while your agent is showing people the property. This will make potential buyers feel more comfortable looking around and checking the place out without feeling like they’re snooping and allow them to freely discuss the pros and cons of the house openly and honestly with the agent.

Follow these tips, and you’ll have a much better chance at not only selling your home for a good price, but also selling it quickly. All Homes AZ can help you in that regard, as well! We buy houses throughout the Phoenix area so you can avoid the stressful experience of selling a home on your own. We offer the same great sales results you would get with a real estate agent, but with a cash payment for houses in Phoenix. Contact us online today to get a free quote!

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