5 Things to Do to Make your House Sale Happen Quickly

by Phyllis DiBlasi, GRI, CRS 08/18/2019

Selling a home can be pretty intense and stressful, especially if you haven't done so before. The pressure even becomes greater when you need to close your current sale before you move into a new home. Doing these few things may be the critical little steps you need to take to make that sale happen as fast as you need it.

  • Price your home right Pricing is especially important. A lot of times people price their homes based on what they think they ought to get for the house, but a buyer is only going to pay what he thinks is the value of the house. Pricing right means that your home won't stay for too long on the market—a negative indicator that can slow the sale.
  • Improve the curb appeal Curb appeal refers to how attractive your home looks to people on the outside. Little things like upgrading the exterior paint job, replacing the number plate, doorbell, and other external fittings or even mowing the lawn will all add up to make your house appeal to the buyer looking on from the outside.
  • Take good pictures The old saying is true that goes that a picture is worth more than a thousand words it comes to your house listing. You want to make sure that you avoid unattractive photos. You could use a professional photographer to make sure that your pictures are high quality with adequate lighting. Unless your cell phone camera is super good, you probably shouldn't use it.
  • Arrange your home right The right arrangement of your home might be what is needed to help your buyers make the final decision. Take away your personal touches and lay aside your preferences. The objective is to make it look like a home they can live in, and having too much of your personal items might be a distraction as it makes it harder for them to picture themselves living in a home that still has your pictures on the wall.
  • Write out a great listing copy And while a picture may be worth a thousand words, a picture plus a thousand words, is worth a lot more. A vivid description makes potential buyer of your home have an idea of how living in your home may feel. You should talk about any advantages your neighborhood has, such as proximity to schools or shopping malls. Let the buyer think that your home is unique with your words. If you need assistance with a good description, talk to a professional writer for help.

About the Author
Author

Phyllis DiBlasi, GRI, CRS

Excellence in Action Originally hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Phyllis DiBlasi is a graduate of Saint Agnes Hospital School of Nursing with a degree in Nursing as well as earning a Business Degree from Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. A resident of Sarasota, Florida since 1995, Phyllis has found "Paradise" amidst its pure white sandy beaches which are touted as the crowning jewels of the Southwest's Gulf Coast. As a full-time professional REALTOR, Phyllis specializes in the sale and marketing of residential properties, condominiums, golf course homes and waterfront properties in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Siesta and Lido Keys. Phyllis DiBlasi has been the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding performance in Real Estate which includes being selected as a Five Star Real Estate Agent Best in Client Satisfaction since 2006, proving, yet again, that she is someone you can truly depend upon. Phyllis has deservedly earned Real Estate's most illustrious professional designations: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute); CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) considered a PHD in the real estate field. "Accept nothing less than excellence when you are buying or selling a home".