How To Get Your House Ready To Sell Quickly

Published: 08th April 2015
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People that are selling their home today would like their home to sell fast and for as much money as possible. Selling a house in today's market is not as easy as it used to be but with a little extra preparation you can sell your house quickly even with all of the other competition in the market. Here are some steps that you can follow to prepare your home to be sold and to attract buyers over your competition.

1. Start with the outside.

Make sure when a buyer pulls up to your home with an agent they have a great first impression. The outside of your home is the first thing buyers see and if they don't like the outside, they will probably not even care too much about the inside. Keep these things in mind when preparing the outside.

- Mow the yard and ensure your landscape is neat and up-to-date.

- Keep the sidewalks clear of all toys and gardening supplies.

- Paint peeling or faded window trim.

- Make sure your house number is clearly visible to the buyer.

2. Make Sure You Clean, Clean, Clean

Home buyers usually do clean the house before they put it up but they should have it done professional so people see the house really sparkle. No one wants to buy a house that they feel was neglected and not well-cared for. Buyers and good agents will usually take this into account because it shows how the house was taken care of while you lived in it. Here are some things to make sure are 100% cleaned and looking great.

- Dust fans and all light fixtures.

- Ensure the carpets are as cleaned as well as shampooed.

- Get rid of any cobwebs.

- Wax hardwood and kitchen floors.

- Clean the bathroom tile, and bleach dingy grout.

- Hang up fresh kitchen and bathroom towels.

- Air out any musty areas and make sure the home smells fresh.

3. Make your home impersonal and de-clutter.

People are not interested in buying your photo, heirlooms, or knick-knacks. By taking those types of things away you will allow the potential buyer a better chance to picture their own stuff in the house. Make sure you pack up all of your pictures and other personal belongings so the buyer can think about their family stuff in the home. All them to imagine their stuff and their family in the home. During the home sale less is more.

- Collect all your junk and odds and ends and pack them away.

- Remove books from bookcases.

- Clean out the cabinets.

- Remove personal hygiene items from plain view and pack them in a closet for daily use.

4. Let go of the Emotions.

It is totally understandable that you have developed emotional ties to the home. There have been many memories in the home that you will have to let go of. Even though this is the case you have to remember that you are trying to sell your house quickly so holding on is only going to do more bad then good. It is going to be hard but you have to cut the ties and get ready to move on.

- No longer see it as your home, but a product that needs to be sold.

- Do not take offense at things that people tell you about the home and its faults.

- Remove all personal effects that will cause you to reminisce.

5. Properly Value The Property

The last thing you need to make sure that you do is to evaluate the price at a fair and reasonable price that will attract potential buyers. If you are unwilling to see the homes faults you will evaluate it higher then it should be. When you are selling your house you have to remember it doesn't matter what you think it is worth it only matters what someone is willing to pay for it. Make sure you base your price off of market values and comparable property in the recent past and always be ready to negotiate.

If you take the steps above to heart you could indeed have a quick property sale. Take your time and get things right and always remember to not dwell on the memories but to sell the house so you can move on with life.


If you don't know when to sell a house, it's okay. The right time to sell your house is when you are ready. Taking the time to reserach your options is most important. Check out our I buy houses blog for more info!

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